Why I am leaving the best job I ever had

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  • carman Wasatch Front, UT
    Aug. 10, 2014 9:07 a.m.

    "I'll bet you $10,000" the average guy doesn't have the same options as a CEO making millions of dollars per yer. This guy made more last year than many will make in a lifetime. While I applaud his life prioritizations in some ways,one can't read this article without thinking that this guy is a bit out of touch with most of those who will read it. Otherwise, he would have made the same choice, and shared it only with his family and close friends.

  • shottaker MIDWAY, UT
    Aug. 9, 2014 11:48 a.m.

    This story would be much more impressive if the author didn't seem so determined to draw public attention to his decision. Yes, your choice is admirable, but the nobility of possibly sacrificing tens of millions in the future, when you most likely have earned or will earn millions already, is somewhat questionable. Especially when the sacrifice better allows you to focus on what should have been your number one priority (as demonstrated by time and effort) to begin with.

  • Tacoman Tacoma, WA
    Aug. 8, 2014 2:24 p.m.

    Actually, this is a decision that most working adults can make. Every time we decide to go into debt, we enslave ourselves to our job and our steady income. If we can live on less, buy smaller, etc., we will have the power to put our priorities where they need to be. The immigrant population is one of the lowest paid, and yet they tend to have the strongest nuclear families. Why? Because they choose to forego the notion that they need their own house with a bedroom for each child.

    If you want to have the power to make this decision, rid yourself of debt, buy only what you need, let interest start working for you, and the way will open up before your eyes. I know because I have done it. Live on less than you make!

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Aug. 8, 2014 11:11 a.m.

    This is a decision that 99% of us will not be able to make. I'm sure the MongoDB employees wish they could make such a decision but he's the only one in a position to do so. It's a shame to me that we celebrate this while being 'stuck' in our own situation. And let's be honest, this guy is just going to stay in California and build something else, he's not quitting to stay at home full time.