I have found these forums helpful over the course of the past several years I've been on them so wanted to try to give a little back.
There is also a lot of very low quality information on here about how this business works and what trajectories can look like. I won't answer anything too biographical but I started at a major and have been at a few different shops, now trading at a large physical shop. I'll have to ignore inane questions or things that I feel have already been properly addressed but otherwise looking forward to providing some info. Please ask away.