What do you tell people you "do"?

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Old Sep 8, 2012, 11:26pm   #1
 
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What do you tell people you "do"?

When people ask what you do for a living, what do you say?

Day trader? Futures Trader? Options trader? Stock trader?

All of these labels seem to evoke the vision of an unemployed guy sitting in his pajamas all day gambling. To avoid petty conversation and confusion by telling people I trade futures, I just tell them I'm an independent investor. They usually don't ask much more after that.

What about you? Stories?
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Old Sep 9, 2012, 12:51am   #2
 
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When people ask what you do for a living, what do you say?

Day trader? Futures Trader? Options trader? Stock trader?

All of these labels seem to evoke the vision of an unemployed guy sitting in his pajamas all day gambling. To avoid petty conversation and confusion by telling people I trade futures, I just tell them I'm an independent investor. They usually don't ask much more after that.

What about you? Stories?
Tell 'em you're a pianist in a brothel. It's more interesting and most blokes can relate to it.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 7:40pm   #3
 
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Derivatives Trader...........

That normally curtails any further chit chat !!
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 4:13pm   #5
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Well, I'm not doing it as a full time yet, so I can still answer what I do for a living without people looking at me differently. However, I do as a part-time, so there are a quite people who know that I do it. I usually tell them that I'm a Forex trader.. if they ask what it is, I'll explain.. simple!
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 4:15pm   #6
 
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I tell them I'm a serial killer. It doesn't pay well but the job satisfaction is high. Either that or the conversation descends into me saying that'...I look for repeating patterns comprised of a confluence of ...' which like the poster above, usually kills it off.
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I tell them I sell cable and fibre.
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I only tell them when I'm winning
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