Meet Jake Butler, the Princeton grad who quit financial analytics to fight in a cage
When Jake Butler resigned from his position as a financial analyst at Thor Equities last year, many who knew him were surprised.
He was a Princeton economics graduate, after all, and this was the kind of job that many graduating collegians would kill to get.
Quitting a well-paying, well-connected job to travel halfway around the world and become a professional fighter didn't quite make a lot of practical sense.
Butler was surprised too, but in a different way. He was surprised that he waited it out so long.
He worked for two-and-a-half years in a job he hated. Yes, he was making good money. Yes, he had health care, and a 401(k) and a slew of other benefits.
But he was miserable. He hated his job and couldn't imagine himself doing it the rest of his life.