Stay at 95k TX 25-30hr/week or find higher TC job?

New JlgE00
Oct 26 19 Comments

Should I find a better paying job?

• Work in analytics 25-30 hours a week at tech firm in TX
• Not a lot of oversight. Sometimes I work more
• Can get away with a lot of things
• Job is getting boring and motivation dying. Not learning a lot but can start my own projects whenever and learn.
• Direct a team that does most of my work for me.
• Decent coder
• Politics delaying promotion for 6 months
• TC: 95k
• YoE: 3-4

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TOP 19 Comments
  • Fast Enterprises / Eng nskcjx4
    100K in Texas is like 180K in Bay Area but you’re working 25 hours a week which means it’s more like 250K equivalent

    Kind of seems like a great gig. Travel, hobbies etc
    Oct 26 3
    • New / Eng
      javaislife

      New Eng

      PRE
      Raytheon
      javaislifemore
      100K != 180K in bay
      Oct 26
    • New / Mgmt SW daddy
      Yeah it’s more like 300+
      Oct 26
    • New JlgE00
      OP
      Yeah assuming I have an equivalent side gig or something to bring it to that valuation. But yeah plenty of time for hobbies, travel, chilling. Been wasting my time chilling. Gotta be more productive
      Oct 26
  • Akamai Technologies hpBF22
    There were people making 95k in TX as SWE in 1999
    Oct 26 1
    • New JlgE00
      OP
      Damn. Well, I’m just an analyst really. But my TC sucks. No rent though.
      Oct 26
  • Meetup chapchap
    Depends how much you value your time. A part time job that basically pays 100k is my dream honestly.
    Oct 26 3
    • New JlgE00
      OP
      Yeah, I do value it a lot honestly. Would be nice for market value salary considering I bring a lot of value and manage half a dozen people. I do want to accelerate my savings though. Tough decision.
      Oct 26
    • Qualtrics ElCheapo
      I've jumped jobs 3 times for higher TC. Higher TC means you're probably going to work harder. A lot of people can handle it. I can't. I left an easy lower paying job for a harder higher paying job and wish I could go back all the time.

      You have a lot of time to figure out what you want. There is no bad decisions but remember to reflect on what you value.
      Oct 26
    • New JlgE00
      OP
      Thanks elcheapo, I’m afraid of that too...wanting to go back after moving. True gonna give it more thought. Just don’t wanna fall behind skills wise and be less competitive in the market.
      Oct 26
  • Capital One / Eng rabolisk
    Accelerate your savings with a side gig since you have so much free time
    Oct 26 1
    • New / Eng
      LetMeCodeP

      New Eng

      BIO
      Android Developer with less than 1 yoe and 65K TC
      LetMeCodePmore
      Yeah do freelancing and stuff
      Oct 26
  • Apple dbXp62
    For SWEs your market rate might be a little higher like 115K with 3 years experience given Texas but it depends. Hard to say with this information.
    Oct 26 1
    • Apple dbXp62
      Note that was for average
      Oct 26
  • New / Mgmt SW daddy
    Would be a tough call... I love money but if you’re comfortable why move
    Oct 26 1
    • New JlgE00
      OP
      I hear ya. Just don’t wanna be left behind in the market if I’m not learning much. Kinda on me.
      Oct 26
  • DealerSocket ronaldo7!
    I work like 35hrs a week very laid back workplace, Yoe - 3 making 130k, leetcoding and interviewing now, I wanna make 180k in TX, also 3 yrs at one company is more than enough IMO we gotta see what's out there.
    Oct 26 1
    • New JlgE00
      OP
      Agreed. Life is short. I have the luxury to find my next opportunity in no rush. Need to find a better company where I don’t have to work a lot of hours but is still a good job. Need to get into leet coding.
      Oct 26
  • New / Eng 00ck52
    With those hours you could focus on other things that bring you money. Pretty awesome gig to be honest.
    Oct 26 0

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