When/how do you stop chasing higher comp?

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Jul 29 28 Comments

Serious question.

TC 320. and I still think about what if’s. Basically, I only see following routes as realistic options to get higher comp:

- Getting promo: BUT I know L6 life would be very stressful if I could even make it.
- Join pre-IPO: BUT, there’s no guarantee one of the unicorns who gives out paper money will actually help me earn more.
- Get GE(greatly exceeds) or higher consistently in reviews and get lots of RSU refreshers (not sure if this is even realistic)

I feel like I already make good money and maybe I should just maintain MA performance and stop chasing higher comp. I mean, at some point it’s natural that it hits plataeu, right? However, a piece of my ego always makes me feel guilty about being content and not working hard towards more $ especially when I know my family (I support a large number of ppl) can really benefit from the extra savings.

Can anyone share their experience about how you achieved a balance within yourself?

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  • LinkedIn doingwork
    Try to do science of wellbeing course on coursera. Helped me understand what is bringing happiness and what does not. Also there is a good book happy money written by psychologists. To sum it up, you will never be happy if you are not now.
    Jul 29 7
    • LinkedIn doingwork
      I only meant that if the current income is not satisfying, earning more will not make one happier at this level...as based on the studies it peaks sooner. I didnt try to make it generic.
      Jul 29
    • Salesforce sendherbk
      Mind providing full book name ? Multiple books with that name
      Jul 29
    • LinkedIn doingwork
      Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending
      Jul 29
    • Salesforce sendherbk
      Thanks ordered
      Jul 29
    • LinkedIn doingwork
      Just wanted to share more thoughts. When I struggled a lot with anxiety, the book the happiness trap helped me. It was suggested to me by psychologist. Then she suggested the book of joy and I find it helpful as well :)
      Aug 3
  • Facebook public2
    There is never enough, the goal shouldn't be more comp but for your passive income to meet or exceed your earned income. Once that happens you will feel rich.
    Jul 29 10
    • Facebook public2
      Rofl. I is tax deductible and earns >I or no one would borrow. You left our value, value is greater than than npi. I freaking love your conspiracies though, if you dm me I will invite you to a party.
      Jul 29
    • Google emc2too
      I wish I could, but no time to party. It is shit show at work.
      Jul 30
    • Facebook public2
      Always in circles with you but again if your passive income meets or exceeds your earned income then you can party all the time you want and be earning money while partying.
      Jul 30
    • Google emc2too
      I would not wait to party if my passive income exceeds half of my pay in a reliable way.
      Jul 31
    • Facebook public2
      Great, party even earlier then!
      Jul 31
  • SAP ezpz19
    Wow!! Respect. While I want to start off chasing, you want to stop chasing .. I already sensed that this would be coming and so I never started. Lol .. All day and night listen to videos of bullshit spiritualism, and that guilty sense will be gone.

    Jokes apart, empowering others, creating stuffs for fun, to help random people may bring balance.
    Jul 29 2
    • Capital One zolk13
      Stuffs... Indianism spotted
      Jul 29
    • SAP ezpz19
      BS .. Lol
      Jul 29
  • LinkedIn doingwork
    One thing I wanted to say to op: you are good as you are and you dont need to bring more money in for the family to be any better :). With this TC, nobody can ever argue against this. These external things do not define you, the fact that you care for people around does.
    Jul 29 0
  • Uber / Eng itsdara
    Large family is a money pit. Start working for yourself and your children
    Jul 29 0
  • Cisco / Eng
    stoked

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    If you want to chase even higher comp do a startup
    Jul 29 0
  • eBay / Eng
    #abc_123

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    #abc_123more
    What's your YOE?
    Jul 29 0
  • Google emc2too
    There is always an opportunity cost. If you find yourself not able spend time with family, and your kids start calling you uncle because they forgot they had a daddy, it would mean you overworked.
    Jul 29 0
  • Google / Eng L A R R Y
    Figure out your expenses and current TC and find out when it's plausible to retire. Put your expected L6 TC into the same calculators. Decide whether the additional stress is worth the N fewer years before retirement.
    Jul 29 0

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