Am I insane to quit my 400k remote job?

May 23 351 Comments

Director at current company, managing a dozen of engineers. Due to stock appreciation, TC 400k. I only work 6 hr/day if not traveling. Mainly remote, in a low COL area. Travel is about once every other month.

I was happy until a recruiter reached out to me on LinkedIn. I went through the interview with FB, and they offered me 600k after a few rounds of negotiations, and placed me on a team in Seattle.

My gut feeling tells me it’s not worth it, but the difference is not trivial (130 diff post-tax) and I never had FANG on my resume.

What would you do?

Update based on questions in replies:
- I am in my early 30s, have 1 kid and plan to have more.
- I was offered M1 (E6) position, and the team owns a critical product feature.
- I don’t have allies at VP level, so don’t expect fast growth in either current company or FANG.
- out of 400k, 100k is due to appreciation.

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  • Amazon mhwn82
    130k is not worth working 15 hours a day. You won't even feel the difference in salary.
    May 23 23
    • Facebook / Eng UQgq83
      FB Seattle is pretty chill
      May 27
    • DemonWare / Eng checkedd
      I know of people who were put in impossible situations which weren't their faults, threatened of possibly fired if they do not deliver in unfair situations, did that based upon their talent. Recieved exceeds rewards and promotion. And they have mentioned the exact same thing. Poor work life balance, mercenary mode.
      May 27
    • DemonWare / Eng checkedd
      This is Seattle too, so I am sure one can't generalize though definitely good to hear there are chill teams too
      May 27
    • Atlassian / Eng
      Luffy, M.D

      Atlassian Eng

      PRE
      Facebook
      BIO
      A prematurely grumpy somewhat old man
      Luffy, M.Dmore
      Yeah, I was at MPK. Landed on one of the grindy teams deep in the bowels of infra but saw both good and bad among our customer teams.
      May 27
    • Facebook / R&D
      macacos

      Facebook R&D

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      macacosmore
      Even the most overworked people at FB I’ve seen don’t pass 50hr/wk on average.
      May 27
    • DemonWare / Eng checkedd
      @macacos if your data point is broad enough, then it would be a surprise. What I hear is more like 60 ish on average and over 80 during crunch time
      May 27
    • Facebook / R&D
      macacos

      Facebook R&D

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      macacosmore
      Sure, small sample, but I’m in Seattle which is OP target office. 60+hrs is brutal.
      May 28
    • Facebook chromeo
      15 hours a day??? 🤣🤣🤣
      May 28
    • Facebook VHwj68
      I would say on average most people do 40-45hr/wk at FB.....
      Jun 1
    • Facebook aurelio
      Hey checkedd, what does mercenary mode mean?
      Jun 1
  • Microsoft 🐁Pinky😜
    If TC is your only reason to change then I think you should stay where you are. There are more important things in life than money. Do what makes you happy, and it sounds like you're happy with where you are now.

    I learned that lesson when we had our first kid. I also work remotely. I was working crazy hours, but each night I would take 6-8pm to spend time with him, then I'd go back to work.

    One day I turned around and saw him doing something new developmentally. I realized that I was working 10 feet from him but in my current path I wouldn't know him.

    I was in negotiations with FB at the time, and my TC would have jumped by about 100k. But I knew I'd have to keep working the crazy hours if I moved there.

    So I said fuck it. Family is more important than $$. I told my manager at Microsoft that I was cutting my hours to 50-60 per week. He didn't like it, but I didn't care.

    I have 0 regrets about my decision. Every evening I take a couple of hours to really play with my wife and kid. We go for walks, I'm able to give him his bath and read his books at bedtime and tuck him in.

    I meant what I said about no regrets. 0. None. Period. Family life is much more important than an extra 100k a year.

    I just consider myself blessed that I have enough TC now to make that decision. Most people in America can't do that.

    So do what makes you happy man. If an extra 200k will do it for you then take the job. If not, be grateful that you're making much more than most people in America do, and stay where you're at 🙂.

    OK, that's the end of my lecture lol.
    May 23 13
    • Facebook / Eng gisret
      Pinky, You are contradicting yourself big time. You are saying that at MS you wanted to cut your hours to 50-60, so I assume you worked more hours than that.
      And you say that if joining FB you would work crazy hours. Well, you would have worked shorter hours than at MS - I don't know anyone who puts in more than 50h/w. 40 is very common.

