Why do we work (so hard)?

Microsoft Omanuch
Jan 6 333 Comments

Seriously, why do we work? Not only work, but work very hard and sometimes even sacrifice our health and personal/family life? Just money? Or prestige?

Your thoughts?

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TOP 333 Comments
  • Microsoft Mrktwhspr
    I work for tc. Tc is joy. Tc is life. Anyone that says otherwise is lying or has crappy tc.
    Jan 6 11
    • Cognizant APIPM
      Agreed.
      Jan 6
    • Microsoft Mrktwhspr
      550k 18yoe
      Jan 6
    • Twitter 🐒。
      Msft pays this much? R u an IC or mgr?
      Jan 6
    • Microsoft / Eng Tier 1
      Prestige is just as important as TC. Perhaps more important.
      Jan 6
    • Microsoft Mrktwhspr
      Msft pays about the same for people managers and Ics. It depends on your level and impact.
      Jan 6
    • Square / Eng SQ
      Prestige is something only new grads care about. Jesus Christ it's annoying to see how often it's blindly parroted.
      Jan 6
    • Microsoft / Eng Tier 1
      Many senior engineers care about prestige as well.
      Jan 6
    • Square / Eng SQ
      No they don't. No one looks at your pedigree when you're interviewing for companies (for mid to senior engineers). The only ones who care are the insecure people who like to stroke their dick at "I worked at Facebook as engineer #2431".

      I've interviewed people from all kinds of "non" prestigious companies. Very talented people at my company come from "non" prestigious companies.
      Jan 6
    • Twitter 🐒。
      Prestige is worthless. Can’t buy you a house.
      Jan 6
    • Google DWaU03
      Short sighted
      Jan 7
  • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
    Fulfilment and engagement , else our minds will go to shit
    Jan 6 0
  • Capital One !Fuck You!
    Humans are economic slaves who are nothing more than tax revenue generators that their respective governments use to pay back loans at great interest to private banking cartels via corporations. You’re a slave to a very small percentage of people who control the extremely vast majority of the worlds wealth. Just conform, pay your taxes, go to work, have kids so you raise the next generation of workers, go to your happy hours, watch your sports, and tell yourself you are “free”.
    Jan 7 9
    • Microsoft pJcW86
      Oh yea you non-slave rebel you working for Capital One.
      Jan 7
    • Capital One !Fuck You!
      Never stated I wasn’t a cog in the machine myself. Just explaining the game we all play.
      Jan 7
    • Amazon yohuna
      Real defensive there Microsoft. Did he strike a nerve?
      Jan 8
    • Microsoft Dr. Fill
      "One day, I'll own that boot"
      Jan 8
    • Amazon SpicyFiend
      How does one join the 1% that controls said wealth?
      Jan 8
    • Google eDJS71
      What’s in your wallet, Peasant?
      Jan 8
    • MGM Resorts joTz32
      Top 1% globally is about $1 million net worth. I think you mean top 0.01%.
      Jan 8
    • Amazon yohuna
      Otherwise, he could be focusing on America specifically; joTz. Being pedantic gets us nowhere
      Jan 8
    • MZ / Other pXft40
      Tell us how you really feel
      Jan 9
  • Veritas VeriYLFl88
    We work because work is the modern definition of slavery. Think about, the majority of us wake up early already in stress with a not very well rested night to get to work. Thought out the day, we stay in our miserable cubicles working for the feudal master, we leave late, because the master needs something completed. Next day, it is dejavu all over. We loose contact with our friends and family and we think our work friends are our friends. The master trap us with our 401ks and our health insurance or visa issues, glass ceiling or age discrimination. So, this is why we work.
    Jan 7 7
    • NewRelic / Eng bdrang
      Amen.
      Jan 7
    • Google / Eng Bluths
      Unless you’re whipped on the days you don’t show up to work, or killed if you quit, work isn’t slavery.

