I think I fucked up as usual made a decision in hurry.

I have always been impatient and records show that little patience would have achieved me a lot.

But guess... I failed myself once again...

I am in deeper shit this time. The stakes are high and cost of damage is higher.

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    You're able to post so maybe there's still hope.
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    @N00bPancakes I don't know man. I tried and did everything I could.

    Now the decision making is beyond me.

    I really don't know. So now I am just waiting here.. questioning my life choices.
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    What happened
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    @AlmondSauce @SoldierOfCode basically I got a job. Which is kinda good but out of desperation I showed the HR my 'need'.

    They low balled and offered me minimum. I accepted it without doing the math of moving to a new city.

    And while this happened, I resigned and my management is trying to retain me. They are going few levels above them for approvals but doubt company policy will allow.

    And with all this, I stopped my job hunt and whatever was in pipeline got me rejections.

    So technically I cannot even get counter offers or anything.

    One way out I can see is join this new company and switch within 6 months.

    I over planned and under executed. Lol
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    @F1973 Why did you move? Was it purely a financial decision, or a culture decision / wanting to start something new?

    In my experience it's rarely *just* financial, though that obviously plays a part. If so then you can stay at the new place 6 months to a year or so, work hard, make yourself invaluable, and then decide whether you want to stay or go. If you stay and you've proved yourself to be a key player, you can say that you underestimated your living costs and ask them to consider a hefty salary hike, which they may well do. If not, then you can look for something else and be reasonably picky about it as you've at least still got a job, and learn from your past mistakes.

    All in all it's a bit of a bummer, but nothing as critical as you're making out (unless the salary is so low it won't cover living costs.) Be a bit savvier down the road and you'll be fine - and who knows, you could land yourself a fantastic job with a great salary in the longer term 👍
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    @AlmondSauce you make some good points.

    Yes, I am kind of idiot who over thinks unnecessarily.

    I really love the idea of proving myself in next project and then asking for a raise.

    And for next 6 months, it'll be WFH so I'll be able to interview at other places and also focus on performance and saving cash.

    However, the primary reason to move is financial growth.

    My manager is amazing person. Gives me the freedom I cannot describe and trusts me a lot. His manager (my VP) also gives a lot of freedom and space for innovation and ideas.

    Work wise the place is great. People are bit conservative in terms of knowledge and experience but are great people at heart.

    Your perspective helped me relax a bit :)
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