getting a raise

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Submitted by Coronita on February 8, 2022 - 3:59am

Submitted by Coronita on February 8, 2022 - 4:21am.

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Submitted by teaboy on February 8, 2022 - 8:54am.

trouble sleeping or in a different time zone?

tb

Submitted by svelte on February 8, 2022 - 12:16pm.

Truth.

Submitted by Coronita on February 8, 2022 - 1:35pm.

teaboy wrote:
trouble sleeping or in a different time zone?

tb

Work. Because I'm PTO interviewing for another company today. Of I get it I'll give current employer the option to match and a few other things I want them to change. And if the don't, oh well... :)

Submitted by svelte on February 8, 2022 - 8:07pm.

Coronita wrote:
Work. Because I'm PTO interviewing for another company today. Of I get it I'll give current employer the option to match and a few other things I want them to change. And if the don't, oh well... :)

I hear ya. So tired of watching companies make the same stupid mistakes. It doesn't affect me so bad when I watch other companies do it, but when it is a company I work for it kinda gets under my skin.

When/if I decide I've had enough, not sure if I'll find another job or just pack it in. I could do either at this point. Would definitely be better off financially if I waited a bit, but I'd be just fine either way.

Just signed up for a US Social Security login today. That tells you I'm starting to run the numbers! SS will be a pretty minor part of the puzzle and is a bit in the future anyway, but it is still nice to have the complete picture.

Submitted by sdrealtor on February 8, 2022 - 9:22pm.

I signed up a while ago as its recommended to once you hit 50 to check out earnings record. There was a nice bump this year. My current plan is to wait until 70 assuming I make it. Its a surprisingly nice projected benefit. With everything paid off I could actually pretty much live on it if I had to as all will need to pay for is food and medicare supplements. Fortunately that is nowhere near the case

Submitted by Coronita on February 8, 2022 - 11:41pm.

svelte wrote:
Coronita wrote:
Work. Because I'm PTO interviewing for another company today. Of I get it I'll give current employer the option to match and a few other things I want them to change. And if the don't, oh well... :)

I hear ya. So tired of watching companies make the same stupid mistakes. It doesn't affect me so bad when I watch other companies do it, but when it is a company I work for it kinda gets under my skin.

When/if I decide I've had enough, not sure if I'll find another job or just pack it in. I could do either at this point. Would definitely be better off financially if I waited a bit, but I'd be just fine either way.

Just signed up for a US Social Security login today. That tells you I'm starting to run the numbers! SS will be a pretty minor part of the puzzle and is a bit in the future anyway, but it is still nice to have the complete picture.

I keep saying this will be my last company if I get this new gig. And that was a few gigs ago. Truthfully, as long as I can continue to find a new gig the pays reasonably well or there is the lure of "pre-IPO" shares in a late stage funded company, I keep playing.

But to be fair, I've had my fair share of bad decisions over the past 20+ years too. This one sums it up:

Oops. 3 strikes.Oops. 3 strikes.

lol....

Submitted by Coronita on February 8, 2022 - 11:45pm.

And of course, this is what working in an enterprise software startup business is totally like...lol

SalesSales

Submitted by svelte on February 9, 2022 - 7:38pm.

Well you learn something even from bad decisions...if you take the time to analyze why it was bad.

The trick is to learn to avoid the bad decisions as much as possible, but there are going to be some. just no way around it.

In the rear-view mirror, most of my bad decision were worth the pain. Though if I could start my life over again with the knowledge I have now, I certainly would side-step each of them!

There are two decisions that really need to be right in life: who you marry and what you do for a living. I think I got both of those right.

Submitted by Coronita on February 9, 2022 - 9:22pm.

svelte wrote:
Well you learn something even from bad decisions...if you take the time to analyze why it was bad.

The trick is to learn to avoid the bad decisions as much as possible, but there are going to be some. just no way around it.

In the rear-view mirror, most of my bad decision were worth the pain. Though if I could start my life over again with the knowledge I have now, I certainly would side-step each of them!

There are two decisions that really need to be right in life: who you marry and what you do for a living. I think I got both of those right.

The funny part is every single time I had to leave a company was when the company got acquired or merged. I mean, from an equity and money perspective it was great. But from a job continuity perspective it sucked. Broadcom was a case that if it wasn't for Hock Tan swooping the company down and treating it as a MBA "parts worth more than the sum" project, I could have easily stayed there 10+ years...Leaving with a RSU pot was just a consolation prize , I wish I could have stayed there...happens so many times....

Happened again this time too... M&A's suck for tech employees. And the worst is when the parent company that bought you is run by imbeciles that think they know better than you do...This time around I get doubly screwed because my stock options were negotiated 100% all or nothing at the 3 year mark, with only a 25% immediate vesting upon "change of control" (IE acquired) .... I didn't think it was a big deal because I thought I'd be able to make it to the third year at least, while most stock/option grants are over 4 years...But man, the imbecility I deal with now on a daily basis is just off the chart. I'll take that 25% and run early.

Really simple example. My engineers have been asking for a development IOS and android phone. At most costs $1000 per person. Chump change for the company... And man, the parent company is like, well we don't have a mobile phone policy for normal engineers, but you can submit like this large stack of paperwork justifying a stipend for each of the employees that need a phone, they will have a $50/credit per month for a phone plan and $200 credit for a phone, and they will have to pay for the rest of the phone. I'm like WTF, they don't need a data plan, they just need an actual IOS phone and an Android Pixel to do their work. So it ran up and down the finance and my uselss VP, and dragged on for 2months..with me finally saying something like: "I don't understand why this is so difficult for everyone to understand why a mobile engineer needs a work phone hardware to get his job done and shouldn't be expected to use his personal phone.. I don't see many server engineers bringing in their own servers... Do you?" and then pissed, I ended up just buying each of my engineers a dev phone out of my own pocket so we could actually get work done...

What does my company do? "Well, FLU, shouldn't have done that. Because what you did makes the company look cheap..."

Gee, ya think?

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