Working (not trading) For a Prop Firm

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by orion19, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. orion19


    I'm still in the sucker stage of my education and am looking for a new job. I started swing trading about a year ago, did well (ie. got lucky) during the first month, switched over to a prop firm (Assent) and lost it all. In the mean time I've read everything I can get my hands on.

    Anyway, I don't have the capital (or resources to generate the capital) necessary to trade again. I'd love work around traders even if I'm taking out the garbage. Has anyone ever gone to work at a prop firm? I already emailed Assent, but haven't received a response...

    Disclaimer: I spent the last few days going over the forums, but in the infinite wisdom provided on ET I may have missed a similar post. If so, forgive me.
  2. How did you get the job at the firm with only 1 month of results?

    Obviously they fired you - at least presumably...

    How did you explain that one?

  3. orion19


    I piggybacked my way in. When a friend of mine joined he had a longer track record and told them he wanted me to join with him. Assent never asked any questions.
  4. Are you physically disabled?
  5. orion19


    Hah. Wow I'm getting beat up right out of the gate.

    No, I'm perfectly capable of working. However, I currently work with children with Autism and frankly it doesn't pay well. The job can be rewarding, but it's not what I'd like to spend my life doing.

    What I meant by that statement was that getting $25,000-$50,000 together that most people recommend before trying to make a career out of trading isn't feasible anytime in the near future. Therefore, I'm looking for something that would facilitate continued learning while I save.