Employees remorse???

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by indahook, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. Some of you guys may recall me starting a thread on taking an agency desk job. So the reason why I started this one is I need some guidance here. The position is going OK, but I feel like I am being short changed in the salary Dept. There is alot of grief and hassle to put up with, which is fine. Any job will have some of this. But I am feeling grossly underpaid.
    What I really need is some idea of what other agency desk traders are making. If anybody with management, executive or agency desk experience can give me some guidance or direction I would be highly appreciative. Feel fee to PM me if you don`t want to post.

  2. You obviously need the money or you would be trading full-time... use the job to raise your grubstake, and then resign...
  3. Candle your 100% right, and that is my ultimate plan. But I need some fire power here to go to my boss and ask for a bigger salary. i.e back to full time trading faster.
  4. vega


    I'm sure you know how many people are looking for work these days (especially in this line of work), so your bargaining power is smaller that it could/should be. If you're getting any benefits, and a paycheck, pat yourself on the back. One route to consider may be to ask about a bonus/raise based on performance, explaining to your boss that there is no obligation if you don't perform, but that you are rewarded better for making the firm cash.

  5. I know it...the last thing I need is to get fired for asking for more dough.
  6. funky


    ahhh...thinking like a trader :)
  7. CalTrader

    CalTrader Guest

    OK you are joking right ? You just took a new gig, researched it etc and are on the job for a second and you want to go to the boss for more money ?

    If you pulled this with me you would be out the door. If you took a bad deal then shame on you. If its truly a bad gig then look around for another job and resign when you get it: otherwise stick it out until you have been around long enough to properly ask for more money or a better position based on performance.

  8. I am certainly not going to him soon. Even I don`t have the balls for that. I am just looking at the next level already(9-12 months out)...thats what I do. As soon as I get to my target I am scoping out the next one. It definitely not a bad gig just a demanding one for the pay. All in all the positives outweigh the negatives.