      You’re free to start your own company, work as a consultant, or live as a nomad on the piece of land in the Midwest you can surely afford with your TC and grow your own food. Don’t make choices and then whine about them.
      Jan 7
    • NewRelic / Eng bdrang
      I hear those options have great health plans.
      Jan 7
    • Google / Eng Bluths
      So you’re actively making a choice to work so you can have health insurance. No one is forcing you to do that. That, by definition, is not slavery.
      Jan 7
    • Amazon yohuna
      “Nobody is forcing you to have the basic things you need to live that are controlled by a powerful few” what? That’s feudalist coercion my dude
      Jan 8
    • Amazon yohuna
      “just start ur own business and stop asking questions” is telling a serf to get their own fiefdom: it doesn’t actually address the issue being presented. If everyone owned a business, society would collapse. We need labor to survive, the question is how the benefits of that labor should be distributed
      Jan 8
    • Uber / Eng HowdyPardn
      Too real 😐
      Jan 8
  • Bank of America ComTruise
    Cause it is a low risk-medium reward approach for mediocre to moderately smart people.
    Jan 7 2
    • Return to Your Power 1username
      Underrated reply
      Jan 7
    • Facebook alt_qq
      100%

      If you don't have the talent or haven't developed the skills to perform how you need to at the next level (within 40 hours), lots of companies will promote you if you just get more done by working longer... Then the cycle continues because you're in over your head and need to keep working more to keep moving along

      People use working more as a shortcut to career advancement and never develop the efficiency needed to have a good WLB that would come with a slower promotion pace
      Jan 8
  • Amazon / Eng FruitCake
    Food doesn't magically appear on your table
    Jan 6 6
    • Microsoft Omanuch
      OP
      You don’t need to work 24/7 on -call at Amazon to have food :-;
      Jan 6
    • Microsoft PuMT64
      On-call varies a lot between teams. People change teams all the time too.

      Why are you trying to portray us as slaves ?
      Jan 7
    • Microsoft Omanuch
      OP
      I am one of the slaves too, not just you :-)
      Jan 7
    • Snapchat whatTheAnd
      Are you familiar with the term “wage slave”? If you need work to feed yourself, you pretty are a slave of modern society. Try not to fool yourself too much with the delusional “I can get a job anywhere” or “I love my job” - if you actually made $, and I mean like 30+million, you would never say the things you’re saying now. Just realize that OP is trying to break you out of a delusional perception of yourself/reality
      Jan 7
    • Oath hSRl63
      Now you are going into details by saying 24/7 on call at Amazon. There is no need to do 24/7 on call or even work hard to lead a decent life, but you still have to work no matter what to even lead a life. Hard work is optional where you are now competing with others to have better life than them, which is a very human nature and happens without us knowing about it.
      Jan 7
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

      PRE
      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      Op is a whiner. Microsoft lifestyle is so good it's ridiculous. Also, don't argue with someone that doesn't understand that all our quality of life is made reality through work (either ours, parents, family and other people).
      Jan 7
  • Amazon yohuna
    It’s kind of cool watching engineers becoming class-aware in real time. You guys do all the work, and a dude half as smart with an MBA gets all the power and credit. Why?
    Jan 8 18
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      What’s next? You gonna brag about how you know all the ins and outs of mixing cement and how most construction people just get a truck full of cement without really understanding the complexity of mixing? Lol.

