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2 YOE TC 100 😢

Undisclosed CnfusdSprm
Nov 28

I keep on seeing posts of blinders with 250-300 TC with just 3 yoe and I feel like shit.
I have 2 YOE + MSCS and TC 100.
Now moving to TC 160 soon,
But there is no way I can reach 300 in just 1 more year.

Where am I going fundamentally wrong? Or should I just accept my mediocrity ?

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  • Amazon ncIdjx
    Get off Blind if it makes you feel bad. 5yoe, 170k, idgaf what anyone else makes because my self worth isn’t defined by my paycheck.
    Nov 285
    • Microsoft twkh55
      You fail at blind tc, did you include present value of all your stocks and RSUs?
      Nov 28
    • Amazon ncIdjx
      Yes, I’m non-tech, really doesn’t change my point
      Nov 28
    • Microsoft twkh55
      Fail as in lie about your tc on blind. Max your 401k, add the match as your tc. Health insurance covered by the company? Add that to your tc.Get a banana everyday? Add 10k to your tc. Use company transportation? Save 20k right there from not buying a car, add that to your tc. Get free coffee at work? Add 3k to your tc. Orca card? 1k to tc. Drink water at work, 5k.

      So really, your true tc is 250k
      Nov 28
    • Deloitte RedTiger
      Lol’d @ twkh55
      Nov 28
    • Oracle pzdc
      Banana is 20K minimum! 8(~)
      3d
  • Deloitte RedTiger
    Lol I love that you included your height in this.

    Comparison is the thief of joy. 2 years of experience making 100k is fucking phenomenal. I just joined this app but it seems like users are among the most wealthy in the country so you are comparing yourself to a select population. If you earn 100k that puts you in the top 0.1% of the world’s population. 72 times the global average.

    Perspective is everything
    Nov 281
    • Undisclosed CnfusdSprm
      OP
      Doesn’t work that way, more fair ground of comparison is to compare yourself with people that you studied with and people from equivalent universities and how much are they making.
      Nov 28
  • Google Nak7zd
    You need to join FANGMUZ-whatever the term is these days
    Nov 280
  • Wish rocksolid
    Read less blind
    Nov 280
  • Undisclosed Igvad
    Blind is worse that FB for making you feel like a failure who is missing out. TC160 is amazing regardless of what the zingbots here tell you. There will always be someone less experienced with a higher TC.
    Nov 280
  • SPS Commerce Cheerz
    QA engineer at trashy company here. No bonuses, no stocks , no shit and I've been working for them in the last 4 years.

    Trying to switch to a less technical or PM role with no freaking luck!

    Im in NYC area so it's super expensive.
    My YOE is around 5 and my TC around 82K ( Just base salary).

    Hope you feel better now, man :)
    Nov 284
    • Undisclosed CnfusdSprm
      OP
      I don't feel better but I feel sorry for you and I think you should try switching
      Nov 28
    • SPS Commerce Cheerz
      Sooner or later I will get what I want. Right now I'm just enjoying my 20's in NYC and hopefully soon will land on something better!
      Nov 28
    • Undisclosed CnfusdSprm
      OP
      In my mid twenties too, and already lost in the TC grind 😢
      Nov 28
    • Deloitte RedTiger
      TC doesn’t mean shit if you can’t find happiness
      Nov 28
  • Oracle :-&
    Numbers are useless w/o location. $100K makes you a king in AL but barely middle class in SFBA.
    Nov 280
  • Google Neopets😍
    Hey man, I have barely 4 yoe 275k TC but I don’t think it really matters. It’s important to not compare on this dumbass app. Just know 160k is still amazing. Remember: TC == Stocks included of course, and that is always not as static as some may think.
    Nov 281
    • Undisclosed CnfusdSprm
      OP
      You are right , plan is to get a promotion in a year and half and then interview again,
      Nov 28
  • Oracle Pearman
    Stop coming to blind
    Nov 281
    • Undisclosed CnfusdSprm
      OP
      Not a good suggestion , I got a job and 2 interviews from Blind
      Nov 28
  • Expedia pERd08
    If you care about 300k, whatever you do, do not join Expedia
    Nov 280
  • Atlassian Luffy, M.D
    Shit, dude, I've got 17 YOE and a research track MS in CS, and I haven't broken 300k TC ever going by value of stock at time of award. I've had two years (out of 17) where my actual income beat that due to stock paying off more than expected but at neither company was that enough to average out close to 300k over the time I'm there. In one case, it wouldn't even bring me up to 150k and it was just laziness that kept me hanging out 6 years for the IPO.

