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Discussion on: How I Lost My Consulting Job

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Donald

I had something that I felt was similar. I'd been working at 2 startups, one was a rollercoaster in terms of pay, and the other was in terms of work. But instead of relocation, it was wanting me to come in to the office daily vs. a few times a week. It just so happened that at the same time the responsibilities increased, but the compensation would've been far from fair at that point.

I ended up doing full-time work, but I will want to go back at some point to being independent. Though, I'm tired of tech companies and will probably not want to stay in tech forever.

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Nick Karnik Author

Lately, I've started to feel the same way. However, that could just be some form of a burnout given that I've worked with 200+ clients this year.

What are you up to now?

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Donald

I'm working as a Software Architect for a company. I'd be lying if I said I really wanted to add a daily commute to my lifestyle, but the work is interesting and enjoyable. Helping a company transition from legacy technologies (in an industry very slow to adopt anything new) to newer technologies is an interesting challenge for me that avoids all the AI/ML buzzwords I've had to deal with this year.

My problem honestly was it was a challenge to find clients. I spent a lot of 2017 building a product for my consultancy, and the only place that was really intrigued enough was the place that hired me exactly a year after I showed them. I could go on about that experience, but I was experiencing burnout again after everything that came from that business.