      Things are automated for a reason. Props for understanding the complex issues, but it does zero to improve your career or get you any closer to being a leader in any org.
      Jan 8
    • Amazon simmbaa
      @allanact yeah I did and I taught those to your wife. I also taught her slide rule, she really liked my slide rule
      Jan 8
    • Paychex Depaul
      Ohh the calc expert getting nasty right there.. I guess you need to learn respect too seems MBA did’t teach you that.
      Jan 8
    • Amazon simmbaa
      @jeph bezos imho leadership doesn't require a lot of math or even IQ. it's requires EQ and finesse which I am still learning. My point of replying to this thread was this SDE smugness that all MBAs are stupid. Some of us have engineering degrees from top colleges, love to code and had been blue rated coders on topcoder once upon a time and 20% of our time is spent in handling oversized SDE egos
      Jan 8
    • Amazon simmbaa
      @jeph bezos: while I get your point, I dare say mixing cement and writing your own gaussian clustering algo from scratch aren't necessarily of the same level of difficulty
      Jan 8
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      Unless you’ve mixed cement in 110 degree heat, your statement is mute.
      Jan 8
    • Amazon Tur1ng
      I like how simmbaa is trying to spin Gradient Descent like it’s some kind of recondite concept that no human could understand without going to business school in India 🤣. This is the funniest thread on Blind in a while.
      Jan 9
    • Amazon Tur1ng
      Meanwhile the fellow math majors here who took real analysis are just dying of laughter
      Jan 9
    • Amazon simmbaa
      @Tur1ng I believe there is a lot more to ML than gradient descent. Also I don't claim to know more math than math majors. But I am sure as hell better than half the SDEs we hire (as a former SDE I am rather well aware of the level of difficulty of Amazon algo and design questions). Anyway I think I will prove my point by participating in one of our hackathons. Good day sir.
      Jan 9
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      You sure “told” us simmbaa!
      Jan 9
  • Microsoft PuMT64
    We need to remain busy and occupied with something.

    Also, money to survive and keep the human race from getting extinct.
    Jan 6 4
    • Microsoft Omanuch
      OP
      Tons of people work barely 7 hours a day with very light tasks, but still earn a decent life - in most cases, a happy life. So you can be occupied with many interesting things, but why do you choose tech and why do you accept on-call?
      Jan 6
    • TC or GTFO
      Jan 6
    • Microsoft PuMT64
      My social skills and academics are not good to work something else with a similar pay.

      Also, I really like the few moments here and there where I learn cool things.
      Jan 7
    • Tableau MrBungle
      Literally no other skill or area of knowledge I have will even pay the rent. Any of those that could be considered marketable, I never had the educational track for.
      Jan 7
  • Google / Eng Bluths
    I don’t know about you but I don’t work very hard and definitely don’t sacrifice my health and personal/family life.

    I work to earn enough to enable me to do things I enjoy. Like travel, charity, hookers and blow.
    Jan 6 2
    • Charity and hookers is redundant. Isn't the act of indulging in hookers just charity for underprivileged, downtrodden women? Just another day in paradise ...
      Jan 6
    • Tableau MrBungle
      Being a hooker is probably a more honest line of work than a number of PM roles I've encountered.
      Jan 7
  • Google / Eng rRPD43
    Because of wage slavery
    Jan 7 1
    • Amazon yohuna
      The only real answer, tbh...
      Jan 7
  • I have no fucking clue at this point. I am just on autopilot.
    Jan 7 0
  • Microsoft Omanuch
    OP
    Suppose you already bought your house; paid off all mortgage; also have a million-dollar liquid asset like cash and stock. Would you still work fucking hard?
    Jan 6 10
    • Google / Eng SexyVirgin
      That would be financial independence. Most people, including me, don't have that.

      If I do have financial independence, I might still work hard if I am trying to achieve something I am truly passionate about. Otherwise, I'd just work hard enough to keep myself entertained and competitive.
      Jan 6
    • New / Eng ladka
      Be glad that you are in that position. That's what we all aim to be at!

      I would chill by resting and vesting beyond that point.
      Jan 6
    • LinkedIn
      plowing

      LinkedIn

      BIO
      Always plowing hard
      plowingmore
      1M is not enough for retirement. Try 10M
      Jan 6
    • Google / Eng SexyVirgin
      $1M liquid assets + a paid off mortgage means you would probably have $2-3M net worth.

      It is sufficient for a very good life with no kids.
      Jan 6
    • Google / Project
      toothfairy

      Google Project

      PRE
      500 Startups
      toothfairymore
      1 meeellion dollars.
      Jan 7
    • Amazon Mary2018
      Yes. I'm a beast. I win. I deliver. I dont half ass. I do it to remind you to work harder if you want to catch me.
      Jan 7
    • No mortgage in what part of the country? If in Seattle or CA sell that house and buy a house in a lower cost of living place. Then you invest the rest of it and use the yearly gains for food and whatever.
      Jan 7
    • Sounds like Samir from Office Space.
      Jan 7
    • L3 Technologies / Finance Teltic
      If I had a paid off house, and $1 million in liquid assets.... I honestly would not be at my current job...

