Work until you die?

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by stevegee58, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. A snippet of a conversation overheard in the hallway at work:

    "I figure I'll just have to work until I die."
    "Yup, that's what our generation has to deal with."

    I chuckled inwardly, thinking to myself, "Fuck, no! I'll be trading full time in 5 years."

    I know that getting to the point of supporting yourself trading is *very* hard.
    But the thought of being some wrinkly, white-haired old geezer working alongside gum-cracking eye-rollers is too much.
     
  2. Trading is still working...
     
  3. so what exactly will you be doing?

    " I chuckled inwardly, thinking to myself, "Fuck, no! I'll be trading full time in 5 years."

    What a contradiction.


    ROFL.......
     
  4. trading is fucking hard work dude
     
  5. Hard work in the beginning.

    Some of the easiest work when you find what works for you.
     
  6. I know.

    In the context of the overheard snippet, "work" meant "employment".

    The transition to trading is a career change, not retirement.

    If I come across as one arrogant mo-fo, you're right. :cool:
     
  7. it's ot arrogant but I can't see how day trading until you die is not the same(even worse) than having ajob until you die....

    For me day trading is not enjoyable. I make money but I do not like it. When I get my account to greater then $500,000 I am out of this game and into something more enjoyable.
     
  8. "I figure I'll just have to work until I die."

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    Moral of the story. Do what you love, it won't seem like work.

    OR

    Do what you love and then find a way to get paid for it.
     
  9. $500k... that's it? You can live off that?

    Maybe you need to add another zero or two to that...

    :D
     
  10. Depends on your "lifestyle requirements". You could prolly live a comfy work-free life in a double-wide somewhere in the sticks.
     
    #10     Sep 16, 2008