I am interested in trading and have been investing for a while though not successfully. I am currently in IT and do want to become ultimately a full time stock trader. I got an offer to join a very reputed investment research firm A as a software developer, initial work is not related to stock research, but later on I may be involved in their research department. They did tell me that this is the right place to learn about stock investing. This is a lateral move for me and I was planning to take it just because they are investment firm and I thought I might learn there and be able to invest my self successfully. This place offer flexible hours but no telecommuting. Meanwhile I am getting another opportunity in travel industry which is 50% more money than this offer but nothing related to stocks. They will offer 1-2 days work from home also. I am not sure which one I should take. Please help. Do you think that working in a investment firm will help in becoming a good trader in the long run, they told me that I can attend their methodology training which are charged for $$$ to outsiders.