      So your decision puzzled me.
      May 27
    • Facebook / Eng gisret
      I agree with juJJ15. If my report at Facebook came to me and said that they are cutting hours to 60/week, I'd be livid - because this is complete nonsense. No one should have to work more than 40h/week. I can tolerate people working up to 50/week during crunch time, but if someone puts more hours than that it'd be a reason to have serious crucial conversation.
      May 27
    • Uber bsjdo
      gisret, why is that generally a problem?
      May 27
    • Facebook / Eng
      baldnshort

      Facebook Eng

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      baldnshortmore
      This. If someone on my team is working 60 hours a week, I might let them go for poisoning the culture.
      May 27
    • Facebook
      pacan

      Facebook

      BIO
      Live a simple life
      pacanmore
      Gisret - not sure where you work, but 60 h/ week is not uncommon.
      May 27
    • Microsoft <<>>
      I would fire my reports who work 60 hours per week. These are not good employees; they are incompetent, inefficient, and having trouble to manage their time and prioritize their deliverables.

      I promote those who deliver results while working normal hours (40 to 45 hours per week)
      May 27
    • Mixpanel OeVh00
      I can never understand who are these people in tech that work 60 hour weeks. Like wtf do you guys even do?
      In my most demanding jobs there might have been couple of weeks that were like this but not the norm
      May 27
    • Google aiqqu
      Wondering if this is a troll post due to that one piece
      May 27
    • Facebook / Eng gisret
      Bsjdo it's a problem because 1) it's unsustainable and people will burn out 2) by peer pressure it will create bad team culture and others will leave the team, and no one will want to join if rumor is that my team is bad for wlb
      May 27
    • Fuck that. I’m working maybe 40 hrs a week... I don’t get paid more or less.

      Why kill myself when my hustle doesn’t get me anymore money but only my company?

      Hustle for yourself not others.
      May 27
  • Twitter hodgesodge
    What do you value in life?
    May 23 4
    • Facebook / Eng
      baldnshort

      Facebook Eng

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      baldnshortmore
      Being alive.
      May 27
    • Microsoft / Eng bebK16
      To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women!
      May 27
    • Nutanix hmbsjc1
      Wow, Conan the Barbarian. It’s been decades since I last heard that quote.
      May 27
    • Facebook deus
      The original genghiz khan quote involved more than just hearing lamentations from the women...
      May 29
  • Amazon ¥£€
    You can always make money but you can never get time back. Life is not about who can make it to the finish line with the most money. It is about living the journey to the fullest. If you are comfortable and have a good work life balance than keep it. The time you spend with your family will hold higher value than the extra money you make moving to the new job. There will always be FAANG companies to move to later. But remember moving to this type of company comes with a heavy price! Happiness comes from a balance. Work to build your relationships at your current company. If you don’t have strong allies at VP level you will get eaten alive at a FAANG. Honestly, it appears you still have a lot to learn in your current position. Use this time and situation as your growth opportunity. You will be further ahead in the long run.
    May 27 3
    • This is the best answer!
      May 27
    • Salesforce nocturn
      This!!
      May 27
    • Zscaler SkbF56
      You nailed it!! 👏🏻
      May 27
  • Facebook onmyway🍾🎉
    The only constant is change. You are not going to have this job forever, and when it’s time to move on you may not find anything else worthwhile. Also staying at a chill job for too long can diminish your prospects. I would say consider if this job is the next step for your career- we would all like to chill in a great wlb job forever, but in our field that is not an option. Better to accept it sooner than have a rude awakening later in mid-life.
    May 27 6
    • Adobe jjjx12
      You're truly lost if you think someone making 400k needs more prospects.

      It's ok to want them, but extremely half assed saving should have already earned him a lean retirement as of today.

      Also, who is to say he doesn't get cut in 1 year at FB and ends up with no job?
      May 27
    • Facebook onmyway🍾🎉
      If you read my comment carefully, TC is not mentioned anywhere. You could be making $1M and have no future prospects, i.e if you were to leave, you may have a hard time finding a job. It’s about growing and learning- once you stop doing that you are toast in this dynamic and competitive field.
      May 27
    • Adobe jjjx12
      Unless you earn enough to get out of it, which is why TC *should* be in your post.

      You don't need any prospects if you're set, which you can be on just a couple years with 400k in low cost of living. Facebook is the higher entropy move for sure.

