Futex vs Schneider

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Old Dec 13, 2010, 6:38pm   #99
 
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so worried he posted 3 times

fwiw no one will expect a normal trader to do 6am-10pm at the office, maybe a trainee would.... but I will often submit orders once I get up at sometime well before 5am and even now I'm "trading" from my laptop, in that I have resting orders and will be alerted if any of them trade... but I'm not actually watching the market or trading really. Sometimes I'll balance things at 6pm and 9pm.

Then again, I can trade from home if I want to (and very often do). I mostly go into the office because otherwise I could easily end up sitting in the flat all day then getting paralytic at night, and dying in 5 years time...

Tomorrow I will be in the office at 6:30am. Because Tuesday is cleaning day and I want to avoid looking my cleaner in the eye.
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 6:50pm   #100
 
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...then getting paralytic at night, and dying in 5 years time...
Problem?
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 6:52pm   #101
 
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P.S. Regarding the CV concerns, yes, they're right. But that's because they don't understand what we* do... and to the extent they do, although they'd never admit it, they'd wonder why would leave such a world of FREEDOM to work with them as a corporate drone... the only reasons, really, are family (and employers hate family) - or more likely, you're a crap trader... which presumably makes you less likely to be able to do what they do than the man on the street. Bayes' theorem you see

*I want to stress I'm not @ Schneider. By "we" I mean arcade/prop traders.
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 6:52pm   #102
 
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Tomorrow I will be in the office at 6:30am. Because Tuesday is cleaning day and I want to avoid looking my cleaner in the eye.
LOL !!

I'm concerned about you, Arabian.
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 6:59pm   #103
 
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LOL !!

I'm concerned about you, Arabian.
I've always been... well it varies from "disgusting" (practical ex) to "other worldly and not as worried as others about niceties" (wonderful grandmother)... what can I say?

Even worse, I had to cancel my cleaning session last week. I've got a 2 bedroom flat and they have to be here for 4 hours to sort it on a normal week so god knows what it'll be tomorrow...

On the plus side I've recently been learning to put things in the bin rather than the floor or other horizontal surfaces. I have almost a 50% success rate with this.

Edit: Interesting point though. I'm embarrassed about my behaviour to the extent I've still not met my cleaner -after over a year... yet not enough to have reformed all that much.
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 7:19pm   #104
 
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I've always been... well it varies from "disgusting" (practical ex) to "other worldly and not as worried as others about niceties" (wonderful grandmother)... what can I say?

Even worse, I had to cancel my cleaning session last week. I've got a 2 bedroom flat and they have to be here for 4 hours to sort it on a normal week so god knows what it'll be tomorrow...

On the plus side I've recently been learning to put things in the bin rather than the floor or other horizontal surfaces. I have almost a 50% success rate with this.

Edit: Interesting point though. I'm embarrassed about my behaviour to the extent I've still not met my cleaner -after over a year... yet not enough to have reformed all that much.
When I went to London a several months ago, people often referred to a "flat" when conversing. I must admit, at that time, I hadn't the faintest clue as to what they were talking about, only to eventually realize that it's lingo for "apartment".

Perhaps it's common for traders to be throwing things around wherever there isn't a garbage bin:

Case in point 1:


Case in point 2:
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 8:19pm   #105
 
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I wanted to ask, but they said 'one question only'...
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I can't believe you've been accepted and yet have no idea what you're in for lol, and you're surprised at 6am-10pm days??? Why didn't you ask them these questions during the recruitment process?
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