I must be losing it, because I thought I posted this earlier, but I don't see it. If I did post it, well – – call me Goofy.
I received an email, an excerpt of which is shown below, from a fellow Sloper. I get emails like this from time to time. As a big believer that work should not feel like work, and a person who is blessed with a livelihood which he finds stimulating and pleasurable (I'm holding back – I love what i do) emails like this really get to me. Any counsel for this individual? I'm not trying to make this a Help Wanted ad; I'm just sure he, and others, would appreciate your counsel.
I literally despise my job as an accountant, & I want to trade FT. It all comes down to what I feel passionate about, & I'm passionate about analyzing charts & markets, developing ideas, acting on those ideas, & constantly learning. Accounting/audit is just not for me. I know this. I think 3/4 of the problem is the nature of the firm I'm at & the client base (we have some nightmare clients). How the heck to I go about transitioning fields? My one thought is to just p— off & start trading my own capital – I've got about $50K. However, this is not the best idea at present as I've got 2 kids (one 2 & 1/2 yr old & one infant), & I need some security to put food on the table, which is why a job in public accounting is more than ideal from a security standpoint. What about working for a CTA or a small boutique money management firm (I'm located in Toronto), who might need an analyst or an apprentice/junior trader? I'm not even sure if or where these types of positions might exist. I also know that it's often who you know in life, not what you know.