A question about payscale...... I am with an unnamed prop house and have a question to determine whether or not I am being ripped off. I have 3000 down and my pay scale is 75% with the firm taking 25% I lost 500 dollars in my first month. I receive no pay for the first month. This is fine. I made 1000 dollars with my second month and my overall my account shows 3500 dollars after two months of trading. 500 dollars loss in month one.......1000 gain in month 2 for a net profit of 500. My firm took their 25% of my profits from month ($1000) two of 250 dollars. Here is my problem ....My overall p&l is only 500 for the two months...should the cut not be 25% of the 500 overall profit instead of 25% of the second months profit. My cheque should be the amount to ensure that 3000 remains in my account. So 500 bucks less their 25% =125 leaves me with pay of 375. They should not be able to make money until i am paid. The way they are setting up the pay means they make money every month. Any comments..... I have worked at other prop houses where pay for anyone only came when you actually had profits....only then would the firm take profits.