my parents want me to stay home as long as possible (they’re not sick or anything, we just get along well) before I go to work. So far (graduated about a year ago) i’ve been really enjoying it.
As soon as I graduated I interviewed at two companies (Adobe and a startup) and got offers from both (TC 140k and 100k+”70k” respectively) which I turned down to stay home and do whatever I wanted. I had also made it to the onsite round with google by this point but told them I changed my mind about looking for work. If it’s true that google lets new grads hold onto an offer for up to a year though then I should consider getting back to them.
I’m 24 y/o, and my parents are wealthy enough and more than happy to (for now, at least) sustain me indefinitely at a pretty high standard of living. What I would get from working is my own place (rather than just my own room), more peers, and I could buy my own car (no room at my parents’ house for an extra car). I could also call myself financially independent, but most of my friends wouldn’t really care and most have already told me I’m really lucky to have this opportunity to not work. I suppose there are also cool, big, scalable projects I could work on only if I worked at one of the tech giants, but I don’t know how lucky you have to be to find a team/work you really enjoy, so I don’t wanna count on that.
Is anybody else who was in a similar situation grateful they started working even though they didn’t have to? Any regrets? I’ve been thinking about reconsidering my options once I turn 26 since then my parents’ benefits (healthcare) will stop covering me, but perhaps I should start sooner?
You are a parasite. You’re 25 and have never worked a day in your life. You don’t deserve a TC anywhere near $70k. You haven’t paid your dues. Go fucking bad groceries at Walmart and start at the bottom with everyone else.