      The field is also nowhere near as dynamic and competitive as your current company or selected literature leads you to believe
      May 27
    • Facebook onmyway🍾🎉
      Do you know what the cost of health insurance for old people in US is. How much an emergency medical bill could cost you out of nowhere. It’s very hard to retire in US before you get Medicare. And it’s not what my current employer would have me believe, I am actually leaving Fb. But ignorance is bliss and hopefully it all works out for you.
      May 27
    • T-Mobile / HR
      Rattler

      T-Mobile HR

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      Rattlermore
      Change is constant but that doesn't necessarily apply to one's career every time a new job with more money comes around. I f that we're the case, one could change jobs every year and that also has tremendous negative potential.

      But to your point, whether a job change is required or not, one must always continue learning - stretching - growing...preparing for the next step. But that doesn't mean the next step is always the job that pays more.
      May 27
    • Adobe jjjx12
      Your concern now is health insurance? Jesus Christ.

      I will admit that this could end up costing like $40,000 per year at the end, but tack on another year or two and he's got that covered.

      Worst case, OP retires to Costa Rica with a healthcare plan there if he can't get benefits from Starbucks in a pinch.
      May 27
  • Airbnb fanyad
    I make 600k and would give that up for a 400k remote job in a heartbeat
    May 27 3
    • LinkedIn mtndew💚
      how about both you and op trade jobs!
      May 27
    • Twilio lxKU38
      No you are not making 600k. You have paper money
      May 27
    • New thunda
      Chillax, his money is technically paper but you can’t treat Airbnb RSUs as a zero either lol. It’s probably most accurate to value it at near face value
      May 27
  • New / Eng
    IqEp57

    New Eng

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    Sogeti
    BIO
    I'm a generalist soft eng who loves to work on hard tasks and open-source. I have experience in many domains (low-level, web, data science, security, etc.).
    IqEp57more
    Will you have the same growth opportunities at F?
    May 23 6
    • OP
      I don’t have strong allies at VP level and above. Don’t expect any growth in current company.
      May 23
    • Microsoft SXFa341
      That was important to know before voting
      May 27
    • Salesforce holimoli
      Yup u should edit post to clarify
      May 27
    • Hulu ImUI66
      I voted stay but I would have voted leave had I known about the lack of opportunity for advancement. The yes vote said it’s a sweet spot but it’s not really that sweet if there’s no way to advance.
      May 27
    • Pure Storage meemeep
      Everyone's gonna stop advancing at some point. Is it that big of a deal?
      May 27
    • Hulu ImUI66
      @Pure it's not a big deal, but it sounds like OP actually does want to advance.
      May 27
  • Amazon new_ew
    Money wise... Do you need the extra money?
    Career wise... Sure it would be nice to have FAANG on your resume in general, but how old are you? Would you wanna come back to the easier job you have right now?
    May 23 6
    • LinkedIn nubody
      Such a stupid question. Everybody needs extra cash. The retirement age is getting closer to 80s. The average life expectancy is 90 years. How else people can retire peacefully.
      May 23
    • Amazon new_ew
      Classic silicon valley hag... "Everybody needs extra cash"
      May 23
    • Google / Eng nCaW33
      No way you're holding a software job at 80. Better to Max TC when you can
      May 23
    • OP
      If there were guarantee that I can get back to my current job, I would take FB opportunity and return to my current job after 4 years. It’s almost like a lottery to find a remote job that pays 400k.
      May 23
    • Amazon new_ew
      Doesn't sound like it's worth it then honestly.
      May 23
    • Facebook / Eng
      baldnshort

      Facebook Eng

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      baldnshortmore
      Love the term "heart bit" 😃
      May 27
  • LinkedIn ixBS46
    Can i have your current job if you quit?
    May 27 2
  • Arista Networks golmaal
    If you’re not anywhere close to retirement then your current opportunity might be at risk sometime in future so taking up the new role would ensure higher future proofing your career. My two cents.
    May 23 2
    • OP
      Not close to retirement, early 30s. I was lucky to join the current company at the right time, and it went public.
      May 23
    • Arista Networks golmaal
      So a lot of your total compensation is in stock appreciation? If that’s the case will it last ?
      May 23
  • Nordstrom 420Nordie
    Interesting, you can make director and manage a bunch of engineers, but can't make your own mind up about a new job.....

