Masters Degree - Buyer's remorse?

It has been a busy and difficult past few months with the pandemic going on and I am balancing my (1) work duties with (2) trading in the local stock exchange and forex market and with (3) life. Eek! :scream_cat:

But silly old me wanted an MBA! Meowohoho… my fellow traders have advised me not to take the MBA as they cautioned it’s not worth the cost and effort for the benefits. :sweat_smile:

(A) The kitty trader in me says focus on tradin’ and get rid of the day job ASAP!
(B) The kitty worker in me says trade but keep the job and advance your professional goals too with an MBA!

At the same time that tasks on my day job became more demanding, I did not expect the MBA to be a hassle with all the requirements they ask of us. These past days, my free time has become scant and with all the combined effort and stress, I may be feeling a bit of buyer’s remorse with the MBA!

Any word of advice from the old geezers in here with more years n wisdom? Much appreciated. :smile_cat:

If you trade end of day I think it’s always worth developing yourself - you have time.

Maybe not so much if you day trade - for me I’d be too engrossed in the trading screen.

I think getting your head away from trading can actually enhance trading performance. With other interests you don’t feel compelled to trade.

As for whether the pay off from an MBA is worth the expense I can’t say - but learning for learning sake is a great pay off in itself.


Yessir! :smirk_cat:

You are kitty right! This could be interesting. I guess it’s just a rough start and soon i’ll get used to this and (hopefully) enjoy the journey! :cat:

I see your kitty point. Learning for learning’s sake. I will try my best to shift my perspective to that one! :heart_eyes_cat:

Now I’m older (and wiser??) I only regard a degree as good value as a passport, not as a licence. I used to think of a degree in subject X as the only way to get a job in sector X. So if you want to be an engineer, you get a degree in engineering.

Which was a great policy if you knew at 16 that you wanted to be an engineer when you were 21 and you could also be pretty sure you would still want to be doing it at 31 and 41 and 51. But this is not the case for most people. In any case, there are more jobs without a subject-specific degree requirement than with one.

Now I regard a degree as a passport into the interview room. All I ever knew was I wanted a job where I did not have to work hard physically and which paid enough for a car, a house and an annual foreign holiday. Any job demanding a degree level education would do that, the degree subject is not so important.


Oh yes. This is why I took an MBA (more general) rather than an MSAC (specific path) so this kitty can move both vertically and horizontally in the broader organization.
For me, it’s the catfight between the trader me and the worker me vying for dominance in the path I’m gonna take. To be kitty honest I’m torn a bit on where the road branches and where I cutoff one path or the other. :sweat_smile:

When I originally set my plans, my original idea was when Plan B (trading) starts, Plan A (working) dies. But they seem to have coalesced into a (sometimes) coherent plan. That’s where the dilemma starts as there are compromises with this mixing.
I guess sometimes I’ll shoot from the hip, hope it works, adjust as needed and figure it out! :smirk_cat:

Amen to dat! :heart_eyes_cat:

Thanks for the insight! This kitty appreciates your input! :heart_eyes_cat:

The answer to that question is - “It depends”

You are abviously young and I’m thinking probably male.

However the answer depends on where exactly society sees you on the “Intersectionality scale” - You only have a duty to advance YOURSELF and that seems to be the mindset you have at the moment. The coursework of an MBA or any other “Non-stem” “Degree” is likely to come with a huge dose of “White male guilt” indoctrination, which will only serve to detract and deflect your mind Away from that mindset.

Furthermore IF you fall into the “Guilty” category, you can cnfidenty expect to be actively discriminated Against in any occupation for which your MBA would seem to be an advantage.

I have done a number of threads around this subject - here is one ;

Please do feel free to comment, ask questions or tell me to “Go away”

one thing I wouod strngly consider is "How much does your MBA cost " ?

[Edit - PS - I like your “life plan thoughts” ]

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I’m aware of the indoctrination that goes on at Uni but I had not realised it has filtered into MBA programs too - that is unless your doing one in gender studies - is that even possible ?

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Every Corporation has it’s “Diversity Officers” and “HR” depts are infested with “Woke” - I’m convinced that NO course at uni can avoid having it’s students subjected to a constant “drip-drip” of “rightthink” - but more to my point is the blatant discrimination AGAINST men and specifically White men in every institution and even enshrined in law, which leads one to seek perhaps an alternative way to excercise Competence and even Excellence, which cannot become victim to this suicidal mindset.

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I have a bit of a height complex I’m only 5’7.

I’m sure I’ve been looked over for high power jobs, I’m sure woman have refused to date me, and according to statistics I will die younger, be less happy and be in a low income bracket than men over six foot

I’ve been overlooked for sports teams too

Can’t wait till the left take up my cause.

And I’m awarded jobs and put on boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies because of my lack of height.

I wonder if I identify as a tall guy will I get to date a supermodel - and if she refuses can I take legal action?


This woke stuff is getting far too silly - but I actually believe there is a slow recognition of how silly it really is (IMO)


You are kitty right! :smile_cat:

Yess! This cat mainly considers this point of personal n professional growth that’s why I took the kitty jump! :heart_eyes_cat:

Yes, that’s what’s happening right now! My focus is bein’ taken from its benefits!

Very interesting read. I guess this dilemma I’m having is sort of a universal one for fellow market enthusiasts. :thinking:
Yeah, when you come to think about it, it does feel like the ‘system’ is rigged when you look at it that way.

You have a good point in that post there. :heart_eyes_cat:

One of my main concerns too but as this year has been very good to me, I am able to offset trading gains with tuition and miscellaneous fees.

Pawesome! Hihi… :heart_eyes_cat: