Alternative career leaving tech

Qualtrics Yeet-Code
May 13 15 Comments

I don't really care about super high TC. I could live happily on 60k. I've done it before and know what's it like to be poor too, so I'm frugal and know how to budget.

I don't want the high stress life of tech. I want to walk in, do some mindless busy work writing reports or some shit and then leave without worrying about tomorrow. I just want to live one day at a time. Its not worth it for me to retire at 45-50 if that means another 20 years of being miserable.

But I don't know what else to do besides tech. I'm not skilled or educated in anything else. What would you do if you wanted to leave tech? Anyone from marketing/hr/accounting/sales/etc have a say?

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    No need to leave tech, just go work for Microsoft.
    May 13 5
    • Qualtrics Yeet-Code
      OP
      I had an offer from msft and Qualtrics. Chose Qualtrics because they paid more and I was in my "I need to be the best engineer ever and get that high TC in a fast moving environment".

      I have nothing against that, to be career focused, but I think Im getting older and have other things I enjoy more than work now.
      May 13
    • SAP Uret
      Welcome to sap son
      May 13
    • Shutterstock kudabobb
      Why ms?
      May 13
    • Facebook ⭕w⭕
      "I need to be the best engineer ever and get that high TC in a fast moving environment."

      Come over to FB, you'd love it here.
      May 13
    • Axtria DesiLaunda
      I am getting old too, except that I never had a high TC 😂
      May 13
  • SAP ksYR03
    Dude ur company got acquired by SAP. now rest assured u have to do nothing. Just rest there
    May 13 3
    • Qualtrics Yeet-Code
      OP
      Qualtrics hasn't seen much change after acquisition. Besides a few integrations with SAP, I don't see Qualtrics engineering culture changing. Qualtrics is not incredibly difficult to relax, but it's a little more stressful than other big megacorp companies I've worked at.
      May 13
    • SAP ksYR03
      Don’t worry. SAP will screw it over after acquisition.
      May 13
    • SAP Uret
      It sure will
      May 13
  • New / Eng DEV_ENV
    Real estate appraiser. Very easy job, around $80K TC. Your job will be to go look at houses and write a report.
    May 13 2
    • Qualtrics Yeet-Code
      OP
      Thanks for offering the suggestion. I like the idea of working in real estate. It also offers learning opportunities in an area most people will have to deal with at one point in their lives.

      Any suggestions on how one breaks into real estate?
      May 13
    • New / Eng DEV_ENV
      To become a real estate appraiser I believe you take a course and then take an exam to get your license. Then you can either get a job at an existing appraisal business or become an independent appraiser.
      May 13
  • Uber rrrrt
    You lost me at $60k
    May 13 0
  • Evernote zxWfvt
    Find a meticulous job, automate it, and then chill.
    May 13 0