OT: Bad Case of the Monday's

Submitted by Santa Clause on April 25th, 2016 at 5:38 AM

Anybody else have a case of the Monday's and a desire to not go to work today? The weekend flew by way to fast for me, and I know this week of work will go by slower than AL Borges on a treadmill. 



April 25th, 2016 at 8:33 AM ^

I trade the Forex market (Euro, US $, Britsh #, Japanese Yen).  The Forex Markets open 5 PM Sunday and are open 24 hours till 5 PM Friday.  

When I first started trading, an older experienced trader (sorta like my mentor) had told me that if I'm successful, I'd grow to dislike the weekends because the markets are closed.  I really didn't quite grasp the truth in that statement then but now I fully understand it.  Most daytraders feel this way.


April 25th, 2016 at 12:48 PM ^

difficult professions there is, but once mastered, it's also the easiest way to make money."

John Hayden - Full time trader and author of "The 21 Truths of Trading"


April 25th, 2016 at 1:45 PM ^

there is nothng more or less valuable in what he does that what anybody else does, really, it has everything to do with perspective. 

My main issue is the "pleasure" he derives from work. This cannot stand, work is miserable for me and it needs to be for everybody. 

/punches desk

/grabs hand

/has to leave work early


April 25th, 2016 at 2:17 PM ^

First off, my work schedule allows me to not only attend my daughter's many games/matches (soccer, softball, basketball and golf) but I'm able to coach her as well.  I've attended every game she's had since 10 years old and now she's 16.  Every school play, dance recital, athletic banquet and field trip as well.  I know you asked what value do I bring to society so I say my family's value's (no pun intended) and ethics first and foremost.  If my daughter isn't raised properly then I'm not only doing a disservice to her but to society as well.  Wouldn't you agree?

Now for society itself.  Most days I'm done by noon so this allows me time to volunteer at the parocial school/church my daughter attended a few years ago.  A local church puts on a basketball clinic/season in winter that I've coached.  I donate money for needy families during the holidays.  When my daughter grows outta her clothes I donate them to the church instead of selling them at a yard sale.  Our school has a giving tree during Christmas which we are asked to buy specific items (winter coats, boots, gloves, diapers, etc.) for needy families that I participate in.  I live in a small farming community so with the money I make I'm able to help support our community.  I buy the local produce.  I just bought a new Silverado from the local dealership.  I get loans from my community bank.  I pay my bills, on time. 

My trading allows me to have a freedom and flexibility that most people will never have.  I'm thankful for that and I don't take it for granted so I give back as much as I can. So as for your question "What value do I bring to society with my work?"  If you don't get it after reading this then you are as ignorant as you are condescending.


April 25th, 2016 at 2:33 PM ^

point in your day you have to rip off the working man, snort cocaine off a girl's ass, drink scotch with your feet up in the office and talk on your phone headset in the elevator though, correct?  If these things don't occur than I have dramatically over-idealized your life.


April 25th, 2016 at 2:46 PM ^

I by no means am the "Wolf of Wall Street."  I live a pretty subdued life.  I actually left the Post Office (20 years in) to day trade.  I did both for about 8 years but I came to the conclusion that I make more money trading in 4 hours than working at the PO for 10.

East German Judge

April 25th, 2016 at 11:53 AM ^

It's good that you have a yen for your job and I'm sure you have sterling track record of real trading gains, but as much as you won to avoid this fate eventually euro going to get pounded and be left only with just a few shekels to your name and to be franc your life will be in rubles, but at least have a few koronas along the way.


April 25th, 2016 at 6:05 AM ^

Have been dreading this week for a long time. We are going to Philadelphia for the Craft Brewers Conference next week. So as it is in most production jobs, we've got to knock out both next week and this week's work in one week before we leave. Going to be five loooong days.

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April 25th, 2016 at 10:24 AM ^

This has helped me. I was a lot like you when younger. I knew I'd need money to allow a retirement at 51 and allow me to do the things I wanted to do, but youi cannot become obsessed. I realized if I could just put together roughly 2.8 - 3  mil by time I hit late 30s, dream was mine. I managed that + a lil more, but actually don't think i could have if i had remained so hard on myself. Instead of saying, ""Got to have this much more this week, I just said what is there will be additional. Outlook changed, mood changed, money piled faster. Made me a better human being.


April 25th, 2016 at 6:15 AM ^

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April 25th, 2016 at 8:28 AM ^

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