I was more content before Blind

Seagate toti420
Feb 20 30 Comments

Before Blind, I had one job with “decent” pay. Now I have two, the second being preparation for interviews. Before, I didn’t care about TC or FAANG. Now I’m obsessed with them. Every time I compare my TC with other people’s, especially SWEs, it kinda depresses me. Ideally I’d like to get into FB/G as a DS. Granted DS doesn’t pay as well (RSUs) as SWE, but sure as hell it’ll beat my current TC.

TC ~ 142/20/20 ~ 170k - 190k
PhD + MS + 15 YOE

EDIT:

1) Anyone judging me on Blind for using Blind is a MF hypocrite.

2) Anyone commenting on TC, happiness, greater purpose in life, and so forth: Post your TC or GTFO.

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    • Seagate toti420
      OP
      “Taxi drivers in rural Nepal...happiest people on Earth.”
      I challenge this assumption. Would you switch place with them?

      I hear the Nepali taxi companies are handing out H1B visas like hot potatoes.
      Feb 20
    • Seagate toti420
      OP
      Awww, how convenient for you. You love your family. All those people from India and Nepal who work their asses off leetcoding to try to land a job in CA tech sector away from their families, must not have heard about the local taxi companies. I think your post has good sound bites but generally devoid of substance.
      Feb 20
  • Microsoft gfba68
    It's kind a sad that you derive happiness by comparison with others. You should work on that.
    Feb 20 4
    • Seagate toti420
      OP
      I edited the title to align more with how I feel.
      Feb 20
    • Cisco / Eng
      vqgr40

      Cisco Eng

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      Capital One
      vqgr40more
      It’s psychologically supported that people in all societies and groups derive happiness based on comparison on how others are doing. No need to shame OP.
      Feb 20
    • Dropbox / Eng 100k🔗🐼
      Microsoft probably being a hypocrite.
      Feb 20
    • Microsoft gfba68
      I don't. I am a rock. I am an island.
      Feb 21
  • Salesforce hnn
    Blind. The ultimate rat race app.
    Feb 20 1
  • Apple Kallista
    Nothing wrong in being 'motivated' by other peoples' TC, as long as you have a rational goal, a strategy and plans to get to that goal without ruining yourself or family. If it's all moping and no action, then you'd better try the meditation thing someone else suggested.

    Also, this is bullcrap: "It's kind a sad that you derive happiness by comparison with others". Fuck that. Go derive your happiness wherever you fucking want to. Why is it sad? Arbitrary value judgement.
    Feb 20 1
  • Qualtrics / Sales
    '🈚🀄🎶🈶

    Qualtrics Sales

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    Microsoft, Qualtrics
    '🈚🀄🎶🈶more
    I was in the same boat. I felt content because I was oblivious and ignorant. Now I feel more educated on the subjects of TC, interviews, and negotiation all thanks to Blind. I wish I knew about all these earlier so that I can avoid making all the mistake I made and being taken advantage of.

    My point is, don't be depressed and look at the bright side. Would you be happier if you had never known your life and career could have been better?
    Feb 20 0
  • Intel Inteltired
    Feel the same way as well. Lost motivation to work in my current job.
    Feb 20 1
    • Seagate toti420
      OP
      To be fair, Intel’s TC problem is probably the least of its problems. 😂
      Feb 20
  • Cisco bitset
    Same here😕
    Feb 20 1
    • Seagate toti420
      OP
      Yay! I’m not alone.
      Feb 20
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    • Seagate toti420
      OP
      Bigger TC? j/k
      Feb 20
  • New / Eng
    /人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\

    New Eng

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    Apple
    BIO
    You know I’d do anything for you.
    /人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\more
    “Which slave collar is shinier?” As he contemplates the meaning of life.
    Feb 20 1
    • Yahoo Whtvr
      Well said
      Feb 20
  • Apple / Eng Marijuana
    Where are you based? Your TC could be a lot higher than ours after taking cost of living into account.
    Feb 20 4
  • New wNud86
    Comparison is the thief of joy.

    that said I totally am angling to get paid more since being on blind.
    Feb 21 0
  • Snapchat trd6cy
    I deleted the app for several months because I was feeling the same way. It was awesome. I only reinstalled because of the recent sudden changes in my company.
    Feb 21 2
    • Cisco bitset
      Stock is going up! Are these ‘sudden change ‘ affecting you?
      Feb 21
    • Snapchat trd6cy
      Short term rises and declines don't affect me. The corporate culture is the same. Plus, I got my stocks right at around the IPO era, so I'm still at a huge loss
      Feb 21
  • Wow, you're supposed to have thicker skin at your age. It's social media - grow up.
    Feb 21 0
  • Apple / Product
    Apple Pork

    Apple Product

    BIO
    In it to win it.
    Apple Porkmore
    rest. vest. GTFO
    Feb 20 0

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