I have been contemplating going back to finance after being "out" for 6 years (since 2016), after being "in" for 10 years (2006-2016), after being "out" for 5 years previously (2001-2006). My personal problem is "how to maximize my income" with the use of the current assets I have, while not killing myself in the process.
The current assets that I have:
1) My current income: $55,000 - down from $70,000 some year ago due to USD/RON going from 4 to 5.
2) An IQ of 130 measured accidentally while hangover, otherwise I decline having "it" measured
It might actually reflect the objective truth which is a "worst of both worlds" situation: too dumb to compete
with the 170-200 guys for the dwindling supply of "quant jobs" out there, too self-aware and idealistic for the code monkeys.
3) Making more money, easier, as a "senior software developer" with 20 years of experience than adding "quant" to my title.
I left a "quant" job when I received a 50% increase in my salary for doing just development. Like, half the work, folks!
Recently RBC tried to hire me for their Bucharest office while paying me less than I currently make, and having to
take responsibility to clean up the shit not just after lousy developers but lousy quants who also happened to do some
TO BE CONTINUED!