From: e-trader@stella-am.com
To: phil.dump@pgbrokers.co.uk
Subject: Time to buy.

Even though I’m nervous about the year ahead, I cannot believe some of the mark downs we are seeing. I’ve asked the dealers to buy some property, housebuilding and bank shares. Best we celebrate with a lunch.

From: e-trader@stella-am.com
To: george.lark@virgin.net
Subject: Re: A good lunch.

Excellent idea! I’ve blackmailed old Phil Dump of PG to buy me lunch and Sweetings sounds splendid. Come along – I’ll square it with him, he owes me.

From: shirley.w@constellationif.com
To: e-trader@stella-am.com
Subject: Can we meet?

Victoria’s fine – and she speaks highly of you, by the way. She has made some comments about some of the people you work with, though, that I feel I should share with you in person. How about a drink after work?

From: e-trader@stella-am.com
To: hugh.golder@stella-am.com
Subject: Many apologies.

Sorry to have spoken out of turn to Stephen. He’ll keep it under his hat. What’s this I hear about a new marketing supremo? I thought we were relying on that chinless wonder, Peregrine?

From: peregrine@mhcc.co.uk
To: e-trader@stella-am.com
Subject: You’re missing opportunities.

How come I can never get through to you on the phone? I’m inundated with requests for you to give television, radio and press interviews but you’re never available. I’m not sure your boss would be too pleased if I told him of your attitude.

From: liz.trader@hotmail.com
To: e-trader@stella-am.com
Subject: A potential new job.

I have an interview with another insurance company – more my style. Investment banks are a bit too testosterone charged in my experience. It’s in Norwich next week so I thought I’d take the opportunity to stay with Rosemary and have a girlie catch-up.

To be continued…