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mit
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Lost my job - What's next?

December 10th, 2014, 11:34 pm

why would working guys be happier than early-retired people? if you have money, go do whatever you want instead of being told what to do.
nobody asks you to sit home watching TV. if you are a good trader, buy a house a costa de sol and manage some money from there. i dont see how getting a risk job be better than being free.
 
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Lost my job - What's next?

December 11th, 2014, 6:27 pm

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Originally posted by: mit
why would working guys be happier than early-retired people? if you have money, go do whatever you want instead of being told what to do.
nobody asks you to sit home watching TV. if you are a good trader, buy a house a costa de sol and manage some money from there. i dont see how getting a risk job be better than being free.


Most people want to work, or at least they don't have any better ideas. I have a friend who lives on a farm. They keep free range chickens in a shed. They are called 'free range' because the shed door is open. But none of the chickens ever go outside, since it's nice and warm inside the shed. Humans are similar.
 
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Lost my job - What's next?

December 11th, 2014, 10:47 pm

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Originally posted by: mit
why would working guys be happier than early-retired people? if you have money, go do whatever you want instead of being told what to do.
nobody asks you to sit home watching TV. if you are a good trader, buy a house a costa de sol and manage some money from there. i dont see how getting a risk job be better than being free.


Most people want to work, or at least they don't have any better ideas. I have a friend who lives on a farm. They keep free range chickens in a shed. They are called 'free range' because the shed door is open. But none of the chickens ever go outside, since it's nice and warm inside the shed. Humans are similar.


then you deserve to be always working for somebody

 
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Lost my job - What's next?

December 12th, 2014, 8:41 am

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Originally posted by: mit
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Originally posted by: jimmybob
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Originally posted by: mit
why would working guys be happier than early-retired people? if you have money, go do whatever you want instead of being told what to do.
nobody asks you to sit home watching TV. if you are a good trader, buy a house a costa de sol and manage some money from there. i dont see how getting a risk job be better than being free.


Most people want to work, or at least they don't have any better ideas. I have a friend who lives on a farm. They keep free range chickens in a shed. They are called 'free range' because the shed door is open. But none of the chickens ever go outside, since it's nice and warm inside the shed. Humans are similar.


then you deserve to be always working for somebody


not everyone wants the same thing as you do
 
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Re: Lost my job - What's next?

November 22nd, 2017, 11:53 am

After 3 years this topic needs a refresh. I am back in the industry. Not as trader, I am a headhunter now, focussing on banks. Let's see how that works.
 
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Re: Lost my job - What's next?

December 6th, 2017, 1:34 pm

What did you so since 2014? HH?
http://www.datasimfinancial.com

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Re: Lost my job - What's next?

December 11th, 2017, 1:16 pm

I worked as a teacher and a tutor in math where I was focussing on students. All those MBA-, Ecocnomics students have to take lectures in math / statistics. It's giving them a hard time. That's something where I could help. I met a lot of people, it was fun.
HH ist just since a couple of month.
 
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Re: Lost my job - What's next?

December 13th, 2017, 11:27 am

have you approached companies like statkraft markets gmbh ? 
 
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Re: Lost my job - What's next?

December 13th, 2017, 11:29 am

re train as a data scientist and learn to write python ... plenty of jobs about 
 
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Re: Lost my job - What's next?

December 13th, 2017, 11:30 am

ha i should have read the whole post !
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