I've been hittin the net hard sending resumes for a entry-level positions on the street. I've gotten a few responses for assistant/clerk positions, so far on a desk not on an exchange floor. I have a few expectations about the job: 1) Long hours 2) Abuse 3) Educational! 4) Lots of Non-stimulating work (getting coffee, running errands, data entry, etc.) 5) Low pay ($30K) 6) An opportunity to advance** None of this really bothers, except perhaps the low pay-although this is not a deal breaker its tough paying for rent, undergrad loans, etc. and only making $30K. A 2nd job is an option. I was hoping to get the perspective of someone who's been there and prevailed, what else should I expect? And most importantly, item #6, can I expect to move up and how long would it take?