Please help me decide: Seattle or Texas
I recently accepted a L5 TPM offer from Amazon Seattle. The work sounds really interesting but I am not feeling excited when I read about Seattle weather, higher COL and all the stories about Amazon here. I am married with no kids. My wife is working and plan is to stay in her current job until she finds a good opportunity in Seattle. We both are on H1 and hold Canadian PR.
The positive things I can think about is Amazon brand name, option to move to India/Canada through internal move and what else 🤔 ?
I am worried about depressing weather in Seattle, almost double the house rent and COL, WLB may be bad and have to leave my spouse behind.
I know I shouldn't have accepted offer if I wasn't sure. I understand If I renege now, I may be burning the bridge but I don't want to regret on this decision if things don't work out. I would like to hear from blind community and if you guys can provide some suggestions?
Base: 138k, Annual Bonus: 20k, RSU: 15k per year, 5% 401k match
Base: 152k, Sign on: 30k + 25k, RSU: 50 shares over 4 years