      I'd be socializing nearly every night... I think fitness would be my new #1 priority instead of TC.

      ... What are you trying to get at with this question? Honestly.
      Jan 7
    • Microsoft Omanuch
      OP
      House is in Seattle.

      One of the natures of human beings is greediness (let’s accept that for a while), many people won’t get satisfied with a couple of millions; they want more, and more, yet even more, until to a point where they start to regret that they actually lose a ton in pursuit of more wealth. Too many such examples; and that’s why I propose to pause and (re)think what is the true meaning of life in the middle of this TC madness. Thanks folks.
      Jan 7
  • Amazon / IT ohoV27
    Priority 0: Descent TC.
    Priority 1: Fulfillment, Prestige and Personal Growth
    Priority 2: Learn new stuff. Genuinely. I would do that even if you don’t pay me.
    Jan 7 3
    • LinkedIn TeriMaKa
      “descent tc”. 😂
      Jan 7
    • Microsoft
      GillBates💰

      Microsoft

      BIO
      This is my bio.
      GillBates💰more
      I don't want descent TC! I agree with the rest.
      Jan 7
    • New / Eng hungrysam
      Completely agree with Priority 2
      Jan 7
  • Amazon lolwhat
    Don't make me think. I'm a millennial. You offend me with this question. You offend me with your existence.
    Jan 7 0
  • Target BalRog
    I've tried not working. It doesn't work.
    Jan 7 1
    • Twitter 🐒。
      Also boring AF
      Jan 8
  • Splunk OceanO21
    You like that roof over your head? You like having a bank account big enough to provide a safety net? You have enough money to send kids to college without debt? You like safe neighborhoods? You like being able to fly somewhere without it wiping out your savings? You feel secure being able to handle a sickness without going bankrupt?

    This is why most people work.
    Jan 7 1
  • Google / Eng ;O 𓂺
    Make money get laid
    Jan 7 6
    • Twitter 🐒。
      tbh after banging so many girls getting laid is overrated now
      Jan 8
    • Microsoft PuMT64
      Not all of us banged so many girls (or any). Give us a chance!
      Jan 8
    • Signpost BxgN35
      How lovely.. (Female SWE here)
      Jan 9
    • Microsoft PuMT64
      a/l/tc ?
      Jan 9
    • Microsoft PuMT64
      L is location. Yoe ?
      Jan 9
    • Signpost BxgN35
      2.5
      Jan 9
  • Apple / Eng Apple Park
    To slam hot ass.
    Jan 7 4
    • Amazon SpicyFiend
      Honestly you don’t need much money to slam some ass. You just need to be in good shape and have confidence/wit. Do you disagree?
      Jan 8
    • The Home Depot rgLV21
      Yeah you need money dude. Especially as you get older
      Jan 8
    • Amazon SpicyFiend
      You really don’t @rgLV21. https://youtu.be/bmav517MQJc

