It is not uncommon nowadays for jobs in tech to come with full of perks and benefits. But, the main one I don't see enough discussions about (and is sadly seen as a taboo): pay/salary.
To add to the question in the title, a supportive environment can be:
- One where you feel comfortable asking for help;
- One where they invest in you to improve yourself by allowing you to go on training courses and conferences;
- One where you feel comfortable voicing your opinion and it really counts;
- One with flexible working hours and where working over time is not expected/the norm
And as a follow-up to the main question, how much of a paycut (5% from your current pay? 10%?) are you willing to take before it is too much of a sacrifice?
Follow-up 2 to the main question - since it can be hard to determine if a new work place will be supportive, although often there are telling signs during the interview. The bottom line is, they are paying more; will you take the offer even though your current work environment is supportive? In other words, by staying, you are effectively taking the paycut. Or vice versa!
In an attempt to get more points of views, I also shared this on Twitter (where some of you may have found this 😊) and encouraged discussions on there. You can find some of the responses in the following tweet thread:
Darren@mrdarrenvICYMI @ThePracticalDev: Will you take a paycut for a supportive work environment? If you haven't already, I'd love to hear your thoughts either on there, or on here! RTs for reach appreciated too 😊
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dev.to/darrenvong/wil…12:53 PM - 02 Jun 2019