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Can someone dunk on me? Need an Ego check after landing a $240k TC (Base + Bonus) Corp M&A role. Just turned 27. 🚀

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I exited from my first startup at 26 with $6.6M. You wanted to be dunked on but I can promise you it means nothing. The major shareholders of the M&A deals you work on will all be much richer than you. Your work only helps them get richer. There’s literally nothing in the world more boring and insignificant than someone’s TC.

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I work in M&A and this is exactly how I feel… my hard work is making someone rich richer😐

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Not a dunk but I’ll go bucket for bucket. 235k total comp working 30-40 hour weeks despite only having a BA in Political Science from a very average state school (3.1 GPA) and 7 YOE. First generation American too and grew up dirt poor.

We’re still poor compared to some and wealthy beyond belief compared to others. It’s all relative. I find it refreshing that you want to get dunked on to keep the humility but we still have a long way to go. Onward and upward!

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Love this M1. Where do you work?

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Our associates will make 350k+ this year. Younger than you

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😂 I just use the same guy as an example over and over to clown people. He is definitely making $700k as a site lead/GM/L8 at 31. Too many angry consultants pissed off that a communications State school grad is making several hundred grand more than them and didn’t even study calculus or practice for any case interviews. 😂

Money comes and goes. Take care of the ones you love. Take care of yourself. Be kind to strangers. Put some good into the world.

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I think you’re unclear as to the spirit of the original post

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Ego check? Here goes.. you're still going to work for someone else to make them more money. A person working in a 3rd world country helping poor children with food, water, education with minimum pay is doing more for the human race than you or i ever will. The money that you earn has very little to do with who you are as a person. Enough of an ego check? :) Be kind. Be curious. Be giving. Look at your friend's cup not to check if you have as much as them but to check if they have enough. Chill out.

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I make more money than you. Congrats on the new role!

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Where at?

I make 220 at 25. I felt ego checked by my friend who makes 70k in another country but invests and manages a 700-800k portfolio at 27. Being income rich isn’t really rich at all.

Also, as others have said, the goal is to no longer need to work for others/corporations.

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How do you afford that? I make a lot more than OP and no way I could afford another mortgage

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OP you made this post to keep your ego in check but looks like it’s so you can flex your ego even more. It’s really sad.

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Back to the self-ego boosting response. Looks like you have dearth of people to talk to. You do need a life!!

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I make way less OP. But that said , I own 300 ETH & 5 BTC( bought them in 2016)

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Oh man for real? Good for you

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I make 400k as an 26 year old SWE at faang and I haven’t turned on my laptop in 3 weeks (not on PTO)

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Update: turned on my laptop today…guess the streak ends..

That's what recent grad SWEs make buddy.

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Facebook intern return offer for top bucket is something like 130k base, 240k stock over 4 years, 100k sign on and performance bonus on top

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Currently at 750k TC. One year older than you OP (28)

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I’m poor but I very likely still get laid more than you

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👏🏼

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Life isn’t about how much money you make, rather the experiences you have to fulfillment. A good majority of people who are high earners lack fulfillment in life.

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That's what I'm f'ing talking Abt OP! re: helping the rents out

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I came to see OP get dunked on and now realizing my ass is on the sideline 😂😂

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Money is not everything so no I will not stroke your ego. I’ll stroke you if you have other “skills” to offer. 😅

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AYOOOOOO

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Corp Dev is generally considered career graveyard. It is also clear that you are a newbie in the M&A space. If I were you, I would focus more on learning new skills and staying relevant. This may help with relevance checks.

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Lol people. Like .01% of the people in this entire bowl will make CEO.

Everyone pls keep their pants on.

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I mean, I’m 6’7”, I can actually dunk on you, knee you in the chest on the way up and teabag you on the way down.

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Nice touch 😂

I made 3m last 6 months in crypto and nfts and I’m 24 🤷🏼‍♂️

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If they are a “full time influencer” then why not post your already public profile here as proof?

Could have married a doctor so you didn't have to work in the first place

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