That Blind link is a real gem, it shows the sickening sense of entitlement that the techies have these days, even while working for a deeply troubled business that is entering terminal decline.
But you kids deserve your RSUs! At a secure, 40-hour a week job.
I remember the first time I met a "data scientist". For some reason, she had been assigned to our team.
"So you're an analyst?"
"No, I'm a data scientist."
This was said with such overwhelming pride and arrogance, that this girl, who had probably taken some stats, maybe Python, and learned a couple of M-L tools (correlation engines, pattern matching, big deal), well, she was just so science-y and STEM. She was Michaelson AND Morely. A real giant. A scientist!
In my book, she's an analyst. Now go find some patterns in the data, see if you can add value somewhere. Do something. She is probably a director now, because female. And those RSUs.
My larger point now is that technology people extort from the real underlying business and extract much of its value, even though the frameworks and tools and techniques have advanced so much as to make work so much easier today.
Nordstrom should cut its Technology headcount to well below 1,000 and find a better use for the savings. Any "engineer" with total comp above $200K (already absurd) is insanely overpaid and should be shown the door.
You are clerks with keyboards.