Seeing if there are any other physical traders who can give me some insight on compshops. If you don't want to post on here then maybe send a PM.
A little background for me was an analyst for about 6 months, then moved into a physical trading role (got lucky quick). I started out originating about 1.5 MMT of grain in North America direct from elevators, and also handled freight trading and river logistics to vessel loading ports. Now I also manage merchandisers buying direct from farmers along with this. I handle pricing for all sales to destination markets and making domestic sales. Also I manage the risk for our desk, manage the futures/hedging and the hedging for all other grain desks. I have been in my role for about 5 years now(Also not located in the south/midwest so COL is not cheap). My base is around 80,and made about 500k and get 10% from the prob book. Physical PNL was around 15M but get no bonus off physical.