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Devs be like “unemployment where?” Lol we good. Corona who ?

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  • 11
    Don't tempt fate...
  • 0
    An attack against big tech is an attack on all of us.
  • 8
    I know a few devs who went unemployed because covid killed their companies and other companies are hesitant to hire because onboarding isn't as smooth online so :/ one of them has been unemployed for three months now.
  • 8
    Not all devs were lucky.
  • 1
    @Elyz ya I realize smaller companies have struggled but developers positions are inherently remote and still in high demand. My town of 300k is filled with vacant positions. We’re actually seeing significant market range increases with the increase in demand. If your friend still needs a job and works with .net, I have 15 companies hiring
  • 2
    In my experience I got laid off a month into quarantine along with half the staff. It took me a solid 4 months to find a good non contract dev gig.
  • 3
    LOL poverty am I right guys? Exdee *big yikes* on the unemployment xDD Dead family members who? 🙈😂
  • 1
    Read the room man.
  • 0
    I understand like many the first 4-6 months we’re rough. The dev markets now opened full remote and I’m getting calls from recruiters all over the country trying to fill spots cause no one demands in house. 2020 has set us up for a lifetime of decent employment
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    @junon and one can acknowledge how developers have benefited long run from the events while being remorseful for the dead. This was a comment about unemployment, not the sick. Quit being a pussy. We all have dead from it. We’re all impacted
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    Highly depends. Many companies, particularly entertainment / travel based, had to furlough or lay off large swathes of their workforce, devs included. Even many other companies who weren't directly affected froze hiring because they were worried about future outlook, and that in turn caused more problems for those devs looking for work (and also took some recruitment places under too.)

    Fortunately that latter part now seems to be easing and more places are hiring again - and arguably devs have done a lot better than most. But it's absolutely not true to say they weren't affected.
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    @HiFiWiFiSciFi As if most of us are working at FAANG companies? Nah, most devs work at regular companies.
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    @AlmondSauce I’m gonna have to argue that some though. Surely they have been affected especially in that industry. But in my town at least, the event planning Saas company called “EventBooking” has expanded their developer base by 7 people sense the pandemic which for their size is remarkable. I created the platform for a local venue in town that houses about 30k and their ticket servers peaked even during last summer due to drive in concerts and other unique ways they found to ride the J curve of these trying times. I might just live in a lucrative location but I think the travel, food and entertainment industries to name of a few have been flipped on their head and told to service digitally or die out. That puts us in a very needed spot. Idk about the rest of the world but America is not ready for the developer demand. We’re still trying to get kids into cobol so we can have people to maintain the city infrastructure.
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