Would you rather have great pay and a terrible manager or lower pay and a great manager?

Amazon bruce80
Jun 10 14 Comments

By terrible manager I mean actively fucking things up.



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TOP 14 Comments
  • Capital One 94xz
    A bad manager can have a very negative impact on your life and your family. You can always make more money.
    Jun 10 2
    • Taylor Farms Batistuta
      Jun 10
    • New / Eng

      New Eng

      I'm a generalist soft eng who loves to work on hard tasks and open-source. I have experience in many domains (low-level, web, data science, security, etc.).
      Also, manager can help you grow. Usually the best option in the mid- and high-term.
      Jun 10
  • Salesforce / Eng

    Salesforce Eng

    BAE Systems
    Depends on the delta between great pay and low pay!
    Jun 10 0
  • Synack d78jbg19f
    I’ve been in this situation early on in my career - jumped from a great manager with low pay to a shitty manager with much higher pay. Never again.
    Jun 10 3
    • Taylor Farms Batistuta
      How much of a comp difference are we talking about
      Jun 10
    • Synack d78jbg19f
      Jun 10
    • Taylor Farms Batistuta
      In thousands
      Jun 10
  • Facebook qx
    All managers are shitty, just different flavors
    Jun 10 1
    • Uber fgfk67
      Right, but there's some levels of dumpster fire that you really don't want to go near
      Jun 10
  • Apple qwaszx17
    I would rather be a manager with a great pay
    Jun 10 0
  • Amazon ChivalryAF
    Look at it this way; a great manager is the type of person who will refer you for opportunities to earn more money this you make more money over the long term.

    A terrible manager will ensure you get fired or pipped out of the company thus making your overall earnings less.
    Jun 10 0
  • New dudelil
    How would you know the manager behaviour without working with him? If you have already worked with a manager who was terrible but offering you more money then that money is not worth it.
    Jun 11 0
  • LinkedIn boringdude
    If the pay is really high, I wouldn’t mind coasting there while ignoring my terrible manager —making some money till I get fired
    Jun 10 0