If you work in Big N, What is your next goal in life?

Twitch Broogramer
Feb 4, 2018 32 Comments

I know the answer will be leetcode if you are not in big N so I am targeting audience.

Regarding question, what do you do to not be bored with life? What are your next goal(s) Whether it be career, relationship, or personal.

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TOP 32 Comments
  • Airbnb Guar
    Finding a wife. Might leave the Bay Area for it (among other reasons)

    Career wise I’m not too ambitious. I’m already L5 and would be 100% happy with that comp outside of the Bay Area. Not sure if principal/L6 is worth the added stress.
    Feb 4, 2018 4
    • Twitch Broogramer
      OP
      Why would you leave the bay? Lots of ambitious wife potential women out here
      Feb 4, 2018
    • Microsoft fNEH83
      @Broogramer I agree. This is why I’m contemplating a move to the Bay. I like a woman that studys/works hard and earns high.
      Feb 4, 2018
    • Airbnb Guar
      Go to NYC if you want that. Women in the bay are often quite intelligent, sure, but as a guy you have to date down in attractiveness (physical and otherwise) vs what you’d find elsewhere.
      Feb 4, 2018
    • Microsoft fNEH83
      NYC is a great place for that. Soooo cold though.
      Feb 4, 2018
  • Facebook xkbvc
    This is a big problem in google. People do all sorts of weird hobby to keep life interesting. Facebook makes you work so hard that you won’t get a chance to get bored.
    Feb 4, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng qwertyio
    My goal is to be a Principal Engineer. In the mean time I keep myself busy with a ton of crazy hobbies
    Feb 4, 2018 4
    • Amazon / Eng Failure?
      I thought everyone at Amazon was trying to get into Google?
      Feb 4, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng qwertyio
      Nope, I quite like the AMZN atmosphere and I’m not sure Google is all it’s cracked up to be either. I see a lot of chatter about similar systemic issues. Happy with what I have for now. Maybe later
      Feb 4, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Failure?
      There’s a part of the atmosphere I admire too but I’m concerned it’s too cutthroat in practice. Plus I’m not smart enough to be able to float to any top company I want
      Feb 4, 2018
    • Airbnb Guar
      Seems like Amazon is a great place to work while you still have tons of drive. Google a better place for when you have kids and want to take it easier
      Feb 4, 2018
  • Amazon mcGE57
    What's big N
    Feb 4, 2018 1
    • Gen!x / Eng
      ixptl12

      Gen!x Eng

      PRE
      startups, JPMorgan Chase
      BIO
      ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
      ixptl12more
      OP isn’t too smart.

      Big N is actually for finance. With N=4

      OP means FAANG
      Feb 5, 2018
  • Amazon
    Deep dodo

    Amazon

    PRE
    Amazon
    Deep dodomore
    I want to play video game all day.
    Feb 4, 2018 2
    • Amazon mcGE57
      Me too. But it gets old fast.

      A year ago I had a week off when my wife was working so I stayed home and played video games all day.

      For 3 or 4 days it was awesome.

      Then I started to feel like I was just wasting my time and not getting anything accomplished.

      It's a great way to de-stress, but not a substitute for things to do.
      Feb 4, 2018
    • Intuit 1600club
      You must be stuck in ELO hell...
      Feb 6, 2018
  • Amazon Qlch60
    Couple of people mentioned crazy hobbies. Any suggestions.
    Feb 4, 2018 2
    • New hgSd34v
      Pegging
      Feb 4, 2018
    • Gen!x / Eng
      ixptl12

      Gen!x Eng

      PRE
      startups, JPMorgan Chase
      BIO
      ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
      ixptl12more
      Gloving

      Elbow deep
      Feb 5, 2018
  • Duck Creek / Eng meuse
    Take dumps on peoples lawns every morning while I’m out for a jog. The fact that I can be caught at any time raises the risk to reward ratio, thereby always keeping me occupied.

    PS never wipe, saves time
    Feb 5, 2018 2
    • Airbnb Guar
      Come to SF! That’s actually pretty normal here
      Feb 5, 2018
    • Duck Creek / Eng meuse
      I am intrigued
      Feb 5, 2018
  • Facebook / Creative
    I think I lost most of my non-work goals. Now I just want to change the world, for better or worse, doesn’t matter.
    Feb 4, 2018 2
    • New hgSd34v
      As random employee no. 4756 good luck..
      Feb 4, 2018
  • Gen!x / Eng
    ixptl12

    Gen!x Eng

    PRE
    startups, JPMorgan Chase
    BIO
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    ixptl12more
    If your goal contains working, you’re doing life wrong.
    Feb 5, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng qwertyio
      Oh man, this changes everything!
      Feb 5, 2018
  • Facebook xcyD82
    Move out of the bay (already have a wife) to somewhere more interesting, ideally Zurich, Amsterdam or Copenhagen.
    Feb 4, 2018 0
  • Amazon odVN70
    I'm probably going to do Leetcode too. Thinking of moving to New York. I could just do an internal transfer, but why not see what happens?
    Feb 5, 2018 0
  • Cruise Automation pompom
    To work on longevity
    Feb 4, 2018 0
  • Amazon xEon51
    Leetcode
    Feb 5, 2018 0
  • SAP Tantrum
    Retire?
    Feb 4, 2018 0

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