    My current nominal TC is close enough that if our stock stays up I'll beat 300 again next year and might make that nominal amount if our refresh and salary increase pool is good for next year.

    OTOH stocks can go down, too. If someone joined FB over the summer, well...
    Nov 280
  • MuleSoft Damndaniel
    People hype up the numbers on blind too.
    Nov 280
  • Cisco vzIq77
    Don’t feel too bad, I’m 1 YoE @ 70k TC / RTP area
    Nov 282
    • Undisclosed CnfusdSprm
      OP
      I am in a low COL area too, to give a perspective I spend 7% of my take home for rent.
      But I don’t like it this way
      Nov 28
    • Intel 10% ESPP!
      WTF, you're in a low col location and comparing to the Bay Area?
      Nov 28
  • Undisclosed CnfusdSprm
    OP
    What’s Z ? , I am going to one of these soon, but they still won’t Pay me that much
    Nov 282
  • Microsoft twkh55
    Tons of people being very liberal with their tc numbers or lying. Don't take the numbers too seriously and I'm sure people include stock price rising as part of their tc.
    Nov 280
  • Cisco Annan
    ICE 320k here 6yoe
    Nov 282
    • Undisclosed CnfusdSprm
      OP
      No way I can reach there in 6 yoe
      Nov 28
    • Undisclosed rocksolid
      just stop comparing...
      Nov 28
  • Amazon 890@
    Don’t worry OP, the Amazombies here calculate their TC with an assumed stock price of $2500/share despite the rapidly diminishing public trust and corporate turmoil that will inevitably cost them their jobs
    Nov 280
  • Amazon sos567
    3 yrs, TC $165K. Not everyone gets the top offers. Just keep improving skills and try for better position in future.
    Nov 280
  • State Farm 599
    Take the good from Blind and leave the rest. It says a lot about you as a person if you let other people’s success make you sad/feel mediocre especially after knowing that there’s major differences in TC depending on CoL. Everyone’s path is different so just try your best to join FAANG if that’s what you desire.
    Nov 280
  • Undisclosed cheeger
    Don't feel badly, there's a lot of luck involved in getting to that TC, it's also highly correlated with location, NY, Boston, Bay area, seattle with some exceptions thrown in here or there. The numbers will tend to be inflated as well, a quick glance at levels.fyi shows Google at 263k for L4. If you really want to get to 300 you need to invest in yourself more, study leetcode, get competing offers, and force the comp up.
    Nov 284
    • Undisclosed CnfusdSprm
      OP
      That’s true too, but even at my new gig , I am starting at 150 and I can see people getting 175+ for similar yoe, even without competing offers

      I mean, atleast I shouldn’t have been lowballed there.
      Nov 28
    • Undisclosed cheeger
      Is the new spot in Bay area or Seattle etc?
      150 is good, leetcode hard and get multiple offers in 2 years. It's all a matter of being committed if that's your goal. You don't squat 500 overnight ya know.
      Nov 28
    • Undisclosed CnfusdSprm
      OP
      That’s true too, but how much bump can I expect by a jump from 150 to in 2 years ?
      Nov 28
    • Undisclosed cheeger
      It's kind of unrelated, they don't know your current salary. Get the competing offers and negotiate hard, it will work out.
      Nov 28
  • Undisclosed S@rk@r
    Don’t worry bro. Reapply Uber again, you will get offer with high TC 👍
    Nov 281
    • Undisclosed CnfusdSprm
      OP
      That was the plan, screwed up one round
      Nov 28
  • Amazon PAxv45
    target growth and learning experience, higher TC would come naturally.
    Nov 280
  • Amazon RoadsterX
    Interview and get better offers
    Nov 280

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