Signing 1st/2nd year: $60k/$40k
RSUs: valued at $138k
No work life balance, 3 weeks pto, office everyday
Where I am:
Work from home and great benefits; 7 weeks pto and pension
Update: I took the offer at company A. Too much of an increase to pass up
- Oracle not_larryWhy is this a question? Either give more details or GTFO and join A.
- 7 weeks of vacay? You'll make money all your life but 7 weeks vacay is unheard of.
- If I took the job couldn’t I always just do it short term for money then find wlb later. Just asking since that is what I am thinking currently. Take the money and if I don’t like it switch back out in 3-5years
- The grass can sometimes seem greener on the other side, especially when people are dangling larger sums of money in front of you.
That being said, more often than not, money will not make you happy. You’re better off making less and working somewhere that you have a decent work life balance and paid time off.
If you look at where the happiest people in the world are, they are in countries where the work life balance is the emphasis of the career, and where you have significant PTO. (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, the list goes on).
This will truly make you happier than a few extra grand a year.
Either keep looking to find a proper balance of PTO/WLB and higher pay, or stay at the job you’re currently at and enjoy having what most people in America don’t: a decent WLB balance and PTO.
- You forgot Netherlands. Most people do not prefer to work more than 30 hours or 3 days. Their WLB equates to more life than work ratio. These people would rather work 2 days and take 5 off if feasible. Not going by statistics but from talking to people in Netherlands when I was there for a week.Apr 19, 2019 1
- Might depend on where you are right now financially. You’re 30. If you have a little saved already maybe life is fine with the 7 weeks. What is growth potential like at current job?
Switching for more TC to aggressively save for 2-3 years could help you achieve more independence and set you up for kids later.
Cost of living differences? Are you moving cities?
Are you single? In a relationship? Current TC is fine if your S/O is making decent money too. If y’all are happy and have all this time might not be worth switching
- Moving from md to seattle. Fiancé works a lot and we both think we would like the pnw. Not much savings but this would really help us save about $75k a year plus retirement. We are happy but not much growth comp wise in my job. Even a promotion would be maybe $150k comp and I would be at that level for about 7-10 years. This could propel us to make much more money