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Old 25-04-2022, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Don't need to be too harsh. People do not know what they do not know. Most people do not look at cycles and focus on what is likely in next 2-3 years (which is tech will still pay well)

The young SWE / tech seem to think their industry is infallible. But they probably dunno that it is actually not that hot just a couple of years back even though big tech firms are always around. Computer Science cut off for local uni has a pretty low bar if you just look at it a few years back, and I don't think the local graduates are paid that well in 2010s. Obviously we have more tech firms now. But things like uber, facebook, amazon and others have been around since early 2010s.
I agree its harsh but it needs to be said for those young people who would listen. Like you said, too many young people view employment trends with rose tinted glasses. I'm giving them a dose of brutal truth and reality. Why do i say so? Because I was the excat same idiot 15-20 years ago, just like that guy. I thought I was invincible, indispensible until i am not.

But don't get me wrong here, I am not saying don't put in effort in your day job. That's NOT what I am saying. I'm saying put in as much effort into building multiple source of income as you have with your day job. That way you have more security AND options even if you eventually lose your day job. You can, for example, spend a year to take up a new course and pivot your career into something else. An option that would be unavailable if you only have 1 source of income i.e. your day job. I learned this the hard way. Better late than never.

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