      Sure it can help, but not necessary. Social status helps more than money. High TC in Tech doesn’t necessarily give you social status as much as being a cool guy in social circles. Hence the carpenter who is funny and witty will slay way more than the mediocre PM or Eng with high TC.
      Jan 8
    • Microsoft FJFH10
      What social circles was that Joe in?:)
      Jan 8
  • Nvidia 420_Blaze
    I work because I MADE IT BABY! I grew up in a single parent household in rural America, joined the military to pay for college, deployed to the Middle East not one... not two... but three times. I've never had it this good in life.
    Jan 7 5
    • LinkedIn $(@@)$
      Middle East?? there Girls are beautiful right? I heard many times
      Jan 7
    • Cruise Automation nvwid
      Have you read Hillbilly?
      Jan 7
    • Nvidia 420_Blaze
      Hahaha, I have actually. I'm pretty lucky that I didn't grow up in rural Appalachia, but there were many things in that book that really hit home.
      Jan 7
    • Pinterest dhevtxhs
      You solved everything... we should live three years in the middle of nowhere in order to appreciate dirty SF
      Jan 7
    • Citrix Systems YUuX44
      You made it and you are living the American dream congrats!!
      Jan 7
  • Pinterest dhevtxhs
    Most of people in tech don’t have a life outside of work. They substitute everything with work. Thus raising the expectation at work for normal people
    Jan 7 1
    • Microsoft lalalond
      Generally true. The only exception is Microsoft research/windows/office/IT division workers.
      Jan 8
  • Credit Karma EllisDee25
    To make investors and bosses richer in exchange for our survival.
    Jan 7 0
  • Amazon awsbitch
    If I keep my body moving and my mind occupied at all times I will avoid falling into a bottomless pit of despair
    Jan 7 0
  • Cisco kondome
    We cannot masturbate all the time
    Jan 7 6
    • Adobe wqKr43
      Speak for yourself ;)
      Jan 7
    • Cisco kondome
      It’s fun doing it together. You yours - me mine
      Jan 7
    • Uber hwjybw8
      How about you mine and yours your sister
      Jan 7
    • Adobe wqKr43
      My sister is dead
      Jan 7
    • Dispatch / Eng
      SteveyJobs

      Dispatch Eng

      PRE
      ConsenSys
      SteveyJobsmore
      🥜🐒🍆
      Jan 7
    • Cisco kondome
      Hwjybw8 Uber not providing you with hoes bro ? Or you missing out for some reason
      Jan 8
  • New
    iIIuminati

    New

    BIO
    I make stuff and I’m super into it.
    iIIuminatimore
    Life is hard. If it were easy it would be your mom.
    Jan 7 1
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

    Compass Eng

    PRE
    Google
    FUPayMemore
    Hoes bro
    Jan 7 1
  • Walmart.com fiVn5$!Br
    Pride at doing a good job and providing for one’s family.
    Jan 6 0
  • Amazon BlindBoss
    I didn't work for 2 weeks and went crazy.. Need something to keep myself occupied. And something that needs to be done and not for leasure
    Jan 7 6
    • Google / Project
      toothfairy

      Google Project

      PRE
      500 Startups
      toothfairymore
      My kind of employee!
      Jan 7
    • You have no hobbies or other interests? I would work out more, read, go on road trips and watch movies.
      Jan 7
    • Apple GtCI06
      Go on road trips... who are you? Matthew Mcconaghey?
      Jan 7
    • Road trips are fun!
      Jan 7
    • Apple GtCI06
      If you don’t get raped....
      Jan 8
    • Apple GtCI06
      What the hell are you talking about?
      Jan 15
  • Google / Eng
    Evenflow

    Google Eng

    PRE
    Northrop Grumman
    Evenflowmore
    To retire early
    Jan 7 2
    • Google / Eng
      Evenflow

      Google Eng

      PRE
      Northrop Grumman
      Evenflowmore
      And to give my kids all the opportunities
      Jan 7
    • Uber ayiayi
      This. I’m out of this rat race once I decide I have supported my kids and have decent savings/investments in a lcol part of the world.
      Jan 7
  • eBay / Eng
    max99

    eBay Eng

    BIO
    Software Engineer.
    max99more
    Making money for the top 1%. And having false sense of achievement.
    Jan 8 1
    • Google nXzp52
      definitely a false sense. +1
      Jan 8
  • Soothe hahawtf
    My perspective: To transition from organic beings to silicon beings and later to explore the universe. Each of us organic beings seek to maintain peace and efficiency in different systems to allow more intelligent people to work in different fields for incremental breakthroughs.
    Jan 7 1
    • New / Eng
      NerfIndian

      New Eng

      PRE
      InsideView
      NerfIndianmore
      Pass me the blunt.
      Jan 8
  • VMware yooooooolo
    What is this “prestige” crap? If you seriously think that you are a sack of shit
    Jan 7 1
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

