I like what I do for a living.

I build software, mostly from scratch or early stage products. Those are different industries, different companies, different technologies, frameworks and languages. Systems that impact economy in a different way.

When I develop software I am picking different parts of same project and try to understand how companies earn money and what are advantages of their software. What are required regulations and requirements to sell the stuff.
How the money flows from client and what they’re changing for. I especially try to understand stuff from business perspective.
When I pay my debts and luckily be still alive but unemployed and with minimum income from stocks / properties rental I will have plenty of time to duplicate many of those businesses.

I picked programming cause it’s touching all parts of economy basically without any skill requirements and certifications. It’s young impactful industry that is luckily not yet regulated. You just need laptop, like to solve puzzles and have plenty of free time and you can create everything. Never forget about it.

Cloud corporations try to make people think differently but it’s just that simple.

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    good boy.
    what makes me wonder, is
    when do you find time to code in all this?
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    @bad-frog I think any programmer needs to understand a large portion of it. Perhaps not in as much depth as to clone the company but if you don't how can you understand the problems and write software that actually solves it properly?

    I speak with the CEO regularly he even likes to bounce some ideas of me and listens to any concerts or ideas/solutions I have. This really helps (partly psychologically) the impact of what I do.
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    To be blunt if im hired as a developper, you give me a problem and i solve it. Thats what im paid for.
    If i am to ponder an outfit's place in the market and its future, pay me a consultant fee.
    There's an order of magnitude between both salaries. Because, obviously, there's an order of magnitude between both responsibilities.

    Now i can understand that what you typed above is what corporations like to hear.
    And thats exactly what i will write on my resume/motivation letter.
    But i will never think it. And neither should you.
    By giving the least and taking the most you would be just returning the favor.

    I point that out because what you typed kinda sounds like an excuse to stick to an underpaid unexiting job "for the motherland", or in this case, for the company.

    but hey, the alternative is not a rope, but having personal projects instead of investing yourself thatmuch. and once those bear fruit you can tell the man to pay up or get busy with himself in the closet.
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    ...or youre aiming for CTO and in that case you are absolutely in the right.
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    @bad-frog It is just how I am, you may be completely right. The CTO is firmly rooted. Never checked if I'm going to be the replacement when she retires. There is another division in the works (still early stages) but they like me to head that. I'm not sure if I'm going to be around that long though. I did have an interesting conversation Monday ๐Ÿ˜‰.
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    Well, if i understood you right, the stars have aligned for you.
    You are a valuable element to your company and, more importantly, are recognized for it.
    Seems i prematurely jumped to conclusions.
    For my defence, with all the stories i witnessed , heard and read about, everytime i see dedication i immediately think exploitation.
    case in point:
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    @bad-frog no you where spot on. Perhaps not as bad as other stories but yeah I'm worth more than what I get.
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