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by spae
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How many people with 7 figure portfolios are”rejoicing ?”
Replies: 169
Views: 14409

Re: How many people with 7 figure portfolios are”rejoicing ?”

I was hoping for a correction but I'm not rejoicing because: 1. Real people are going to die. Even if the optimists are right and "this is just another flu", the flu is one of the largest health problems in the developed world. Having an additional flu-level illness circulating is an epic disaster, ...
by spae
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car Rental Prices Skyrocketing
Replies: 10
Views: 1862

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by spae
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)
Replies: 357
Views: 44119

Re: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)

And another article: https://www.smallbizgenius.net/by-the-numbers/recruitment-statistics/#gref Is this one wrong too? 33. With roughly three million applicants per year, Google has an acceptance rate of just 0.2%. (CNBC) Google hiring statistics reveal just how difficult it is to become a Google e...
by spae
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)
Replies: 357
Views: 44119

Re: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)

There just aren't enough engineers in the US for them to have ultra-high hiring bars. There are 65k H1B and at least half must be in software. 50k computer science majors graduate EVERY year. ... I don't think FAANG all together has more that few thousand open positions in computer science a year. ...
by spae
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)
Replies: 357
Views: 44119

Re: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)

Most of them, if not all, come from top universities, were top of the class, went to various science Olympics with good results or are exceptional in other ways Google has 80k engineers, well over half in the U.S.. The BLS puts the number of programmers in the U.S. at around 3M. Top 1% of 3M is 30k...
by spae
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)
Replies: 357
Views: 44119

Re: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)

Sure, but the claim was that it would be surprising to find anyone making less than $150k/yr in the bay area. Is it surprising to find out that Adobe employs new grads? I think not. No, but when you say “make less than $150k” without qualifiers people think you’re talking about the average programm...
by spae
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)
Replies: 357
Views: 44119

Re: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)

If by “have programmers making less than $150k” you mean there is at least one engineer there making less than $150k, sure. Zillow, for example, pays I the same ballpark as Microsoft. There may be some new grads who come in just under $150k, but not by much. And certainly no engineers with more tha...
by spae
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)
Replies: 357
Views: 44119

Re: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)

IME, they're all paying pretty well. I'd be pretty surprised to hear of a software engineer in the Bay making less than $150k. My employer is small relative to the FANGs but we pay the same. My total comp is about $300k (and that's in Colorado). There are plenty of people making less than $150k. In...
by spae
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mazda 3 v Civic Si
Replies: 46
Views: 2905

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by spae
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mazda 3 v Civic Si
Replies: 46
Views: 2905

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by spae
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mazda 3 v Civic Si
Replies: 46
Views: 2905

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by spae
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)
Replies: 357
Views: 44119

Re: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)

Can you discuss how you made the transition and why? Was it purely a matter of compensation? As an EE over the past decade I’ve been envious of Software Engineering, largely because of the high pay but also because of the ability to potentially work from home, telecommute, or do contract work on th...
by spae
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)
Replies: 357
Views: 44119

Re: Engineers - What are you making?

So no, it's not necessarily surprising that during this sort of environment a rather middle-of-the-road software engineer with 10-20 years of experience could make $500k-1 million sitting in his chair working a relaxed 35-40 hours a week (as multiple people have claimed in various threads). You don...
by spae
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)
Replies: 357
Views: 44119

Re: Engineers - What are you making?

It's certainly not guaranteed, and it's regional of course, but do you really not think there's a strong correlation between programmer pay and ability? We'll just have to agree to disagree. It's not a line of work where you can really fake it. The Googles of the world certainly aren't paying $300k...
by spae
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)
Replies: 357
Views: 44119

Re: Engineers - What are you making?

I’m not saying you’re wrong, but if the labor market is that wildly inefficient then this party isn’t going to last. Jeff Kauffman made this argument recently and most programmers think he's wrong, if you read programmer forums, the tech equivalent of bogleheads, most people think he's an idiot. ht...
by spae
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)
Replies: 357
Views: 44119

Re: Engineers - What are you making?

I’m not saying you’re wrong, but if the labor market is that wildly inefficient then this party isn’t going to last. Jeff Kauffman made this argument recently and most programmers think he's wrong, if you read programmer forums, the tech equivalent of bogleheads, most people think he's an idiot. ht...
by spae
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)
Replies: 357
Views: 44119

Re: Engineers - What are you making?

What does difficulty or stress have to do with compensation? This is like saying, "if the job involves eating fewer bananas...why does it pay that much?" My friends who studied biology worked a lot harder than I have at any job and they make less than I made before I switched to software. The ones ...
by spae
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)
Replies: 357
Views: 44119

Re: Engineers - What are you making?

If the job is so much easier and low stress making a cool 750k...why does it pay that much? What does difficulty or stress have to do with compensation? This is like saying, "if the job involves eating fewer bananas...why does it pay that much?" My friends who studied biology worked a lot harder th...
by spae
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)
Replies: 357
Views: 44119

Re: Engineers - What are you making?

Electrical engineering background, working for a software company. Rounding to the nearest $50k, I made $50k/yr in my first job and worked my way up to $100k/yr after almost a decade at engineering companies in the middle of the country. Switched to coastal software jobs, now have a target comp of $...
by spae
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How is your "number" defined?
Replies: 143
Views: 11309

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by spae
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How is your "number" defined?
Replies: 143
Views: 11309

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by spae
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How is your "number" defined?
Replies: 143
Views: 11309

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by spae
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How is your "number" defined?
Replies: 143
Views: 11309

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