Been in IT for quite a bit of time and working in the same company for over a decade. Always known as a high performer - grew through ranks and now is at a director level role. Salary and bonus is close to 300k. Always thought this is good pay and along with other benefits, it’s almost one of the best. Age around 45 and net worth around 5mn. Thought it was all good. Until I saw the posts here today. WTF? I now feel like I’m cheated. Why the fuck did I not join Apple in 2005 when their recruiter begged me? Why didn’t I join Google when their senior leader asked me if I wanted to just talk to their recruiter (during a collaboration with Google back in 2007). I always thought the total comp between my company and these were on the same levels. and why did I shirk off when our CFO went to join FB as CFO and his direct report was my business counterpart who asked me if I’m interested? Every time I stayed back because I thought getting a promotion every couple of years was the measure of success in corporate america. Fuck! My ignorance was a bliss.
You're the sort of person who would be upset for receiving $1,000,000 because you found out your friends received $2,000,000 smh.