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EtcetEraThread Software engineers are overpaid
Reason User Banned (1 day): Hostility over multiple posts.
Lateredit: the truth is, everyone is underpaid compared to executives. While engineers make what they do according to supply and demand, my main frustration is that others' contributions aren't valued as much. I didn't intend for this to come off as a personal attack on engineers, but I don't feel sorry for making engineers consider why others might be angry at how much they make relative to others. This thread has been making rounds on Twitter, in the spirit of pay transparency and to shed light on pay inequality that’s pervasive in the tech industry. And yet, I can’t help but feel angry at these numbers. Why should people who make software make so much more than the rest of us? Why is this type of work valued so much over others? Even those who also work in the tech industry and aren’t engineers don’t make nearly as much unless they’re executives or directors. Anyway, I’m just frustrated because it seems like I’ll never make as much as these people, just because my brain doesn’t work like theirs. They’re not wildly smarter than me, they just think differently, and they’re rewarded so much more for it.