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The Part-Time Trader: Trading Stock as a Part-Time Venture, + Website by Ryan Mallory

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CHAPTER 5

The Essentials to Your “Workplace Trading Desk”

Oh, it seems like yesterday, the office roulette game. Your office was yours until someone above you became desirous of it. For most individuals it works like this: the bigger the office, the more prestigious, the better you feel about yourself, and the more highly someone might think of you. It is really superficial when you think about it.

I benefitted, at least for the purposes of this book and my being able to explain it to you, from working in any and every kind of office work environment. If you can think of it, I have been there. From having my own office to shared offices, to desks in the hallway, and even a desk in the middle of a common area surrounded by seven other offices that had direct access to see at any given time what was on my computer screen. I've been in the cubicle environment and even in settings with two or three people crammed into one cubicle area—awkward, to say the least.

Environmental Trading

One thing worth noting right away is that you have to adjust to your environment. If you work at a company that prides itself in musical offices, then you need to have a basic game plan that will allow you to adjust to any setting or circumstance. Just to reiterate what I said in the opening paragraph, while it is nice to have a large office, it is not likely to last, because if you like it and find it spacious and fitting for all or most of your needs, then there is likely someone at a higher pay grade ...

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