What's up with people's obsession over TC?

SCE / Mgmt ThatGuy82
Oct 3 38 Comments

So it's seems a lot of people on this Blind network are obsessed with TC aka Total Compensation. I read post and people just arbitrarily post their TC like it's some badge of honor or something. Maybe this is a FAANG company culture type of thing, but it is weird as hell.

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TOP 38 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng chingken
    Majority of people in FAANG are making over 250 with less than 4-5 YoE and feel the need to show how big their D’s really are to compensate for their lack of true happiness.

    TC: 290K~
    Oct 3 6
    • SCE / Mgmt ThatGuy82
      OP
      Ok that may explain a lot. Lol
      Oct 3
    • Davey leetRabbit
      How are D's and TC related 🙄..
      Oct 3
    • Facebook depression
      Davey inversely
      Oct 3
    • Davey leetRabbit
      Oh OP means ppl with higher TC don't have big Ds and that is how they are missing out on true happiness..bcoz money can buy everything but ....
      Oct 3
    • Google RefactorG
      Hey, hey, i make more than 250 and pretty happy.
      Oct 3
  • eBay mhTvaOb
    TC?
    Oct 3 0
  • Intel / Eng Feetcode
    This is the only way we can have a dick measuring contest on blind
    Oct 3 0
  • Tc ?
    Oct 3 0
  • Rover.com / HR looking4rc
    I make $18.50 an hour.
    Oct 3 0
  • Amazon Yo Yo !
    TC or GTFO
    Oct 3 0
  • Snapchat SlGSEGV
    Because this helps other people help you. When people ask questions or start a discussion, often times TC/yoe gives context and background behind reasonings. Even if the topic is unrelated to TC in anyway, sharing that piece of information is a courtesy to fellow Blinders so that people can learn the market better. TC transparency is actually one of the major benefit of Blind that can open peoples mind about the world.
    Oct 3 1
  • Capital One / Eng aeYv53
    Because most people are trying to get their maximum market worth? I don't get people that's aren't obsessed with TC. Obviously, there are many things to take into account with a job, such as work/life balance that you desire. But make sure you're getting paid your worth.
    Oct 3 4
    • SCE / Mgmt ThatGuy82
      OP
      You miss my point. Someone on a thread asked about fashion advice....the first response is, "What's your TC"

      I see all over folks ask a random question and people want to know their TC. Even though TC is not related to anything they are talking about.
      Oct 3
    • Abbott 3001
      But op what’s your TC?
      Oct 3
    • Google RefactorG
      Big hugs, capital bro.
      Oct 3
    • Capital One / Eng aeYv53
      Well that's just for the quality shitposting
      Oct 3
  • Microsoft Swamp Toad
    They don’t have anything else going on in their lives
    Oct 3 0
  • Apple Okidoki
    Because this is what this app originally was for: discuss compensation at top companies anonymously. Starting a conversation without mentioning your compensation was frowned upon, as if you derail the bigger conversation that happens here. Therefore “TC or GTFO” was often a first response.
    Oct 3 11
    • SCE / Mgmt ThatGuy82
      OP
      @Airbnb I totally get that. However for example if I ask about hey what is the demographics of minorities in leadership roles at say AirBNB as this would give me insights on how diverse the leadership is and the first thing you respond with is "What's your TC?"

      I mean that's kind silly.
      Oct 3
    • Airbnb airtc
      It’s a norm that if you open a thread you finish it with tc and yoe.
      Oct 3
    • SCE / Mgmt ThatGuy82
      OP
      It's a dumb norm.
      Oct 3
    • Airbnb airtc
      Ok keep whatever you are doing just don’t ask why people are asking
      Oct 3
    • SCE / Mgmt ThatGuy82
      OP
      Oh I already got my answer. I will just ignore following dumb norms. That might actually help filter out the annoying folks from any thread I start.
      Oct 3
  • Apple Shouldyou?
    OP thinks SCE > Albertsons > FAANG
    Oct 3 1
    • SCE / Mgmt ThatGuy82
      OP
      Of course...that's it. Well done. Great observation. You deserve a cookie.
      Oct 3
  • Abbott 3001
    Op what’s your TC and YOE pls?
    Oct 3 1
    • SCE / Mgmt ThatGuy82
      OP
      15+ 220k....not sure why that matters though
      Oct 3
  • Zillow Group The Troll
    Welcome to Blind ...
    Oct 3 0

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