Uber Engineer Who Made $170K per Year Commits Suicide Due to Job Stress

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  1. travbrad

    travbrad [H]ard|Gawd

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    And it would be equally sad if those fast food workers suffered from depression and committed suicide. I just don't see the amount of money someone made as being particularly relevant here. Going home to a fancy house/car/TV/etc does very little to assuage feelings of depression and anxiety, despite advertising constantly telling you buying their products is the key to happiness.

    You could ask "what does he have to be depressed about?" which is valid question if you only think about things logically, but the person with depression/anxiety/etc isn't thinking logically or rationally. That's pretty much the definition of mental illness.

    This forum/site is all about trivial first world problems. Discussions and arguments about which multi-national corporation makes better GPUs/CPUs. People complaining their encoding times or framerates are too low. People complaining about game bugs, etc. The battery on their phone doesn't last long enough. Apple removed a headphone jack. I'd rather have any of those "problems" than suffer from debilitating depression and anxiety, but I'm still going to complain about all that trivial stuff too. :p
     
  2. wuzupfoo

    wuzupfoo Limp Gawd

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    Of course it is but we dont kill ourselves because of it. My Ryzen setup doesnt recognize my RAM and I come on here to bitch but Im not going to put one in the head because of it. Being stressed is one thing killing yourself because of it is another all together.

    EDIT: Additionally at this point its probably pretty obvious he had other problems..
     
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  3. potency

    potency Gawd

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    This is exactly why I will likely never work for anyone but myself ever again. If I had children, I'd be still be stuck in a crappy marriage and a shitty job, but I'd make the sacrifice for my family. I can't remember when I was this happy.
     
  4. daemon616

    daemon616 n00b

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    I just joined the 6 figure club and relapsed into drinking. I'm about to go to rehab to detox and then follow with an intensive outpatient program. Sometimes success does weird things to those who have issues.
     
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  5. sleepeeg3

    sleepeeg3 [H]ardness Supreme

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    I've worked in restaurants. Those jobs aren't meant to be permanent. You can't make anything off of all the work you put in, especially if you make the federal $2.13 minimum wage/hr.
     
  6. Almighty ODST

    Almighty ODST Gawd

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    You obviously have no idea how depression works.

    EDIT: My point is that maybe it's insensitive (it is, no doubt) but it's more ignorant than anything. 'm making an assumption but your comment to me says that you think he shouldn't have anything to complain about because he made a lot of money which is complete bullshit. That is NOT how depression works. Anybody that thinks killing themselves is the better alternative is quite obviously depressed.
     
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  7. vegeta535

    vegeta535 2[H]4U

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    They are not but people do work them permanently.