Update — if I avoid the coworker-benchmarking, then I don’t mind sacrificing some income.
Q: Do you prefer a job (under a boss) you are comfortable with, at a typical IT salary? Or do you prefer a job with above-average income, but demanding, suppressive(like Sourabh) boss? In both cases, let’s assume long term job security is average (far from ideal), workload is reasonable, commute is average.
A : I’d favor the income if it’s more than $1k/m diff, but not sure if I can cope with the unfriendly environmental factors.
A: in early 2018 I chose Mvea team. No regret so far
Health + employability(security) are my real, long term priorities, not “premium” salary. My parents keep reminding me the damage of long-term workplace stress…
Recall the GS/Macquarie experience – workload, job nature, security…. but all are mild compared to performance warnings.
A: now I feel $2k/m will bribe me.