I never felt good about it but continued to cash large paychecks. I think most stockbrokers slowly convince themselves they are helping clients and providing something of service or value when the exact opposite is most often times the truth.
I just couldn't do it any longer and so I got myself into a little trouble with the NYSE, just enough to warn myself and decide to get out of a very dangerous situation, a madoff type thing, jail time, etc.
So now, I sleep better at night and write about the wrongs, hopefully educating a few investors along the way.
Scott Barclay is a respected financial writer, sought after speaker and author.