Ideally, I want to get a job role slightly lower than the highest salary, where my 80% effort can start to exceed the expectation of THE appraiser.
Grandpa said “At 100% if you don’t hit their requirement, then you don’t need to put in 120% and sacrifice family. It’s their hiring mistake. Their problem. if they don’t pay a compensation package then just leave.” Am I afraid of job change? See separate blogpost.
Looking at past jobs, the numbers below are very imprecise and subjective.
- [b] Citi muni — my 70<-80% might be enough, or might earn me no bonus like many Citi guys.
- [B/g] GS — after the steep learning curve, my 100% was indeed enough to meet the high bar, but I feel 95% would not be
- [G] 95G — after I proved myself, my 80<-90% was exceeding.
- Big factor — colleagues were weaker
- Big factor — my designs were favored by the boss
- [G] Barc — after I proved myself, my 70<-90% was exceeding.
- Big factor — I built a high-value, high visibility part of the system
- Big factor — no one else was qualified to work on that
- [g] Macq role was very senior — my 100% was NOT enough even on the basic devops part of the job. I once felt my 80% was fine in the 1st year, but actually expectation is much higher than I thought.
- [B] Stirt — my 100% was barely good enough but not enough to earn a bonus. The project was a few months old when I joined but I struggled with the Qz platform:(. I was unfairly bench-marked against 3Y veterans! I would look decent if bench-marked against freshers.
- [b] OC — my 70% would be enough but too relaxed
- [b] RTS — After initial 9 months (NYSE+Aquis), my 40<-50% would be enough