    I smell bullshit
    May 27 2
    • Indeed ind00d
      I think he's made up his mind but just wants some validation
      May 27
    • Facebook / Eng SegTree
      @ind00d: Or she, potentially
      May 27
  • Artemis Health blindart
    At this point you should be in a position where money isn't the deciding factor. If you're not, then you should take a real hard look at your finances until it is. I only make 140, and at this point the money isn't the problem, its whether or not the work matters and is fulfilling to me (working on healthcare now because it's where I feel like I can make a difference).

    As corny as it is, a justin bieber song has been my best advice for a long time now: the grass isn't greener on the other side, its green where you water it. I'd be willing to bet that if the money really does matter to you, and you approached the board/VPs and asked what they would need for you to be worth 600k, they should have some pretty clear things you can accomplish to that end.
    May 27 0
  • Pinterest hKDg44
    Despite how much as everyone likes to talk about TC here, all the research shows that this salary change would have no impact on your happiness

    On the other hand, feeling wealthy in *time* does impact happiness. Or if you want to work in that city or on that project or with that team, that's cool too
    May 27 1
    • Microsoft / Eng WFiz70
      I agree with this. At this level of TC, when do we start to realize that our time becomes way more valuable than dollars? You can't put a price on freedom of location either, IMO. The low cost of living amplifies the value of that 400k by quite a large amount.
      May 27
  • Facebook gluteus
    Stay. STAY. You have a dream job
    May 27 0
  • Synopsys pl449
    Do you need a bigger yacht or something? (Humor)

    You are well past the comfortable living line. More money now will have diminishing returns on happiness. At this point time is way more valuable.
    May 27 0
  • New / Eng PzdY38
    400k for a remote job with 6hours/day is actually a dream many would kill for. You are probably the top dog at your current position and probably no one can fire you. But at FB, if you don’t perform well, you’re be banished. You said your company stock is appreciating that led to 400k. Is there more room for it to growth? Your TC may grow more at the current pos. But mainly come down to happiness and family balance if you have a family. If you plan to jump, at least some how keep a connection at your current pos for possible return! If you’re single, you can try to jump and scratch that FANG itch 😀
    May 27 0
  • Honeywell wellHoney
    Two things to consider.

    1) Seattle is not a low COL. therefore is the difference in pay really a difference in pay?
    2) Your career growth will probably be much better long term jumping into FAANG. As previous comment suggests, are you close to retirement age? Do you have job security? Director is already pretty good even for a smaller company. Depends on your ambitions.
    May 23 1
    • OP
      job security may be 2-3 years, beyond that nobody knows.
      May 23
  • Uber sbzubu46
    Wow. This confirms what I think of "execs" in tech companies. They act all high and mighty and smarter than everyone else but the reality is that this is all talk. To be perfectly honest I dont know if they can do my job as an ic while I am almost certain I can do their job. Hard skills are hard to attain. Soft skills are somewhat arguable value in a tech company since all decisions are extremely data driven.
    May 27 3
    • New / Eng
      🔥HODL🔥

      New Eng

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      Sogeti
      BIO
      I'm a generalist soft eng who loves to work on hard tasks and open-source. I have experience in many domains (low-level, web, data science, security, etc.).
      🔥HODL🔥more
      Well that sucks, was it during a recession or bubble pop by any chance?
      May 27
    • Microsoft HdnF84
      A person who knows how will always have a job, the person who understands why will always be the boss.
      May 28
    • Auth0 / Eng Firaxis
      Anyone else can see why he/she is still an IC while others are execs?
      May 29
  • New jBYd31
    If you leave, you're dumb. You're trading an amazing lifestyle and financial situation to work for a big company? You'll regret it if you do it.
    May 27 0
  • Facebook
    pacan

    Facebook

    BIO
    Live a simple life
    pacanmore
    Stay.
    FANG is not worth it, especially with your setup. It will drain the life out of you.
    May 27 0
  • Facebook MhFm41
    Don't do it!!! Sounds like you currently have WLB, say goodbye to that once you go to FB! You might actually be making less money hourly once you start working 10-12 hour days. Right now you only work 6 hours. Think about it.
    May 27 0
  • Microsoft pokeface
    Definitely not worth going to FB. First, going to Seattle, you will likely feel much poorer even with a much higher pay. Second, FB grinds you to the ground. Third, FANGs are still full of politics and most of the work is playing politics and not getting any real work done. Fourth, quality of life will likely suffer - more crowded places, bad traffic, parking sucks etc. With 400k per year living in a cheap place, you can save up for 10 years and retire comfortably. That’s just my opinion because I hate playing politics, but if playing politics is your thing, then go for it.

