Long term career prospects for Non-Tech roles in Bay Area

Apple 🥭mango
Sep 14 19 Comments

I am in a Supply Chain/Operations/Procurement (Non-Tech) role. I enjoy my work.

TC is these roles is significantly lower and few roles so difficult to switch.

Current TC 210k. I am a single earning member (wife & 1 kid). its just average, can only afford a simple middle class lifestyle. Cant even afford to buy a decent house in a good school district.

What options do I have.

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  • Roku cruella
    Not everyone has to be swe.
    Also most swe don't make blind TC.
    Most swe in Bay area make similar to u. It's not a bad salary. Sure it's not enough to buy a house in good school district. But it's enough to save up enough to retire one day.
    Sep 14 0
  • Amazon / Product
    beaver

    Amazon Product

    PRE
    Amazon
    beavermore
    Nashville
    Sep 14 3
    • New / Strategy
      Rofrevont

      New Strategy

      BIO
      Former National Political Consultant, left industry, went to help friends. went from High 6 Figure Salary, to dealing with 21-23yo "Executives" bleeding me dry.
      Rofrevontmore
      I was just thinking Nashville, I grew up there, and it has changed so much in 20 years, and is booming for non-tech.
      Sep 14
    • HP / IT SphF25
      20 years ago, did you think you would be making 210k and still not be happy about it?
      Sep 15
    • New / Strategy
      Rofrevont

      New Strategy

      BIO
      Former National Political Consultant, left industry, went to help friends. went from High 6 Figure Salary, to dealing with 21-23yo "Executives" bleeding me dry.
      Rofrevontmore
      Hell no. Lol but the accuracy is perfect.
      Sep 15
  • Northrop Grumman HowCouldYu
    Adopt another child: LeetCode
    Sep 14 3
    • Apple 🥭mango
      OP
      I tried to get into Software, the thing is I am not really good at it.

      I may be able to clear the interview and get a job, but I will not be the top 50% in my team and constantly struggle, its not worth it
      Sep 14
    • Northrop Grumman HowCouldYu
      Only other option: life savings in bitcoin, pray for a miracle
      Sep 14
    • Apple 🥭mango
      OP
      Hahahaha
      Sep 14
  • LinkedIn ugjM43
    Move to Austin or Portland
    Sep 14 0
  • Facebook / Eng instandidl
    What is wrong with renting forever? That’s how many Europeans live.
    Sep 14 2
    • Apple 🥭mango
      OP
      I like the feeling of owning a home, putting things to my taste, not having to move around, its just a personal thing.

      I also feel its a good long term investment
      Sep 14
    • WeWork RPvk36
      lol Europeans don’t rent. They are all desperate to climb the property ladder or save up enough to pay the family estate taxes.
      Sep 14
  • American Airlines / Mgmt W8tPgz
    Move up to senior levels eventually executive management? What is your plan?
    Sep 15 1
    • Apple 🥭mango
      OP
      I want to get to a Director level, but its a loong road
      Sep 15
  • New meta13
    Save up enough, encourage your wife to become an earning member and re-evaluate. If you still can’t get your kid to a good school, move to a city with better public schooling system. I’d have suggested Austin, but the summers are terrible. May be Portland? But I don’t know how good their schools are.
    Sep 20 0
  • American Airlines / Mgmt W8tPgz
    Can always check the consulting path too
    Sep 15 0
  • Facebook irqL16
    Once your wife gets a job you’ll be fine. It’s temporary.
    Sep 14 0
  • New / Strategy Porsche996
    What do you do in supply chain?
    Sep 14 0

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