Hi fellow Blinders !
Tomorrow, I will be putting my 2 week notice. I have a better opportunity lined up with 25% increase in TC and better wlb.
Normally I would feel guilty but I don’t ! Here is why:
1. I have worked hard and I have worked smart; somehow I did not see appreciation or career growth.
2. I was always told that you are leveled correctly and need to have more YOE for promotion when I saw my juniors getting promoted faster.
3. I just could not justify my situation to my family, my wife has been very supportive of me throughout my 8+ months of active job search.
After seeing all this in rearview mirror, I am ready to start a new chapter in my life.
Thank you Blind for being supportive.
Remember that everyone deserves a better TC/life, not just your boss !!
Current TC : 105k , Senior Engineer
New TC. : 130k, Principal Engineer
location : Minnesota
Hi fellow Blinders !
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- Congrats, reminds me of my favorite quote that I read time to time to keep me motivated
“ If you know your worth then go get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him or her or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that.
— Rocky Balboa,
- Microsoft BeautyXOP is happy and worked hard for everything. Well deserved. We don’t have to call it low or high. We don’t have to compare it to anything. Just the fact that he os happy and he is hardworking is nice to hear. I like to believe its a wonderful world out there. Lets just celebrate someone’s achievement and result.
Congratulations my friend OP. You will shine bright and high as long as you believe and willing to work for it.
- Congrats! I think you should post your current TC and the new company with the new TC. Also your level/BG would be good info. This is really to help the community. Best of luck.
- Amazon str84wardOP, one thing I’ve done when I left past employers was to write down my initial impressions of the new job and then after I’d been there 9-12 months to validate my instincts. It helped make sure I made better decisions over time. I also liked to think about my mistakes, what I’ve learned, and how I’d do things differently with the impending fresh start.
I wish you the best of luck.
A word of caution from someone who also had been a Principal Engineer: it’s a bit lonely at the top (especially if at a startup or small company) and it’s harder to learn since there are often fewer more senior than you.
- New knljt"Normal I would feel guilty" people still don't understand that there is no feeling when it comes to business