    Btw let me know if you have any job openings for a senior software engineer. Thanks. 😅😅😅
    May 27 0
  • Dropbox p n
    With 6 hours of work, you can easily start a side business and earn 100k a year
    May 27 4
    • So we should be 1m tc for 60 hours?
      May 27
    • Splunk KE94107
      What side business? Every niche is already saturated to hell.
      May 27
    • Tableau / Ops lIIll
      @Stevenjobs pretty sure he’s saying if you only work 6 hours/day then you have enough free time for a side job that could add $100k, not that every 6 hours/week adds $100k. Use your noggin.
      May 28
    • Ah ha, how did I missed that.
      May 28
  • Uber / Eng
    Jckr

    Uber Eng

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    Jckrmore
    Ex FB. I don’t recommend taking the offer. Just want to point out that what makes you successful outside of FB doesn’t always translate, and some recent hires quit/get fired. It’s a non zero risk.
    May 27 2
    • Facebook / R&D
      macacos

      Facebook R&D

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      macacosmore
      I agree to this but for different reason: if you are not ready to do the best work of your life, please don’t join. You’ll get crushed and demotivated. You need real passion for the work you’ll do, to be able to do it fully engaged, to the point where 8-10 hrs a day feel like nothing. At this point in your career you should be weighing heavily your passion and interest for the work you do. Financially you do seem stable regardless.
      May 27
    • Oracle old spice
      What kind of sucker works 10 hours a day?
      Jun 3
  • General Motors / Eng agmV57
    You literally have the world's dream job. Unless you hate the 6 hours you're working each day, keep working and use the money to either build up your nest egg or help those in need with your free time and money.
    May 27 0
  • New / Sales sales-eng
    Now you working 6 hours a day from home. At FB you will work 50-60 hours a week + 5-10 hours commute. Are you ready to double you work hours for 50% more pay?
    May 27 1
    • American Express uktg07
      Less than even 50% when you account for high COL. it’s one of the most expensive cities and with the homeless epidemic, not where I’d want to raise kids
      May 27
  • Cisco / Eng
    🤡HonkHonk

    Cisco Eng

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    Microsoft, Northrop Grumman
    BIO
    I.O.T Software Engineer.
    🤡HonkHonkmore
    Stay. Facebook is politically in deep shit. Their stock may not be really a safe move right now. If it ain't broke, dont fix it.
    May 27 3
    • Sage / HR
      khCi60

      Sage HR

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      Coca-Cola, The Home Depot
      BIO
      East coast
      khCi60more
      Agreed only can expect constant fines, bad press and increased regulation. They had a nice run but it’s over
      May 27
    • Cisco / Eng
      ImOffended

      Cisco Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft, Northrop Grumman
      BIO
      I.O.T Software Engineer.
      ImOffendedmore
      Maybe Not increased regulation in the way that would help them in the same way regulation helps big pharma. Facebook was begging for some Big Pharma type regulations but for Facebook. But, with trump in the White House, I think there going to get one large serving of Anti-Trust. That's why he is ramping up The Declassification of FISA now. He let the hubris build in the leftist camps and now hes going to pull the rug. Facebook is about to take on some serious shit.
      May 27
    • Sage / HR
      khCi60

      Sage HR

      PRE
      Coca-Cola, The Home Depot
      BIO
      East coast
      khCi60more
      Well it’s the Democrats that have been talking about “breaking up” Facebook/google/amazon - will start to get more attention when Democrat presidential start in June....
      May 27
  • Salesforce JWcS75
    STAY. HOLY SHIT STAY. If you want to be in Seattle, just move and keep your current job.

    You don’t seem that motivated by prestige or status or approval from the denizens of Blind. If you’re good enough to have gotten this FB offer, should something go wrong at your current gig, you’ll be able to find something else.
    May 27 0
  • Sage / HR
    khCi60

    Sage HR

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    Coca-Cola, The Home Depot
    BIO
    East coast
    khCi60more
    FANG is irrelevant really. Seattle is very expensive. And of course the comp is only the comp if you stay and it works out. Stay w current gig
    May 27 0
  • Target / Eng
    oXEK85

    Target Eng

    BIO
    🐼
    oXEK85more
    There will likely always be a FAANG company willing to pay you a good sum of money.

