Originally Posted by orangepeeleo
I could be wrong and you could be earning 150k per year atm in your full time job but something tells me you could be showing your age there i think, try having a full time job earning £1.6k per month (and in my case getting shot at for 6 months out of 18) and tell me that earning 7-9k per month playing poker would not be "worth the stress".
There's discussions like this on the other poker forum all the time and it amazes me how many college/uni kids think they're going to walk into 6 figure per year jobs when they leave.
I personally think that i would be more than comfortable playing poker for $4k per month, that works out around 2.8k in sterling i think, not many people round my way earning that kinda money.
Just depends on your personal circumstances i think.
Well, I am not going to get into specifics about exactly how much I make at my job, but I have mentioned before that I am a poker dealer
I can tell you that I am not a "uni kid" in college thinking that I am going to land a $100K+ job right out of college. I have been a dealer for over a year now and it is the highest paying job I have had in my life so far.
The reason why I wouldn't quit my job for less than $10K/month is because of a couple reasons:
1) A couple years ago while I was between jobs, I did play for a living and I saw how much more stress it is to play when you have no other source of income.
2) One of my best friends is an online pro and he does well, but he tells me the same stuff about being stessed all the time (and bored).
3) I am making solid cash as a dealer and I am not going to quit because I can make a couple thousand more a month playing, not worth the risk.
4) I also enjoy having a great paying job along with playing poker because all the money I make from poker doesn't matter to me and I can keep it online to continue to build up a BR and climb the stakes.
I think the reason why my friend and I were both bored/stressed playing online for a living was because we weren't making enough. I was only working with a $500 BR playing $10 sngs and he is playing $10/$20 sngs all day long, so you naturally are going to get stressed from that. I know I am going to get to a point in the future where I may have to reconsider, but until I do, I am loving the non stress factor of playing on the side while dealing for a living.
I can see your point about making the 1.6K pounds/month. I looked it up and that is about $2600/month. So if I was only making $2600/month, yes $6-8K looks a little bit nicer, but with my current situation, I really wouldn't go pro until I could make $10K a month.