      PRE
      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      Agreed
      Jan 7
  • Oracle / Eng Figment
    1. I don’t have anything better to do 2. When I am ready to pop off I can write a tell-all book
    Jan 7 1
    • Everyone writes a book but nobody reads a book.
      Jan 7
  • Microsoft nwFA07
    1 - To generate surplus value to the bourgeoisie. 2 - Shelter and food. Some people claim to take pleasure in selling their labor using 1/3 of their already short lifespan, but I believe that most of them have just convinced themselves they like it, similarly to the Stockholm Syndrome. Rich people control what type of labor is worth rewarding to maintain their wealth, so if we try to choose what we truly like to do, chances are that your current job is not the one you would pick
    Jan 7 0
  • New WHuf37
    Op don’t be stupid. Our great grandparents worked 7 days a week non stop farming their asses off. Compare yourself with previous generation and realize how lucky we are today. Poor people today have a higher standard of living compared to previous Kings and queens.
    Jan 8 4
    • Amazon lolwhat
      Yo. Guilt me into working. So hot.
      Jan 8
    • Microsoft lalalond
      Work for me and as hard as you described. I will pay you as much as your great grandparents were paid.
      Jan 8
    • Not true. I used to help out working on a farm. I would generally just do an hour feeding cattle, another stacking hay and maybe another repairing irrigation lines and then by lunch I am finished for the day. No amount of physical exertion makes the crops grow faster.
      Jan 9
    • Oakwood Worldwide / Eng dorbsz
      Yeah, compare yourself with baby boomers and get depressed. That generation had it all
      Jan 10
  • Apple
    ++i

    Apple

    PRE
    Apple
    ++imore
    What is the alternative. You can’t not work. You need money for food. Don’t wanna buy food and you wanna farm. You need to work to hunt at the base of it all. Work is required for survival. Unless you’re a trust fund baby that is
    Jan 7 7
    • Google / Eng rRPD43
      What's why Marx called it wage slavery
      Jan 7
    • Apple
      ++i

      Apple

      PRE
      Apple
      ++imore
      But it’s governmental. It’s a way of life
      Jan 7
    • Google / Eng rRPD43
      That's what they said about feudalism
      Jan 7
    • Apple
      ++i

      Apple

      PRE
      Apple
      ++imore
      Then tell me how it doesn’t have to be a way of life lol
      Jan 7
    • Google / Eng rRPD43
      Jan 7
    • Google / Eng rRPD43
      Video is maybe a better place to start: https://youtu.be/BDiDt74Fyss
      Jan 7
    • PACCAR / Eng stumper
      @rRPD43 - if it's not wage slavery it's slavery slavery. Or you're a subsistence farmer, which is a hell of a lot more work.
      Jan 7
  • Microsoft 4RunnerFTW
    I work because I need to. I can’t sit 2 hrs with family without thinking about work or my current project
    Jan 7 3
    • MGM Resorts joTz32
      That's sad.
      Jan 8
    • Amazon RawDog
      I’m not sure if you’re stating that regrettably or not
      Jan 8
    • Facebook ftdrhe
      This is life
      Jan 12
  • Qualtrics / Ops
    qualtricdo

    Qualtrics Ops

    BIO
    Came from non tech to tech.
    qualtricdomore
    I used to work hard because I loved my job. Now I have the worst boss I've ever had so I work just for money.
    Jan 7 1
  • Paychex uuy
    If you get good enough TC it’s worth it, you make money and you do what you like. But on the other hand if you don’t get good enough TC and you hate your work place then I’m with you on that, it sucks. Keep leetcoding till you find happiness
    Jan 6 0
  • Overcome the fear of getting fired. Why you take that crap. If your health is getting taxed leave the job. Obviously that has to do with your skill and how good you are to find a new job instantly. Live free. Do leetcode, keep giving interviews regularly to test your level. My one project at Amazon took a toll on me, and I somehow got the feeling that it could get repeated. So I switched from Amazon. In one month I had 4 offers. Now I am in Microsoft. It's not toxic here. I like it.
    Jan 7 6
    • Twitter 🐒。
      As I began reading your story I thought it would end saying how you got into Google...but to... Microsoft? Wow
      Jan 8
    • Y u have a problem with Microsoft? Still better than Twitter and Amazon right?
      Jan 8
    • Twitter 🐒。
      Nah. The founder of WhatsApp got rejected by Twitter. He never even bothered applying to Microsoft.
      Jan 8
    • That proves why not Twitter. Plus get out of ur bubble, it's a sinking ship.
      Jan 8
    • New / Eng
      Undefined.

