QuoteOriginally posted by: BramJQuoteOriginally posted by: londonerQuoteOriginally posted by: AbhiJDude, everyone's definition is different. Some guys are stress-o-holics and the equation for them would be: (intellectual+financial reward)*(work hours+stress+noisy environment).Financial reward doesn't come without stress and high working hours , more like its positively co-related.Just because everyone's definition is different, I put down the objective measure at the very beginning. The question is about the best quant role w.r.t. this measure, as opposed to your own measure. But it seems that only quantmeh understood the question. Isn't that this forum is full of smart guys???Being too lazy too google/search the forum + ask a silly question + whining when nobody takes you serious = annoying. IF you had bother to search for about 5 mins, for sure you would have stumbled upon MJ's guide to what different types of quants do.Anyway, how about becoming a monk. Call it an evocation an it ain't work, so the hours are 0. Moreover, accepting some deity or something might resolve an array of spiritual issues, so no stress. Find some brotherhood where everybody takes a vow of silence and noise is very small. Study some interesting stuff and I think you're well on your way to maximizing your objective function.Are you drunk?