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Does everyone here just work to make money?

Don’t get me wrong, we gotta make a living. But this question is about motivation and choices.

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Back when I was in consulting, absolutely- the only reason why I was there was so I could quickly get promoted to the post MBA role and make bank.

But I realized that if you’re passionate about something and it’s even remotely lucrative, it’s a much better place to be. Hence the move to VC; I’m making way more than what I would have in consulting, and I’m not even here for the money, but because I like my job and am good at it.

I wouldn’t trade what I have for the higher pay in PE/HF or algo trading or anything else, though I realize I’m speaking from a place of extreme luxury.

I don’t - we do traditional early stage tech, just less “fluffy” than other VC.

In terms of good firms in that space, Urban Us is a great one, and I think they’re hiring; there’s quite a lot of resources on John Gannon’s blog.


Came here for money and discovered money isn’t my primary motivator. Moving on to something I love; working for a pre IPO scale up. I figured I could make same or even more money (dependent on RSU gains ofc) and still do something I love ❤️

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I typically become absorbed in what I do for a living. Like, I'm not just grinding for a paycheck.

That being said, if I had no need for the money, I'd definitely be absorbed in something else instead.


I won't do work that doesn't pay a high salary.

However, if anything I'm doing is sufficiently uninteresting/satisfying, it'll soon become impossible for me to make myself do.



I work to fund the government


Sort of, but when the work has impact that gets press coverage etc I do get a kick out of that.


That’s #2 motivator for aure

Yeah I mean I like lots of stuff about my job but money definitely #1


And before anyone says shit in the comments, I’m blessed to not have student loans or to have to provide for my parents/family. And I pay for all my shit myself from the day I graduated college. But hell, I made more than I need from that day itself. I had other goals from bcg/consulting and I’ve already hit all of them.




Basically.. Im not changing the world or saving lives.


Lmao so do i but the chances of finding that and being paid well these days without working for yourself is slim. 🤷🏽‍♀️

Yes, i moved to pure sales for this reason. Cash is king.


Can you talk about your role? I’ve always wondered what a sales role at a tech company is like. Is it extremely competitive?



Money. Idgaf what I do


I dislike my job, so yes it’s only for the money


Sort of. Do I enjoy my job and the people I work with? Yes. But if I had a fortune, I wouldn't work this job (or any full-time job - I'd do a smattering of teaching, volunteering, and arts)


If not for the money I’d be doing something else. There is your answer.


I work so I can comfortably afford the things I care most about: doing fun things with friends, having a nice place to live, eating good food, and engaging in my hobbies and passions

No, but mostly yes.

No. I can, have, and do live on much less than I make and the rat race is the fastest way to flush happiness and meaning down the toilet.

I work 40 hours a week and make for 185k. I definitely work to live.

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