Life not going anywhere🙁

Mar 16 33 Comments

Age 38 TC 200K - hating current job on H1b, don’t even feel like exploring new job, as I eventually want to start up something .

Working on prototype but it’s going slow.

Need to contact angel investors (as not much savings) but that is going slower

How do I get out of this vicious circle ?

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TOP 33 Comments
  • New / Eng TC++
    You need some perspective, less than 2% of Americans achieve 200K TC at any age. If you take world as whole you are like in top 0.1% in terms of income.
    Mar 16 3
    • Google / Eng
      rQsc13

      Google Eng

      PRE
      Qualcomm
      rQsc13more
      Doesn't matter. Everything's relative
      Mar 16
    • Microsoft / Eng Pickbot
      Ok genius. My rent is also in top 0.1% of the world.
      Mar 16
    • New / Eng TC++
      You don't have to live in high COL area, Einstein. It's your choice.
      Mar 16
  • Infoblox 2600
    There is this Japanese proverb "when you chase two chickens, you'll be left empty handed" or something like that.
    Mar 16 2
    • Intel / Sales LastMan
      NOT.. if you know how to chase two chickens..
      Mar 16
    • Microsoft / Biz Dev MemeGenX
      But if you choke 2 chickens, you will be left sticky handed (and right sticky handed as well)
      Mar 16
  • New / Eng TC++
    I also tried doing startup and failed badly. It pushed my career back by several years. Failure is part of life, embrace it.
    Mar 16 3
    • Workday jhztgv53
      Same here . It is what it is accept it and move on
      Mar 16
    • Honeywell / Eng CodeLeet
      "My willingness to fail, gives me the ability to succeed." -- Vinod Khosla
      Mar 16
    • OP
      I plan to give this a full solid year - if it does not seem to be working out, will give it a pass
      Mar 16
  • Intel superrr
    Good to see someone around my age earning more or less near to what I do. Not that I am jealous of ppl earning a lot or those who earn less... But seeing sky high TCs depress me to the core and then I slowly get back to normal. Sometimes I wonder is it me that's bad or too many ppl better be than me. Only be thing I am glad about is I have a PhD and got my GC in 8 months.
    Mar 16 2
    • Microsoft interesti
      I also have PhD - biggest dragger for income for age. I don’t feel great when some people say he gets more money and better title even though he only has bachelors. They try to feel great by saying that.
      Mar 16
    • Intel / Sales LastMan
      Welcome to social media .. dude learn about the impact about social media and don’t believe everything that is posted on social media .. long term everything averages out
      Mar 16
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    • OP
      Hope you forget the trauma quickly
      Mar 17
  • ServiceNow syenite
    Life is what you make of it. You have to lead it wherever you want it to go. It's not just going to take you there on it's own. Find out what you want in life and go out and do it. Every day. Every free moment. It will not be comfortable but eventually you will make it if your will is strong enough.
    Mar 16 0
  • TuneIn ifyoumakak
    Get kids
    Mar 16 0
  • New / Ops
    tooQ10

    New Ops

    PRE
    Rakuten USA
    tooQ10more
    Age 42, PhD plus 20 YoE, TC 45, last raise was before the 2009 crisis. I'm still better off than about nine tenths of the world.
    Mar 16 3
    • New / Eng TC++
      Did you get your PhD at 22?
      Mar 16
    • New / Ops
      tooQ10

      New Ops

      PRE
      Rakuten USA
      tooQ10more
      Did it while working. Master's plus PhD took a total of 11 years and I defended at age 39.
      Mar 16
    • Intel superrr
      Wow nice. Congratulations. I am still happy and contented for having done PhD. I did it purely because I wanted to do it... And the results in career that came later was surprising and unexpected .... Though not in terms of TC
      Mar 17
  • Honeywell / Eng CodeLeet
    Focus on building a solid prototype. Investors and 💰 will follow. The faster you build prototype(s) the earlier you can validate your idea and decide what to do next with venture, take it to next level, pivot, stop etc. If it fails you can focus on getting a better job. All the best.
    Mar 16 1
    • OP
      Yes this is exactly what I am focusing on - get it out quickly and efficiently to get feedback. If it does not work, try for a job
      Mar 16
  • Amazon
    ZenerDiode

    Amazon

    BIO
    Engineering + Analytics + Tech Entrepreneurship
    ZenerDiodemore
    Care to share your idea and see if we can join forces? Happy to help with tech commercialization.
    Mar 16 1
  • SpaceX uevh5
    Start saving every penny and when you can't take it anymore retire in your home country or better and cheaper place.
    Mar 16 3
    • Workday jhztgv53
      This .
      Mar 16
    • Apple women
      If you lived to retire
      Mar 16
    • SpaceX uevh5
      Retire in a nice place or die trying!
      Mar 16
  • New sizuu
    Build something people will pay for without investors
    Mar 16 0
  • Workday jhztgv53
    If I may ask what is the household TC
    Mar 16 1

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