Originally Posted by iammatt
I mean this in the nicest way, dude. Nobody is going to offer you a trading job without any experience, any education and a few weeks with an algorithm. That isn't me being a dick, or cutting you down, there are just too many people with experience and track records who have proved that they can stick with it when shit goes bad, and that they can work their asses off. Take the job at Met Life, have a beer, grab a great dinner and celebrate. It is honestly an almost incredible accomplishment to get an offer given what you would present in a traditional resume. If you are good, you can make it up quickly once you start. Nobody starts at the top etc.
Yeah, I am wondering if this is the right take on the situation, or if it really is possible to do better out the gate. We keep getting tantalized with offers of something bigger but which so far have yet to materialize. Do I hold out for the ideal, or do I take the MetLife offer and work my way up a more traditional path, and appreciate it for what it is?
And, in fairness, I was mainly disappointed because we had sort of been led to believe that they were going to offer us more than they did. They pumped up our expectations a bit unfairly, I think, ahead of the meeting. But it is important to re-adjust your relative expectations to be able to measure the opportunity from an absolute frame of reference, which is obviously more in line with what you're saying, so I see where you're coming from, and I think you may very well be right. I'm just trying to adjust my frame of reference and be objective, which is a little hard right now given that I was expecting more from this meeting.