Are you frustrated with your pay this year?
Is the new, post-crisis Wall Street not exactly what you signed up for?
Don’t whine about the government screwing with your livelihood.
Just quit and do something you really love.
We’ve found several street alums now doing entrepreneurial jobs that are way more satisfying and fun.
Old job: M&A at Deutsche Bank
Weiland quoted Charles Dickens when we asked him about his decision to leave Wall Street for his dream job:
'Great men are seldom overscrupulous with the arrangement of their attire.'
Old job: Junior trader at Societe General
New job: running Iron Core Kettlebells gym in San Diego. She also has a series of professionally-produced, instructional DVDs.
'It was kind of scary to give up that independence and really not know what exactly was next,' she told the Wall Street Journal.
Old job: head of settlements, Instinet
New job: running 'Frankfurter Worscht Boerse,' or 'The Frankfurt Sausage Exchange,' his food cart, on the streets of Frankfurt, Germany
He told Forbes that he used to spend the day wishing he could find a hearty sausage and fries.
'I really enjoy the job change because I'm on my own. I have no brown nose,' he says.
Old job: global real estate for Lehman Brothers
New job: running shustir.com, a web site where customers can buy from local businesses across the country. Small businesses--coffee shops, art stores, graphic designers--sign up to get a storefront on the site.
'We want to support local businesses that are really the fabric of our communities,' Kim told Forbes.
Old job: staffer at the Federal Reserve Bank
New job: running The Little Pearl, a company that sells fresh, preservative-free caviar to Whole Foods markets, local hotels, upscale restaurants, and through mail order. He's also working on new methods of harvesting caviar.
'Personally, I'd like to do this my whole life,' he told the Boston Globe.
Old job: hedge fund manager at Pequot Capital
New job: running Tanteo, a Tequila manufacturer that makes three flavours of tequila: 'Jalapeño' (the most popular), 'Chocolate,' and 'Tropical.'
Rojewski told us his story: 'Wall Street was never a destination for me… it was always a means to an end.
'Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, I always wanted to build my own company and to create a memorable, lasting brand.
'I had been spending a lot of time in Mexico (Guadalajara and Tequila specifically) and was really intrigued by tequila and tequila culture, specifically the fact that the agave has this mythical history, that tequila has an appellation of origin like Scotch and Champagne, and most importantly that it was so widely misunderstood in the states.'
Talk about passion!
Old job: COO and Co-President of Goldman Sachs
New job: Now he's 100% gentleman cowboy. He's a near-professional-level 'cutter,' a sport in which horseback riders separate one calf from the cattle herd.
He owns a $460,000 stallion named 'I Sho Spensive.'
Old job: hedge fund manager
New job: talking head on Mad Money
He swears journalism was his first love all along.
Burned out, Cramer cashed out of his hedge fund, at the end of 2000. Before that he was a broker at Goldman Sachs.
Check out Cramer's website www.thestreet.com.