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Got an offer.
Should I just accept my fate as a code hamster?

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  • 6
    Good for you!
  • 6
    Congratulations!

    Here's a carrot!
  • 2
    What does "code hamster" mean?

    is the job not your particular field of interest or?
  • 6
    Will you be able to pay for my experiments with that salary? If so, yes, if not, let's keep looking
  • 1
    @Jilano Underrated advice.

    @NickyBones whoaaa!!! Congratulations.
  • 4
    Maybe not answering the questions was actually the correct answer.
  • 0
    Congratulations, good stuff!

    Next time, believe in yourself a little more 😊
  • 4
    Nah if you barely knew anything but you kept them talking for 90 mins it's more like a, "ight they'll learn on the job and they're chill, that's fine"

    At least that's what I'd look for when hiring
  • 1
    @LotsOfCaffeine I actually wanted to pursue a PhD....
  • 3
    @NickyBones ohh that's nice, but not always easy financially I would assume

    imo it can't hurt to gain some industry experience before going further in education, but I would say pursue your dreams if it's viable
  • 4
    A firend of mine once was asked what's the difference between a browser and a search engine. He has been talking for like five minutes without knowing the answer.
  • 1
    Yaaaay! Good luck breaking your pure and pristine scientific mindset with the real world and human factor
  • 0
    @NickyBones why is that we don't get to pursue what we want?

    Like I am struggling for a job and not getting one... I am learning crazy at current job.

    You have a job and want to go for PhD.

    Someone wants to learn skills but cannot..

    Why is life so stupid.. lol
  • 2
    @uyouthe I have several years of industry experience though...I've seen enough real-world in the moronic companies I've worked for.
  • 5
    @F1973 Because life fucking sucks.
  • 1
    @NickyBones I didn't expect that response. Lol
  • 3
    social skills are underated
  • 1
    Go for it !! Congratulations, only suggestion is negotiate a fat sum
  • 2
    @LotsOfCaffeine they are similar to code monkeys but smaller and chonkier.
  • 1
    I'd be scared.
  • 2
    @kwilliams And immensely more fluffy.
  • 1
    @kwilliams thank you for clarifying
  • 0
    Code hamster...
  • 1
    @cafecortado

    Must be since the last interview I went to I got 100% !

    Whilst the other person who was late and got 0, ended up with the job..

    (They had a friend who worked there..)

    (Actually, I think almost everyone there was 'their friend'..)
  • 4
    Bro, It is called improversation...
  • 0
    Actually I'm reminded of all the jobs I got before (Non-IT related..) where I told them I had never done that before, and they hired me on the spot !

    "I'm sure I can wire up that socket without turning the electricity off, I just gotta not touch any of the wires.."
  • 0
    @NickyBones is it safe to assume you're fluffy then?
  • 2
    @Tayo When I wear a fluff suit
  • 1
    You are a code monkey now.
  • 1
    Congrats!
  • 3
    @NickyBones In France, we have "CIFRE" contacts which make it easy to build a one time partnership between a company and a university around a student, such that the students gets both to pursue a PhD AND have proper pay (usually slightly lower than what the company would pay the employee as full time engineer).
    You mention having experience, so maybe the salary still wouldn't fit even if similar stuff exists where you live, but that might be worth looking into.

    I'm entering my last year and although it's had its lows, it's been a very fulfilling experience. Some of the stuff I learned in there truly changed the way I think around certain engineering issues, and it's already come in handy too my colleagues. And now that even my advisor sometimes needs pause to follow my stuff inspires confidence in the thing you hear most when doing a PhD "you are now THE expert on your subject of study". It's hard, but I find it absolutely worth it :)
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    @CptFox Wow! Thanks for letting me know, I will look into it.
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