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This job has made me realize that corporate America isn't for me long term. I'm a top performer, banking is one of the best types of jobs you can have, and I'm still not happy.

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Freedom and creativity is important and not found in banking

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^^feel the same way OP. Don’t know where to go from here though

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Same, quickly realized working for myself is the way out. I’ve been saving all of my bonuses and working on the side whenever possible in order to exit in the next 2 years. Once you know this isn’t for you and find something you genuinely enjoy, work becomes passive and you focus on the future. Hope it gets better.

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As my boss said, didn’t know that was an option. That being said I can’t imagine doing anything other than trading. I’d be bored act out and get fired.

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Is one thing to figure out what you don’t like, and it’s another to figure out what you do like. But finding what you’re passionate abt is still another thing all together. For me, a pursuit you’re passionate about means you’re honest with yourself about the parts of that pursuit that aren’t glamorous and are still willing to do the work and put in the hours. Sometimes it takes not working to have that moment of clarity.

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In the long run do what you like to do. There are many top performers starting out who dislike their jobs but will they continue to outperform over a life time over those who have a deep passion, even if they aren’t as smart? Answer is no. Find what you like and triple down.

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Leave corporate America... the longer you stay, the harder it is to leave.

@analyst2, why do you have to go anywhere? If I trade my own book on the buy side and make a ton of $$ I’m a happy person. Personally, I don’t want to manage people or an organization unless it’s my fund.

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