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molaram3639289dI'm afraid the promised land ran dry. Years ago. You're still young mate, GTFO while you still can or you risk dying alone, blind, fat and sick and poor. It will only get worse.
And don't fall for that BS propaganda you see everywhere, that everyone has a chance, and if you work hard enough you will make it. It's fucking bullshit.
Ubergeek240289d25 is a bit less - it should start at 60 - otherwise you have to move to the US
jdebs393289dThere's a lot of red flags here. Why were you in Uni for 7.5 years for only one degree? I don't know what specializations are, if they added to your CV maybe it was worth it, but usually someone who takes more than 4-5 years for a single major doesn't look great.
You keep saying IT - are you a software engineer? IT makes me think of the guys who install printers and network software. Important jobs, but don't pay as well as software dev.
Why do you fail your interviews when it comes to group work? Communication is very important in this industry, and collaboration is key. Even if you want to work for yourself as a contractor you have to be able to work with your clients, so there's no escaping it.
Sounds like you're more interested in a high salary than being a dev. You don't have to spend 20+hours outside of work to keep up, if you are pushing yourself at your work you will keep up naturally.
Not trying to be hard on you, just pointing out areas to improve if you want. Good luck.
foniho54289d@jdebs Specializations, are post-graduation, like a master degree or something similar in a specific area, like Software Engineering, or Security/Forensics, etc.
It took me 4 years for CC Bachelors Degree.
Currently I work as a developer. Before I also had worked as IT support. When I say IT, I mean tech in general, developers, IT support, network, etc.
I know that communication is important, and I try to do my best!
Those interviews I mentioned were years ago and they actually were group work, but all the time the work to do was not related to IT, it was more related to finance and business management. Also people in my group usually said some dumb thing that I think ruined it for the others.
I'm interested in having a good life, being able to save money and at least buy an apartment, so that when I get old I have a place to live.
carboneum61289dI am sorry but your attitute is not so great. I also work as an developer and for me this job is not just an paycheck. It is an hobby and I make it for fun.
I mean the sallary is important for sure, but complaining that you have to improve your knowledge beside your job sounds ridicoulus for me.
I read blogs and posts about development all the time, because I want to learn new things and stay in the game, I do it with fun. I know many people that share this opinion. I am sorry, my intention is not to hurt your feelings, but it sounds for me that you are doing your job against your will, that is hard and unproductive at all, with all things.
zemaitis3782289dSeems like IT was not a good fit for you. If you dont have passion for what you are doing then master one language and go to corporate, find a cozy place and sit there. Stop sitting on reddits such as cscareerquestions and stop comparing yourself with silicon valley idiots. I spent 4 years in uni and then 3 years travelling around and working in europe. Now my salary is around 40k euro a year but where I live cost of living is low, I have loving family and feeling much better then when I was making 60k in another country where I was always an expat without actual roots.
It boils down to your priorities in life as well as finding your strong side. I had this colleague who was a mechanical engineering graduate, was hired as a junior embedded systems dev but was not fit for that position, so his only responsibility was managing our inventory instead of coding. Later he switched to management in a warehouse company
Dont buy into fake software fairytale. Find what fits for you.