I’ve got an offer from FB and I might decline AMA

Microsoft BezosBalla
May 11 49 Comments

Current TC: 0k

Fb offer TC: 532k

But it requires a move from WA to CA. I’m too old for that shit. I’d rather find a lower paying job here and not have to move. I just bought a house here.

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    • Facebook notfidji
      Yes unless you're preallocated this should be possible.
      May 11
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      OP
      I've been considering this - but I was recruited for and offered two very specific (pre-allocated roles).

      I asked if I decline the pre-allocated, would it be possible to find a role in Seattle? They said maybe but they'd have to take a step back and I'd probably have to have another meeting/onsite? This is for EM btw.

      What are the chances they rescind completely if I ask for this?
      May 12
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      OP
      Any ideas what to expect if I ask for Seattle as a pre allocated offer in another location?
      May 12
  • Amazon fgEhzG
    Do not move to the Bay Area, it's a hell hole.
    May 11 2
    • Facebook gluteus
      Why
      May 11
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      OP
      I lived in the Bae for a long time. Loved it, but it's really changed. I would not move back there right now.

      This is for FB LA.
      May 12
  • Oracle / Eng aham
    AMA or MIA?
    May 11 1
  • Google l!7Hsb!?/
    Come to Google yo! In KIR!
    May 11 3
  • Google nightking4
    This AMA sucks. Where is the OP?
    May 11 1
  • OSIsoft / Product killerwhal
    Why are you so awesome?
    May 11 2
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      OP
      Once you save up enough net worth / f u money, corporations don’t have as much power over you.

      And if you’re confident in your entrepreneurial skills, they have even less ability to force you to do things like uproot your entire life and family.

      That being said, 532k is a lot and LA is fun.
      May 12
    • PayPal BB!B
      Are you an entrepreneur also ? Then, why are you looking for a job ?
      May 12
  • Nvidia showeridea
    If you believe you're too old to move again, you're going to "love" the SJWs and "diversity" training at ZuberCentral.
    May 12 2
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      OP
      How so?
      May 12
    • Nvidia showeridea
      Google for tech diversity training podcasts, from what I can tell Google and Facebook are similar
      May 12
  • Facebook gd5wv9
    He said AMA, but he never said he would reply
    May 11 2
    • Oracle / Eng aham
      Look at the definition of AMA.
      May 11
    • Microsoft simplegary
      It’s a joke...
      May 12
  • PayPal BB!B
    Why’s your current TC 0 ? Are you not working now ?
    May 11 2
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      OP
      Correct. I walked away from a toxic and shitty situation at MSFT. Worst professional experience of my career, even after changing orgs/teams! I'm glad so many people report a positive experience there but I HATED it and will never ever in a million years ever consider going back there.
      May 12
    • PayPal BB!B
      Awesome!
      May 12
  • Microsoft / Other lkrgAsz6d
    Don't do it unless you really need a job and can't find anything here. I turned down a FB offer a while back after I failed to negotiate a location other than MP.
    May 11 2
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      OP
      I have not exhausted Seattle options by a long shot. Fb was my first interview actually. I did get an amzn offer also. Probably going to do that.

      It’s hard to find fb comp here.
      May 12
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      OP
      I was head hunted for a specific pre allocated role in CA. Not sure what the process is like if I back out on CA now but feels like I risk the offer? Any guidance here would be appreciated.
      May 12
  • LinkedIn streetfood
    What will be your level? E6 or E7?
    May 11 1
  • Facebook public2
    Rent the house, make extra money.
    May 11 4
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      OP
      It’ll be slightly cash flow negative. I bought in 2018 fml
      May 12
    • Facebook public2
      Huh? You know that you get to set the rental price right? Set it with at least some cash flow to account for repairs.
      May 12
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      OP
      Within the constraints of the market you’re renting in. There’s no way I can ask for what it would take to be cash flow positive given what similar homes are renting for in the area
      May 12
    • Facebook public2
      Can and should. You have all the cards. Make sure you use a rent estimator and not something silly like Zillow which is always well below market.
      May 12
  • Oracle / Eng aham
    And the worst post award goes to ...
    May 12 2
    • Nvidia showeridea
      Oracle ☁️
      May 12
    • Oracle / Eng aham
      To da 🌛
      May 12
  • Facebook Pbuj80
    Well there is something called internal transfer if you could endure the one year cliff
    May 11 2
    • Facebook oh yea
      No cliffs at FB for over a year now
      May 12
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      OP
      Thanks, but last thing I want to do is move then transfer and move AGAIN
      May 12
  • Facebook shsgsa
    Are you really at TC = 0 right now
    May 12 1
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      OP
      Yes unemployed and loving it! As an entrepreneur with years of runway in cash and investments, I’m not afraid to walk away from toxic and shitty jobs.

      Msft was the most toxic and unpleasant professional experience of my career, so I left.
      May 12
  • Intel / Eng mr_pleb
    What yoe, role, how much leet ?
    May 11 1
  • Microsoft simplegary
    What job were you offered?
    May 11 1
  • New / Eng lowNW
    YOE?
    May 11 0

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