Feeling content, is it too early?

Microsoft 🏏 cricket
Aug 2 25 Comments

My motivation to go to work is no longer to get a better pay instead it is to let my team grow and me keep solving challenges.
One year back it was just to get to next level.
I don't see any of my peers in that mode.
For me, one more promo is not going to change my life or choices I make, unless I change my job and double it up, but again money is not the driving factor I see at this point.

Don't think I am a rockstar but I consitently get target+ (3-5)% bonus.

39 male with a middle school kid.
360k ctc (spouse combined).
220k in 401k.
300k in stocks.

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TOP 25 Comments
  • Facebook wwttff
    If you're happy be happy. Why ask blind to generate doubt?
    Aug 2 3
    • Microsoft 🏏 cricket
      OP
      Like to understand if it's just a phase and I need to push boundaries. How other feels after 40
      Aug 2
    • Apple brolo
      Hardly anyone on blind over 40, grandpa 👴
      Aug 2
    • Microsoft 🏏 cricket
      OP
      @brolo why do you think that? Some of us are just readers and keep thoughts to ourselves unless feel the need to express openly.
      Aug 3
  • Oracle zXd43f
    Weird flex but I hear ya.
    Aug 2 0
  • Facebook BeingCoder
    Ask the 35+ Fat FIRE group
    Aug 2 6
    • Facebook BeingCoder
      Check out the subreddit for fatfire to learn more
      Aug 2
    • Amazon / Eng KTUv41
      Facebook is saying that there are a group of people who’s motivation is to retire early with a large amount of money. So if your motivation is that, it’s hard to feel content with how much you’re making because you can always earn more and retire earlier/have more money.
      Aug 2
    • Microsoft 🏏 cricket
      OP
      Yeah I read that after reddit mentioned. So far havent given early retirement any thoughts. I don't think I ever want to stop working, pause maybe.
      Aug 2
    • Amazon / Eng KTUv41
      Financial independence is always a good goal though. Where you CAN retire early, but don’t want to.
      Aug 2
    • Microsoft Queasy
      Stopping to work in this industry is unfortunately not always by choice. Layoffs happen and ageism is real!
      Aug 3
  • Amazon CeoExtra
    Good, you don’t have “friends” to keep up with 😁
    Aug 2 3
    • Microsoft 🏏 cricket
      OP
      Care to explain? Are you suggesting the salary competition amongst so called "friends"?
      Aug 2
    • Amazon CeoExtra
      You’re average of 5 of your closest friends. You have no one (at higher positions) to compare against so you don’t feel the need/urge to chase the next promo, or next big thing.

      Check the below post. They were happy until friends started to get into higher positions.
      Aug 3
    • Amazon CeoExtra
      Aug 3
  • Google zTnd3s
    I am starting to feel this way, and trailing you in income and stocks. probably I’ll feel the same one day and be in the same position.

    I feel like THIS is the dream. we have meaningful work, decent savings. My personal projects are fun and all but nothing can replace working on the same goal with other people. I hope it’s not a phase, I enjoy this rhythm - enjoying life as it is now, still making progress on a good retirement but without the anxiety.
    Aug 3 1
    • Facebook BeingCoder
      There is probably not much difference in the lifestyle of the VP engineering and CEO of Google. One is getting $10m and the other $200m tc. What matters after a certain point (when there is enough money to satisfy your needs/desires) is recognition. If we uniformly sample a group of 100 people from different backgrounds, most likely 95 of them recognize the CEO and his achievements but less than 10 have ever heard the name of VP engineering.
      Aug 3
  • Amazon / Eng KTUv41
    Sounds like you’re in a great position in life
    Aug 2 0
  • Facebook / Eng
    dividebyz

    Facebook Eng

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    dividebyzmore
    What the f is CTC ? Compound TC ?
    Aug 3 1
    • Amazon Sting Ray
      Combined tc would be my guess
      Aug 4
  • VMware ItsAlrite
    Are you a manager? If you are an IC which level? Are you in Seattle?
    Aug 3 1
  • Amazon
    aws!

    Amazon

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    Amazon
    aws!more
    Go play cricket
    Aug 3 0
  • Google obTs71
    What level. It looks like senior? Isn't it too early for such thoughts?
    Aug 3 0

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