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Theofanis Despoudis Author

I think we should be grateful that there are so many jobs in IT. Have you looked at other sectors lately? It's kill or be killed. So many people are struggling to get by.

Saying that the job market is broken or everyone is stupid is the least of the worlds problems.

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

I'm not sure what choosing good companies and good salaries over bad ones has to do with being ungrateful

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Theofanis Despoudis Author

It is somewhat ungrateful in a sense when some places of the world there is slavery, forced labor,working for 1$ an hour or even worse. And here now we complain why the world is so cruel to us on interviews or we cannot get 5k extra more. We are having a really tough live huh?

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

I don't think we have a tough life, I like my life.

I still don't understand why we should either

  • let our souls being crushed by working for bad companies
  • or accept gettiing a bad economic deal
  • and seeing the valuable opinions that we have being valued as much as we are underpaid

I've done those things when I was younger and I don't recommend them even to people who disagree with me

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Theofanis Despoudis Author

Of course, If you are not happy with your current role, if you feel miserable or in the wrong place, then You are the only responsible for your life and your career options and no-one else. You can always:

  • Work for your self: So that we won't be having this conversation.
  • Work for somebody else: That means you have to look for a new role (with better conditions). That also means that you will have to go through interviews and be asked some of those questions mentioned above. Not bad considering there are so many options there for IT roles and plenty of choices. You don't like it? Don't get it.
  • Retire: As you are done with this world. Time to read some timeless classics.
  • Some other option not in this list:...
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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

Now, this discussion was useful because we started quite differently, and we ended up on a very similar take.

If you feel miserable or in the wrong place, then

  • Voice your concerns in a way that people can understand
  • Exit if you have done the best you can do to explain and they do nothing.

As for me I have decided to follow youur first option and I work for myself!

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