Not everything is TC

Oct 1, 2019 46 Comments

I see a lot of people on here asking questions about how much they should sacrifice for TC, how to get the best salary, comparing TC, etc etc. Everybody relax. There is more to life than money. Money wont mean shit when you're working in a career you don't like in a city you hate for a company you don't respect.

I know this is a community for professionals who are all motivated mainly by financial success, but if you aren't considering how your work impacts your relationships, free time, and personal goals then you aren't looking at the whole picture.

Nobody cares about your TC but you. We don't care that you're 25 and make 300k. You should be more proud of the fact that you work to develop technology for cutting edge applications that hopefully help people in the future, or whatever it is you do.

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TOP 46 Comments
  • Amazon antieugen
    How much do you make OP
    Oct 1, 2019 3
    • Google dumbfcuk
      TC or GTFO
      Oct 1, 2019
    • Juniper Pliny Jr
      Leave OP be.

      His company is still making flip phones with big buttons for the old peoples.
      Oct 1, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng prestige🧐
    TC?
    Oct 1, 2019 5
    • Juniper Pliny Jr
      Motorola, Not bad!...Not bad at all!

      I still made more than you coming out of Community College and getting a job at Albertsons Meat Dept. 👍
      Oct 1, 2019
    • Amazon / Eng prestige🧐
      Ah yes... the world renowned AMD
      Oct 1, 2019
  • Microsoft sikerro
    “You should be more proud of the fact that you work to develop technology for cutting edge applications that hopefully help people in the future”

    This is strange. With what authority? I think everybody should be proud of what they are proud of.
    Oct 1, 2019 3
    • Google dumbfcuk
      This

      Just be happy. I feel its arrogance to give too much importance to what you doing
      Oct 1, 2019
    • Motorola / Eng middlename
      OP
      You work on stuff you dont care about? Isn't work miserable?
      Oct 1, 2019
  • Rubrik RLtv73
    I would like to strongly agree with you @op and I actually do agree with you on some level, but everyone here only focuses so much on their financial success because the world taught them to care too much about it. Honestly, I don't think it's the mistake of everyone/anyone on here, as we were all situationally forced to realize the importance of money.
    Another point is that all this hush hush around TC and the veryyyyyy wide disparity between people of same level (and some of them equally skilled) brings about this frustration of wanting to know what is really their worth and hence it ends up into such a huge TC discussion more than anything.
    Oct 1, 2019 2
    • Motorola / Eng middlename
      OP
      Totally agree. It's important. Don't get me wrong. But we have kids on this forum looking at these big numbers and deciding that is more important than everything else they previously thought because the big earners here love to share the information. So then you have a circlejerk of comparing TC and we lose sight of the purpose of this app.
      Oct 1, 2019
    • Rubrik RLtv73
      I am not sure what is really the purpose of this app, but atleast one of the purposes has got to be making compensation across the industry more transperant. I feel like it's very much needed considering that most of the online publicly available information feels incorrect at best.
      However is does result in comparing with each other and competing, can't help that. It's an unfortunate by product.
      Oct 1, 2019
  • I'm 26 and I'm worth -40k
    Oct 1, 2019 5
    • I am complaining!
      Oct 1, 2019
    • Juniper Pliny Jr
      Then leetcode like a mofo! Leetcode is the great EQUALIZER.
      Oct 1, 2019
  • Cisco ec20
    Not everything is TC but what legitimately infuriated people is how unfair compensation is in most organizations. I became an in-group person around 14 years ago and figured out I was getting fucked. Now I make a lot more than par but it all came down to getting my eyes opened about the unfairness.
    Oct 1, 2019 4
    • Rubrik RLtv73
      @cisco anymore details in how you figured out that you were getting fucked? Would be really interested to know more about your experience and see if it can help me figure out if I am getting f'ed. Please pm if you don't want to specify more details here.
      Oct 3, 2019
    • Cisco ec20
      DM me and I’ll answer but if you’re there now and not on a package you’re getting fucked.
      Oct 3, 2019
  • BNP Paribas / Finance @BNP
    “Nobody cares about your TC but you. We don't care that you're 25 and make 300k.”

    ^^ obviously not dating in NYC ^^
    Oct 1, 2019 1
    • Juniper Pliny Jr
      Who cares about those NYC skank leeches?...
      Oct 1, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng chen4714
    I would have to agree. I got into CS because of how fun it is to build things but it seems everyone just cares about $$$ rather than what projects they're working on....when I'm old and looking back on life, I'm going to look at what I've done not how much I've made
    Oct 1, 2019 0
  • Cisco / Eng
    smartdevil

    Cisco Eng

    BIO
    Hands on developer, hardworking, safe player, extremely committed to work, like to learn new things, level head in times of pressure
    smartdevilmore
    Usually only top earners make such statements.. Hence we ask you disclose your honest salary
    Oct 1, 2019 0
  • Ericsson lftl47
    None of you are taking this shit to the grave. Just try to be happy by doing something that makes you feel creative and stop worrying about how the rest of society might use TC to measure success.
    Oct 1, 2019 0

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