Will you prefer a 100% work from home even if it means 20% lower pay

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Sep 14 17 Comments

Serious Question asked by someone who is planning a startup in the SF bay area. I guess his USP is less cash up front but you employees will make money via IPO. Given the commute and WLB costs, how may would accept this business model.
Edit: US time zone working hours. $180K + Benefits +0 .4% equity for :- CTO 3 at this level
120K Base + benefits + 2.5% equity for co-founder/partner max 3 at this level.
~80% for VC's

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TOP 17 Comments
  • Microsoft cptlsm
    Am I the only one who loves going to work?
    Sep 14 6
    • Coupa somethinge
      You must have a poor home life. "I wish I worked more." said no one ever on their deathbed.
      Sep 14
    • Microsoft cptlsm
      What ever floats your boat brah.
      Sep 14
    • Amazon hbvcdscg
      this is about home vs office, not working more
      Sep 14
    • Microsoft / Eng
      leetcodexo

      Microsoft Eng

      BIO
      Senior Software Development Engineer
      leetcodexomore
      u must be a manager
      Sep 14
    • Microsoft cptlsm
      ^ nope. IC
      Sep 14
  • Amazon onboarder
    People never specify if there’s a time zone restriction, which matters a lot.

    Like could we go move to a really cheap country and live off 80% SF bay salary?

    Cuz that’s a good deal
    Sep 14 2
    • Amazon ey98tdkx
      This would be the dream for me. Move to Japan but still earn 80% of my current TC and work from home.
      Sep 14
    • Amazon onboarder
      Yesss ^
      Sep 14
  • Amazon / Eng
    yuriy

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Amazon, Google
    yuriymore
    I'd ask for a 10% pay bump for the inconvenience of not having a comfortable office space.
    Sep 14 0
  • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
    I’d love that business model. There should be decent KPIs to measure contribution and impact though.
    Sep 14 0
  • New / Eng
    Psynaptic

    New Eng

    BIO
    Working on Brain Machine Interfaces
    Psynapticmore
    I work to grow. And if I'm not learning from co-workers through conversation and networking with them, then I would have wasted a large part of my true compensation.
    Sep 14 0
  • Groupon fncjxi
    Open to WFH, but not for a 20% decrease. 100% WFH isn’t a huge perk for many ppl, and isn’t necessarily less productive either, so it doesn’t justify less pay IMO.
    I’d rather have 2 days/wk WFH with same pay.
    Sep 14 0
  • Microsoft RnPQ40
    I need my current salary matched with reimbursement for WeWork desk space
    Sep 14 0
  • Microsoft
    Tier 1

    Microsoft

    BIO
    #1 in Prestige
    Tier 1more
    I get WFH anyway. I would ask for a TC bump on the grounds that the employer is making substantial savings on rent.
    Sep 14 0
  • Google UWOM24
    Sounds great but I don’t want my social and people skills to atrophy.
    Sep 14 0