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Would you jump from a big comfy tech company to an earlier stage startup that pays less but maybe aligns more with your personal interests?

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Depends on how much less it pays. And how passionate you are about those interests and if it's likely you could shift into those easily some other time or if you kind of need to get in now.

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"Pays less" Nope

I went to a company for a while that aligned with what I believed in. I ended up leaving them eventually because I still needed enough money to pay for everything. It was one of the best jobs I ever had and I will never regret it, but it wasn't one that I could keep realistically. Money is still important.

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