Those who moved from a slow environment to fast, has the high TC been worth it for you? Let's say if you moved from Microsoft/Cisco/Intuit to FB/Netflix/Amazon?
I work non-tech, TC is 5 digit. It's a laid-back company, consisting of middle aged employees (I am in my early 30s and considered young at my org) so everyone works 9-5. In 3 years, I have never stayed past 5pm. I spend my evenings with my wife and kid. Not much office politics, everyone is warm and friendly.
I am debating if I should leave this environment and move towards a higher paying job. Rat race in tech seems overwhelming. I see my tech friends working late, environment is toxic, there's pressure to perform, ageism is real, and they take breaks to avoid burnout. But they earn 3-5x than me. Is it really worth it? Can anyone who made such a move provide insights?
For me its just much more than TC,
With more responsibilities comes great power. And you get to work with some amazing talented people and make something wonderful and put it out there.
Not sure if I can do that with Laid back mid 30s crowd