(HN discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15206926)
I like this guy. He has great insight, this is very well put :D
I'm sure customer service people and healthcare professionals love people coming on premises and throwing their weight around with exaggerations and half-truths.
The people I know would put you on the bottom of the list.
Note that the cases talked about involve legal deadlines so knowingly delaying to handle them is not a good option.
Are we reading the same thread? The cases talked about are mundane customer service interactions.
My significant other works in consumer facing healthcare. Every day customers come in proclaiming they "know the owner" or "are a lawyer" or "will take their business elsewhere", expecting to be prioritized. This isn't some clever life-hack; the people who do it are, in my opinion, jerks.
The author specifically recommends against grandstanding exactly because it signals "not a professional". So I really don't get your complaint.
It's a warning sign to be ultra-defensive and strictly adhere to protocol (and document every action taken). In any normal situation, there is room for adjustment, but not if you're interacting with someone who seems to have a superiority complex (doesn't mean they actually do, but it seems that way). No one is going to scare me into doing it wrong so I can get reprimanded for it later.
I am not even sure if there's a legal definition of shareholder, but assuming that there is, I suspect this doesn't cut it and you are simply a stakeholder instead. Feel free to link to relevant materials, if that's not the case.
In fact every public US stock is owned first by Cede and Company. Any public stock you own is a contract with them (via intermediaries). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cede_and_Company
>So you can be the "beneficial owner" without being the "registed owner".
Are you the 'beneficial owner' of an ETF's invested assets or just of the ETF instead?
You also do not have "direct" access to the dividends. The fund manager will pool the dividends and pay them out on a regular schedule, after taking their cut of fees.