Sunday, November 16, 2008

Random Post

Through 3.5 months of playing poker professionally, I have won 1.6% more money than I would have earned, pre-tax, from Oracle, in 7 pay checks.

I've taken more days off, but am now paying for Health Care and don't have a 401K match, so I'll admit to being slightly behind. But just slightly :)


TiocfaidhArLa said...

The poker economy isn't what it used to be, neither is the IT Industry. Most recently, "Sun laying off 5,000 to 6,000, restructuring software business."

I think that you have more options and are more able to run your own business today than you were 4 months ago.

Like Goodwill, this has value.

I'd bet that your earning capacity "rate of progress" after 2 years will be much more than you would have experienced at Oracle. This might be as a result of employing skills learned at the felt in another field.

All the very best!

jesse8888 said...

One of the reasons I did this was that I was confident I could make more money playing poker, long term, than anything else except starting a business (for which I'm woefully unqualified) or jumping ship to finance (ditto).