      New Eng

      PRE
      Square
      Undefined.more
      Twitter will disappear from the radar soon
      Jan 8
    • Microsoft Omanuch
      OP
      Wait, it’s being used by Trump actively. So maybe after 2020 election?
      Jan 8
  • eBay / Mgmt azxc
    To support the family
    Jan 7 4
    • Twitter 🐒。
      Why have a family in the first place?
      Jan 8
    • Microsoft Dr. Fill
      So they could support you in need.
      Jan 8
    • eBay / Mgmt azxc
      I value having family over not having to work. I've seen plenty of people who decided not to have a family, and were miserable in old age.
      Jan 8
    • Microsoft d2009t228
      Until you find Mackenzie bezos
      Jan 12
  • Microsoft Omanuch
    OP
    One of the natures of human beings is greediness (let’s accept that for a while), many people won’t get satisfied with a couple of millions; they want more, and more, yet even more, until to a point where they start to regret that they actually lose a ton in pursuit of more wealth. Too many such examples; and that’s why I propose to pause and (re)think what is the true meaning of life in the middle of this TC madness. Thanks folks.
    Jan 7 3
    • Twitter 🐒。
      What is the true meaning of life?
      Jan 8
    • Twitter 🐒。
      I’ll tell you. There is no meaning to life. The human race and all living species on earth was an accident. The rest of the universe out there is a vastness of lifeless nothingness. Sad but most likely true.
      Jan 8
    • Microsoft Omanuch
      OP
      Happiness? I guess. Your opinion is more than welcomed.
      Jan 8
  • NewRelic / Eng bdrang
    Because capitalism.
    Jan 7 3
    • Oath hSRl63
      Haha good one. Just to add on, we still need to work even without capitalism, maybe just don’t have to work hard. 😊
      Jan 7
    • NewRelic / Eng bdrang
      Any notion of scarcity of resources in today's age is nonsense. We work because the world is a plutocracy and we have to work.
      Jan 7
    • Ridecell learnfortc
      Scarcity of housing near my family
      Jan 7
  • US Navy / IT Boonaki
    I don't know about you guys, but I work so I can blow shit up and bang females.
    Jan 7 2
  • Oracle redvsblue
    I don’t work very hard. Why is that assumed? If I do it’s probably because I actually love the project and want a promotion.
    Jan 6 1
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

      PRE
      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      ^this. Almost everybody in this thread don't what's like to work 70+ h weeks for months in a row. Going to a company that working hard is the normal was the worst decision I've ever made. I love my current job exactly because hours are great, pressure is low while still doing cool things.
      Jan 7
  • Google l4fw9c
    Those anime figurines won't pay for themselves 😤
    Jan 7 0
  • General Dynamics Purple16
    Wage slavery
    Jan 7 0
  • Intel / Eng bkwillBbak
    to drink more beer and smoke more weed.
    Jan 7 0
  • Amazon allanact
    We’re institutionalised
    Jan 7 0
  • Facebook / Eng ehuhbsa
    Msft work hard? CUTE!!!
    Jan 8 3
    • You can't generalize the whole company. There are teams who slog AF. And there are some quite opposite to that. Most teams are balanced. You never know where someone is coming from.
      Jan 8
    • Microsoft Omanuch
      OP
      @Facebook - read the news. Microsoft is no longer the old Windows company. It’s competing with almost all big ones on multiple fronts. The news is not from Russian; and it’s not fake news
      Jan 8
    • Microsoft d2009t228
      Don't bother explaining. @Facebook considers copying features from competitors and crushing or buying out competition as work hard. Wait till they go into irrelevance because of their shitty privacy practises and pretence of bringing the world closer. More like bringing the world closer to all kinds of advertisers
      Jan 12
  • Google / Eng Hcyk00
    It's called the rat race.
    Jan 10 0

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