TC vs WLB: Crossroads in life

Microsoft / Eng Uao
Jun 3 8 Comments

I'm at 3 yoe and getting paid enough by my living standards. I'm comfortable and get the latest gadgets and go on trips I want, while saving enough.
But I do know I can make much more at fb and Amazon, and retire earlier.

On the other hand, I can target Salesforce, etc to get an incremental bump in pay without sacrificing wlb.

What are the choices everyone here made and are you happy with them or do you regret them?

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 8 Comments
  • Amazon / Product rururubfh
    WLB over TC. Why retire early if you can maintain a good balance throughout
    Jun 3 3
    • Facebook / Eng
      deepanalys

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      Facebook
      deepanalysmore
      And get laid off and face forced early retirement.
      Jun 3
    • Salesforce hypeforce
      We are not astronauts working for NASA. There are enough opportunities even if one is laid off in 50s as long as they code. In IT , early retirement is always by choice and not due to circumstances.
      Jun 5
    • Facebook / Eng
      deepanalys

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      Facebook
      deepanalysmore
      Most people are are SWE, not in IT.
      Jun 6
  • GitHub / Eng
    TcXi50

    GitHub Eng

    PRE
    PayPal
    TcXi50more
    3yoe is barely into your career. get aggressive on work now, do life in a bit when you have the experience to demand the perk
    Jun 3 1
    • Grab jerrywho
      Agreed. When you are young, always be diligent, either on work or something else. Don't be cynic or look down on money. Get rich asap. You have a lot less problems to worry if you can build your net assets quicker.
      Jun 3
  • Microsoft naIi11
    Always TC, live rich and die rich.
    Jun 3 1
    • Facebook / Eng
      deepanalys

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      Facebook
      deepanalysmore
      Wrong. Spend all that money and die poor.
      Jun 3

Salary
Comparison

    Real time salary information from verified employees