Patrick McKenzie

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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

In addition to assisting remote workers, a commitment to a written culture helps quickly moving organizations by making sure that people execute on decisions made even if they were not yet hired when the decision was made.

3

People generally overestimate how many folks worldwide are working on X specifically, for basically any usefully scoped X.

4

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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