    My guess is that what doesn't get eaten up in CoL won't be that high and to somebody already making good money it probably doesn't mean the world to you anyways.

    You've got a super comfortable work schedule, no commute (high correlation to happiness.)

    My guess is that you'll work twice as hard at Facebook and they'll expect it - fine if that's what you wanna do. If you're making 400k and are at a director level you could probably retire modestly soon if you've kept your ducks in a row.

    If you want the challenge you should go, sounds like you still have room to grow at your job - just don't view it that way yet.
    May 27 0
  • Adobe jjjx12
    This will be the biggest Trainwreck ™ move I've ever witnessed professionally.

    That is, unless your current company backfills me into your role.
    May 27 0
  • Sage / HR
    khCi60

    Sage HR

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    Coca-Cola, The Home Depot
    BIO
    East coast
    khCi60more
    PS - many people will sell you “growth” as a buzzword for more stress. Very very carefully think about that you want. More money won’t bring you happiness. And you should seriously create a pro con table and also quick estimate increase on costs, impact on life quality etc
    May 27 0
  • Apple EdenFruit
    Who's your current employer?
    Who pays these insane salaries and how do I get a job with them?
    May 27 0
  • Facebook / Eng ffbo
    Looks like E6/M1 position. Be prepared to work 50+ hours first 6mo to a year. Not worth moving
    May 27 0
  • New / Consultant
    PinkJacket

    New Consultant

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    Google, Techstars, Mozilla, Barracuda, Duo Security
    BIO
    I'm me.
    PinkJacketmore
    That's 50% more work (8hr days + 1hr communuting) for 50% more pay. It's not really a raise. The question is, which do you value more- time or money?
    May 27 0
  • Samsung
    ultramantaro

    Samsung

    BIO
    Stressed out but surviving
    ultramantaromore
    Your life and sanity rather than joining the likes of amazon, fb and Netflix are not worth the extra 100 k. I million a year yes, and you can give up 3 or 4 years of your life in that case so you don’t need to worry about your TC on blind anymore.
    May 23 5
    • Microsoft 🐁Pinky😜
      If my TC was 400k then I wouldn't give up 3-4 years of my life for $1 million per year.

      Right now if he set aside 200k a year he would have 1.5 million. If he put that in a good index fund, like Vanguard, he could live comfortably off the interest.

      Also, in those 7.5 years he could gain the skills necessary to supplement his income with consulting. He might even have those skills now.

      With consulting or some other form of on demand income he could comfortably float through recessions.

      The point is, he could stay where he's at and in 7-10 years be ready to retire, without having to give up his life.
      May 23
    • OP
      I am not sure whether I can save 200k a year. probably 100k saving per year.
      May 23
    • Samsung
      ultramantaro

      Samsung

      BIO
      Stressed out but surviving
      ultramantaromore
      It’s not that easy to set aside 200k per year. So all things considered there are far more upsides with a difference in 600 k in salary versus variance in other factors, like consulting gigs which if you are lucky can pay top dollar. But it won’t work out for most unless it’s really a side gig.
      May 24
    • Facebook / Eng gisret
      It's nonsense.
      My TC is 500k and I can set aside probably 150k/year max. I can't afford buying a place to live.

      I'd take a $1M/year job in a heartbeat even if it was super hard.
      May 27
    • Microsoft !MSFT
      @gisret - At 500k, you are saving 150k. Mind sharing how you spend the rest? CA or Seattle?

      At 35% tax, you'd spend 175k in tax. So you are left with 175 to spend still without a mortgage.
      May 27
  • Google / Mgmt
    dsavage

    Google Mgmt

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    Backcountry.com
    dsavagemore
    I quit my remote 400k job for 350k Seattle so you'll be smarter than I was
    May 27 2
    • Gap urmoma
      Why would you do that???
      May 27
    • New / Design FuManChu
      Probably to get Google on resume
      May 27
  • Citibank / Data
    noisyedge

    Citibank Data

    PRE
    Think Big Analytics
    noisyedgemore
    Apparently I'm just doing it wrong. I'm 100% remote in the midwest and manage a similar number, but get paid half...
    May 27 1
    • New / Eng
      🔥HODL🔥

      New Eng

      PRE
      Sogeti
      BIO
      I'm a generalist soft eng who loves to work on hard tasks and open-source. I have experience in many domains (low-level, web, data science, security, etc.).
      🔥HODL🔥more
      200k is really good for a location with a low COL, you're doing alright there is always someone earning more (or inflating their earnings).
      May 27
  • T-Mobile PjPA62
    I'd stay.

