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Hows that great salary working out for you If you work at Microsoft Google or Amazon its clear that you cant get a better salary in the market and you tell yourself you are doing the right thing Maybe you dont work at any of those three but you are doing consulting work charging 125h 150h or even more and living the dream Maybe you are happy and doing exactly what you want and maybe you are saving on your 401k or other retirement account looking forward to the day you are 55 years-old and have enough to retire You can stop reading here if you are on that group of peopleBut maybe you are not happy Maybe you dont feel your career is going on the direction you want it to go or it did go but its not what you expected Maybe you dont feel you are making the difference on this world you once believed you ought to make but now you are stuck You cant just walk away from 160Kyear plus bonus plus all that stock waiting to vestUnfortunately most of the people that I talk to about leaving their well-paying job and joining another company over optimize their short term gains 30 less than Im making today Thats absurd Leaving all those unvested stocks No wayWe grew up when work was a progressive line You start by earning a little when you were an intern then you earn a lot more at your first full-time job and from there on you either got raises or you switch jobs to make an even higher salary Only when you reached a breaking point of unhappiness or frustration is that you start to accept a trade-off between salary and doing something fun and meaningfulWe are entering an era where things are quite different Where committing to the same company for 10 or 15 years is almost suicidal maybe suicidal for your career maybe
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