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One place I worked full-time they were gonna teach me assembly in exchange for me playing receptionist occasionally.

Then they hired an external programmer to debug some horrible mess in C despite me telling them I was quite capable of doing it. No, it was for tax reasons (ie rorting the system) so it had to be outsourced.

Then they said they couldn't afford to teach me assembly because it meant other programmers would have to do overtime (that they weren't gonna pay for).

Meantimes I was doing unpaid overtime almost every day.

I gave them lots of chances to do the right thing but after 6 months I gave my notice, only to have them begging me (on my second-last day!!) to stay and actually offering more money.

But I was smarter than that.

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