Exiting the industry

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Well I just got offered a serious opportunity from a large energy company as a trader and I think that I am going to take it. I am 24 years old and think that it would be in my best interest. The benefits are the best that I have ever seen... 

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newkid wrote:Well I just got offered a serious opportunity from a large energy company as a trader and I think that I am going to take it. I am 24 years old and think that it would be in my best interest. The benefits are the best that I have ever seen... 

You mean like health insurance and everything?!?!

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newkid wrote:Well I just got offered a serious opportunity from a large energy company as a trader and I think that I am going to take it. I am 24 years old and think that it would be in my best interest. The benefits are the best that I have ever seen... 
Great--grab the brass ring.

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newkid wrote:Well I just got offered a serious opportunity from a large energy company as a trader and I think that I am going to take it. I am 24 years old and think that it would be in my best interest. The benefits are the best that I have ever seen... 
Enron?

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newkid wrote:The benefits are the best that I have ever seen... 
At 24, it's pretty likely you'll see better.  Based on your post, you should take it...you obviously don't belong here.
 

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newkid, I have some clients who work as traders for an energy company.  It's a good job and they all make in the $100,000- $150,000 range with good benefits. 
 

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It's disappointing to see Indyone becoming just another Starka, Joeboy, Knucklehead, and Philo.

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You're disappointed that I've given him an honest answer?  I'd been better for it if someone had told me the same at 24.  I love this career, and I wasted several years before I found it.  It's obvious this guy doesn't love being a financial advisor and he shouldn't stay in it a moment longer...life's too short.
...and at 24, it's doubtful that he's seen many benefit packages.  The odds are against never seeing anything better during his career, unless he dies before he's 30.  "Best I've ever seen" at this stage in his work career frankly doesn't mean much.
Honestly, I'm trying to figure out what useful purpose this thread has anyway...why do we care if another new guy falls out of the industry?  It's a waste of cyberspace.  Nasty, are you going all soft on us?  I'm disappointed in you...

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newkid wrote:Well I just got offered a serious opportunity from a large energy company as a trader and I think that I am going to take it. I am 24 years old and think that it would be in my best interest. The benefits are the best that I have ever seen... 
NewkidI'm sure you realize that you're starting over as a newbie in another high-burn out career.  I don't know anything about your trading background or your knowledge of energy markets, but I assume that you consider yourself above-average in these areas.Also, are you confident that energy trading is a good specialty for the next 5 to 10 years?  This may sound like a silly question, but anybody in Houston can tell you how quickly oil dropped to $9 a barrel after the first Gulf War.If you're comfortable with these factors, then I say go for it!Good luck with your new career!

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JC,
Why no response to my PM?
Ace

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JC?

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