I have a brother who does some computer work at the CBOE. I went to visit him a few weeks ago and spoke to some people he knows that might be able to get me on the floor as a phone clerk. In doing so I would have to take a $20,000 a year paycut. Of course with my goal being to become a trader and earn more. It would be nice if I can trade on my own but perhaps I may be a little undercapitilized with a trading account under 100K and I also have a full-time job that takes up too much of my time. Im not a very experienced options trader but I am far more advanced then you average joe and am familiar with many theoretical and option writing concepts and have been trading a small account an my own for years now. I figured if I work on the floor full time ill be getting an education and a paycheck at the same time and maybe ill be happier. I really hate my job Can some of you who worked or work on the floor please tell me what my advantages/disadvantages may be. If there are any phone clerks or former phone clerks please give me your opinion on this.