Patrick McKenzie

Patrick McKenzie quotes on career advice

I work for the Internet, at @stripe, mostly on accelerating startups. Opinions here are my own.

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1

If an employer is willing to be abusive to you prior to hiring you, when you have maximum leverage and they are maximally incentivized to play nice, I think that gives you *extremely actionable* signal as to how they'll treat you when you're working there and dependent on them.

2

If you work in tech, you are likely underinsured on term life. You should have plural million dollars of coverage, including *outside* coverage offered by your employer. This is so cheap you will barely notice it.

3

I think people overestimate the degree of salary differential between tech employees in the same nation but different offices/working remotely/etc. There are strong process/internal fairness/social reasons to not adjust as aggressively as a cost of living calculator suggests.

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