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Old 07-02-2019, 07:04 PM
 
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It's amazing how good the Kool-Aid tastes when the throw in free stock each year (and I don't mean in place of a bonus). Some tech companies are nearly doubling employee salaries with RSU (Restricted Stock Units) that vest each year.

Doesn't sound like real money until you see what a good vesting schedule looks like. They are typically spread out over the first 4 years of employment (hence the job hopping and leveraging of experience). If they really like you, they'll continue to offer you stock, annual "refreshers" as a retention tactic.
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:40 AM
 
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Maybe just to satisfy their boss
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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I have always hated work. Work and school. I can't wait to be done with work for good
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Doesn't sound like real money until you see what a good vesting schedule looks like. They are typically spread out over the first 4 years of employment (hence the job hopping and leveraging of experience). If they really like you, they'll continue to offer you stock, annual "refreshers" as a retention tactic.
The good thing about these stock programs is they can save you quite a bit on toilet paper.
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:03 PM
 
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The good thing about these stock programs is they can save you quite a bit on toilet paper.
Ha!

Doesn't really mean much unless they cut you a check every year. Else, they can just fire you right before it vests. Rise and repeat. Small companies that haven't gone public yet need to be dealing straight EQUITY to senior talent, in my opinion, if they want to be competitive with Facebook, Google, Netflix, etc.
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Old 07-03-2019, 05:26 PM
 
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Why do people PRETEND to love their jobs?

Because unemployment is teh suck.
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:23 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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Why do people PRETEND to love their jobs?

Because unemployment is teh suck.
The joke in Communist-era Poland was that people pretend to work and the government pretends to pay them.
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Old 07-04-2019, 04:13 AM
 
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As many have already said, you pretend to love work because you want to keep your job. Unless of course you are one of those lucky few indviduals who actually enjoy their job.
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Old 07-04-2019, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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As many have already said, you pretend to love work because you want to keep your job. Unless of course you are one of those lucky few indviduals who actually enjoy their job.
Have things actually gotten so grim? I'm in my 70s, so am completely out of touch, but some things went better and some things went worse.

I almost always enjoyed my jobs, though none of them were brain killing like convenience store clerk. There were a few times my bosses were crooks or obnoxious, so I just quit and moved on. Unless you are lucky enough to land in a featherbed, job hopping is something you have to do. I doubt that has changed.

Don't wait until you are unemployed to go job hunting. It's easiest to find a new job when you already have one.
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:29 PM
 
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Because we have allowed to let paid off politicians and big business run this country into the dirt for the last 30 years??


If we quit letting scumbags run the show and give them free reign and hold them accountable, there would be no goofballs in power around and we would actually have some leverage as American citizens and employee so we wouldn't have play "Smiley face pretend to be a loyal puppy" mentality . Just a thought...
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