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Details? What’s wrong with “lean startups” ?
Startups are also almost always led by investors and/or sales people, and neither of these give half a flying fuck about you or anyone but themselves and/or their current potential buyer.
No satisfaction from doing your job well.
Job might disappear without notice.
And the pay is usually crap, too.
Does that sound fun?
@Root There are a lot of exaggeration in your post!
50h weeks : false. We don’t do mandatory “hackatons” or “Stay late to finish crappy PoC”. Usually at 5:30pm there is only me and another dev.
Low pay : false (well, falsing). Currently recruiting 2 devs (front :90k, back : 80k). A developer who started with us 2 years ago at 30 is now at 50. (Junior/intermediate level)
Driven by sales : OFCAUSE ! It’s the goal of the company. I have my word to say. If it’s n-th client asking “Do you have connection with “insert any software” ?” It’s answered by my and my answer is always “We can do it, if you pay”
@Root Crappy code : Unfortunately true. No time to properly manage it. Few comments. Some aberrations which should not exist. Just today saw a pull request: 3 edited files. 3 times SAMES lines of oce.
Stressful : Yes. Because as a developer you have a responsibility of everything: from security to GDPR. Once we had the full customers list outputted in one excel file. Because a developer forgets to filter by ClientID.
But it is also extremely rewarding. And I don’t want to return to 9-5 job where I “worked” 2/h a day and just went of reddit/forums/9gag for the rest of the day.
Since we are just starting out, we can't pay you immediately, but we PROMISE once the money rolls in and ~~only myself~~ we are rich, we'll pay you what ~~we assume~~ you're worth!
mksana2731yIsn't the whole point getting shares of the company instead and then hoping for some big arse company to acquire the startup for an ungodly amount of cash, boosting the sales price of your shares to the high heavens?