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Salesforce gooseberry
Jun 19 21 Comments

Sorry for the click bait title. I need help. :)

I have been with my team 4 years. It's been a productive and amazing experience and have made some solid contributions and have learnt a lot along the way.

However, in the last 6 months, I feel anxious, under appreciated, have needed to mostly work on aspects I hate like Dev ops, and just feel like quitting every day.

I've been contacted by groups I like in FB, LinkedIn, Netflix, Twitter, Snowflake and have had preliminary calls with Eriksson research and MSR for more scientisty roles. I also have some stuff I want to read and learn.

What should I do?

I've taken way too much pto this year so that's not an option. I think I'm bored...


Edit:
Didn't add the option of trying to change teams on the poll. Let me know your thoughts on that.

For those who suggested to stay and look for a position alongside, would appreciate tips on how to navigate being motivated at work in the mean time.

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TOP 21 Comments
  • Amazon ChivalryAF
    I’m not sure why people say quitting without a job is a bad idea.

    Do we really live in such a day and age where you can’t catch a break?

    I’ve done this twice before and each time my TC doubled. Just negotiate and you’ll be fine.
    Jun 19 8
    • Salesforce gooseberry
      OP
      I'm not on a Visa. I've a GC. Would it change the optimal course of action?
      Jun 19
    • Axtria DesiLaunda
      No. It's easier for you since you don't have to worry about visa restrictions. On a visa, we aren't allowed to be out of job or on a sabbatical.
      Jun 19
    • Salesforce gooseberry
      OP
      I'm more worried about a possible drop in salary. Will I be able to negotiate >400k TC if I quit?
      Jun 19
    • Axtria DesiLaunda
      If you perform well in the interview then yes. Else you can always go back to where you were. Don't quit. Take a medical leave or leave without pay for 2 months.
      Jun 19
    • Salesforce gooseberry
      OP
      Maybe I'll just change teams in the new cycle.
      Jun 19
  • Google g00g13
    Quitting without a plan is not a great idea
    Jun 19 1
    • New / Eng QTdN03
      Sometimes, the plan is simply, “Make a radical life change because this ain’t working.” And that’s ok.
      Jun 19
  • Comcast / Eng WonyTerner
    don't run away from your problems. run towards something that eliminates those problems.
    Jun 19 0
  • Zillow Group w.
    Stop click bating that will help you career
    Jun 20 1
    • Salesforce gooseberry
      OP
      Ha! Says someone who can't spell.
      Jun 20
  • Bloomberg thinkslow
    Are you me? Lol. But you should probably look for an escape plan soon. I've been in this position for a bit longer now and reaching a point where I feel burned out/ lack of interest in coding overall, so it's getting harder to find motivation to prepare for interviews.
    Jun 19 4
    • Salesforce gooseberry
      OP
      Can we chat? Maybe it'll help both of us.
      Jun 19
    • Axtria DesiLaunda
      If you guys plan to prepare for interviews together, count me in.
      Jun 19
    • Amazon realtelugu
      Count me in as well
      Jun 19
    • Bloomberg thinkslow
      Heh why not
      Jun 20
  • Since when does sf pay 400k!?
    Jun 19 1
    • Salesforce gooseberry
      OP
      Ceil(TC/50k)*50k +/- \epsilon.
      Jun 19

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