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molaram282144dYeah. I was supposed to be a MD. Too much study so I quit hoping the technology gold rush will pay out more&faster.
It did pay out but not to my initial expectation, I saved no lives, on the contrary I fucked up many.
So...make damn sure you know what you want and don’t ever forget what you’re breaking your ass for. In the end it will be worth it.
KDSBest25244dWhile working I stood up and directly felt back and was dizzy. Hospital measured 220 mmHg blood pressure systolic, which is deadly if you don't know. Happened after working 80+h/week for multiple years and my current boss at the time was an asshole.
Hospital rejected any work related thing for me for 3 weeks. Heart everything is fine.After 3 weeks just reading fantasy books and not touching any work related thing. I was set free again. I switched jobs after that and even later was self employeed. Never had it again. You normally don't feel burnout till it happens.
Btw. I don't regret the experience it was life changing for me and I used it to get out of the rat race. Money isn't worth it and it's easy in tech in my country (germany) for me to earn a shit ton of money as freelancer. My 10years+ networking pays off there. Now I work for Microsoft earn less than freelancer but having a blast of fun here.
Just too make sure burndown happened before self employment. Love self employment!
i kinda feel like i've been experiencing perpetual burnout for the past 22 years, since i started working.
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