    Do it only for the resume. CoL in Seattle and your move will eat up most of that raise. If you want to continue growing/think you could make C-level in the next 5 years, and you want that lifestyle, do it for the resume; otherwise, you have a pretty ideal scenario as is.
    May 27 0
  • Facebook deus
    If you are earning 400k working remote in a low COL you probably have all the money you would need. The marginal value of higher TC is quite low at that point, while the loss in work life balance is a big deal.
    May 27 0
  • Universal Orlando Flying🛸
    Don't. I took FANG for the experience and I'm already back to talking to others I was interviewing with before. Money is nice, but things are a mess here.
    May 27 0
  • Uber / Eng summertie
    Take 600k and FAANG stamp. Save for FIRE.
    May 27 5
    • New TRFw30
      What it means FIRE in this context?
      May 28
    • Amazon uvHk16
      Financial Independence, Retire Early
      May 28
    • Uber / Eng summertie
      FIRE means save $2Mil then live from 4% returns for life (80k/yr) continue to grow savings for higher return if needed
      May 28
    • Microsoft whadaheck
      Does that work for a single income person with a kid and wife?
      May 28
    • Medtronic / Eng rhythmzoo
      Yes, my family of 4 lives comfortably on $60k, it can be done for less. Search "shockingly simple math of early retirement" to learn more.
      May 28
  • Bank of America / Eng jkQk45
    I’d tell FB I want more TC; they need to make it worth your while to leave. And, please post where you work so I can apply when you leave :)
    May 27 0
  • Wipro VendettaV
    Work from a village with low cost of living and good net. Enjoy fresh air
    May 27 0
  • Lyft ccxdr
    FB work life balance is horrible. It will be a sudden uphill for you. Not worth for the additional $100k money but if you are looking for step up challenge then sure.
    May 27 0
  • Intuit Merc77
    Working remote is gold, if you lose that it is insane.
    May 27 0
  • Indeed sharps
    When you compute the effective raise, dont forget to include cost of living. Remote allows you to live wherever is cheap.

    Personally 400k sounds like plenty of money to live in a cheap but nice area with lots of the activities I like to do.
    May 27 2
    • Nielsen / R&D Anathem
      "plenty" 400k is fucking INSANE money for most people
      May 28
    • Nielsen / R&D Anathem
      you could live well ANYWHERE in the country on 400k
      May 28
  • Amazon yacht 🛥
    Stay where you are the top dog, don’t go for $100k jump to a place where you may not be the top dog and have to work more hours and deal with politics
    May 27 1
    • Top dog means you never learn?
      May 27
  • New jBYd31
    Depends. Does FAANG have kombucha on tap? If it does, then totally. Well, no. If kombucha and at least two varieties of cold brew - at least nitro cold brew. But kombucha is the deal breaker.
    May 27 5
    • Facebook / R&D
      macacos

      Facebook R&D

      PRE
      Facebook
      macacosmore
      All those and much more in our fully stocked fridges!
      May 27
    • Lyft ihb47
      It’s pathetic how proud you are of your fucking well-stocked fridges LOL
      May 28
    • Facebook rcrtr
      So salty 😉
      May 28
    • Netflix jkAP00
      Lyft is reducing their snack and bev selection right now so they are a little sensitive about others well stocked fridges.
      May 28
    • Lyft ihb47
      No I just sincerely think it’s rather sad to compare snacks. Like sad
      May 29
  • Facebook TakenToss
    Curious what position Fb offered?
    May 27 4
    • Facebook / Eng ffbo
      Looks like E6/M1
      May 27
    • Facebook TakenToss
      From director to first level manager, damn
      May 27
    • Facebook / Eng ffbo
      Pretty normal at FB for outside Directors to join at a much lower level but with better pay + perks
      May 27
    • Facebook
      pacan

      Facebook

      BIO
      Live a simple life
      pacanmore
      Agreed. Most M1 from the industry used to be much more senior elsewhere. There is former directors, CTOs...
      May 27

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