Paying the EE dues [long winded]

Theo Hogers t.hogers at
Wed Mar 8 01:57:33 CET 2000

----- Original Message -----
From: Barry L Klein <Barry.L.Klein at>
To: <synth-diy at>
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2000 9:00 PM
Subject: RE: Re: Paying the EE dues [long winded]

> Down here (Orange County, CA) the hot ticket is Broadcom.  They give you
> the right to buy thousand(s) of shares of their stock at the price it is
> when you start.  Their parking lot is full of Lamborgini's, Porches, etc.
> etc.  But they still have no where for me to advance to - they just would
> want me as a tech.  Hell, the stock has gone up enough in the last few
> weeks to mean over 100K.  But they work their people (engineers) like dogs
> and the CEO enjoys being an Ahole from what I read.  If you like that
> environment, go for it.
No I my own Ahole now thanx.(Tidal music electronics, (
don't look yet; under construction))
By the way kicking your own butt feels wonderfull, well a little machogistic
tendency might help.

> $65K is barely enough to survive on if you want your own house.  We live
> in a very small house 12 miles from the I5 freeway and its probably worth
> $240K now.  But to move into something with say 4 bedrooms and/or a 3 car
> garage (for your work area) is like $400K.  Association dues $170 mo.  and
> taxes $8K/year.  And they're building hundreds of them out in the hills
> right now.  What the heck do these people do for a living anyway??
Er.. Hyping the internet, speculating shares that go up and up based on
would-be proffits before the companie dissapears in a black hole?
No of course not; no more real mony than virtual mony!!!

Stay happy, Theo.

> ----------
> From: Troy Sheets[SMTP:tsheets at]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2000 9:05 AM
> To: Tony Allgood
> Cc: synth diy
> Subject: Re: Paying the EE dues [long winded]
> On Tue, Mar 07, 2000 at 12:44:51PM -0000, Tony Allgood wrote:
> > >The *average starting salary* is like $65,000/yr. Most companies will
> > now *give you* stock options worth over $100,000 in 4 years.
> >
> > Perhaps its time to move to the US...
> Indeed.
> Someone I know *very* well...
> had 3 years of relevent EE experience, moved to a hot networking company
> in the Valley and now is a multi-millionare on paper.
> Look at the stock performance of some of these companies:
> sycamore
> juniper
> redback
> foundry
> I hear he still has time to play with synths.
> -troy
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