| ||Ask HN: Quitting Big Tech, what is it like?|
670 points by throwaway1m on Nov 27, 2019 | hide | past | favorite | 400 comments |
|I've spent the last decade in two FANG companies, and I've got to a high level where my total compensation is ridiculous.|
The problem is that it bores me to tears, and I don't want to do it anymore.
At first thought, maybe I am burned out? However, I can still come home and write code for a side-project, so I don't think this is "burn-out". I don't know to be honest. I think the best description is that I am cynical of the "mission", and I can't connect my work to people I care about. How do I know what the source of the problem is?
However, I wanted to pose two questions.
First, what is the environment like for exiting high-level former-FANG employees?
Second, what are some of the surprises post-FANG that I would be in for if I wanted to start a company?
Thank you for your time.
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