So, here’s the deal. I have a fantastic job. It is incredibly unlikely that you have a job offer that I would seriously consider. But, it’s possible that you do. Here’s what it would have to have:
For me, the most important aspect of any job is that of job security. Pacific Stone Design, Inc. is not going to go anywhere any time soon. Working there means that I can be confident that, ten or twenty years from now, I will still be working there. As a father, I want a job where I can be confident that my family will always have what it needs.
My family is very important to me. I am OK with working longer-than-normal hours, but those should be the exception, not the rule. I am not interested in a caffeine-fueled job that would expect me to work 12-hour days. I am also not interested in moving from Newport Beach, California; this is where my family is, so this is where I’m staying.
I like to work on projects that will reach a lot of people. I have shipped code that has been used by hundreds of thousands of people. That’s really awesome. Wherever I work, I want to work on things that will be used by many people.
I want the company I work for to be an ethical one. There’s software out there that will be seen by millions of people, but that doesn’t mean it’s good software or that it will enrich their lives and help them be happy and productive. That’s what I want to work on, and I want to work with people who share these goals.
It is very important to me to work for a company that has aspirations larger than just turning a profit. I’m interested in working for a company committed to making the world a better place for everyone. I want to work for a company that cares about the environment, cares about increasing quality of life for everyone, and cares about human dignity.
I like getting paid well for my work. Anywhere I go I would want to at least match my current salary and buy out my unvested stock options.
If you think your offer meets all of these requirements, then let’s talk.