Hello Everyone, I'll keep this short and sweet.
I took anof school (after running my own little ER biz). Working on Wall St is great, I'm learning a ton, I put in the hours and I'm on the front lines. Outside of continually getting up to speed, I /63 within two months of joining.
My problem is with my boss. I'll keep this to two bullet points so you get the point:
- Expects 5-10 years experience and doesn't realize I've been there for 4 months. Aka, expects me to spot things only he would, you get the point when modeling.
- Is unhelpful. Instead of saying "hey this is wrong, this is what makes sense" in 1 minute, he will call screaming at 9pm for two hours. "you should come to me if you don't know something" is his go to, but how do you know what you don't know.
I love investing. I've been a relentless startup investor for years through HS and College with my own money and have done well. I enjoy visiting these companies (weeding through the 99.9% which are garbage, companies under $50M) and finding the best ones.
Long story short, I'm thinking about leaving to take a "normal" finance job or even work at a startup per say. This way I can breath and do what I love (startup investing) on the side.
Look lets be honest, If I wasnt doing the job I would have been fired a month in, at the latest. Also my boss is a seasoned vet which is why I dont understand why he would expect what he does (and no Im not messing around, I work 16 hours a day through earnings. Maybe not as much as you guys but you get my point).
As a middle ground I thought of approaching him and having an honest conversation about where I am, but I doubt that would go over well. Granted I took a job, no training, and am still here/getting up to speed 4 months in.
It would be hard to leave and see my friends make a ton of money, but lets be honest you can make a ton of money if you're good at your gig (my neighbor owns a few gas stations and is loaded). Over simplified here, but just the idea. At 23, I dont want to blow a good opportunity either.
Thanks for the honest advice.