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    Interesting, if you dont mind, could you elaborate on that?
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    @illusion466 well the way to get into tech companies is to master Algo/DS pretty much...

    I got a finance degree, at the urging of my parents...

    I still became a pro-dev tho but at a bank which compared to a tech company is crap....

    And yes I did try learning it by myself but with work and life now... It's sorta hard to really find the time to focus and master it all...

    Honestly I could probably do perfectly well at any tech company bc I think I've got enough hands-on experience but you need AlgoDS to get in.... 😔😔đŸ˜ĸ😞☹ī¸
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    It's not really the CS degree itself but that you basically spend 4yrs prepping to get past the interviews at least...

    And my finance degree is pretty much useless...
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    My coworker has a finance degree. Dont think its done much for him either.

    In my experience, my degree hasnt helped much i dont think. Interviewers mostly asked about the one large project I worked on, and how I collaborated with stakeholders and solved business problems.
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    @illusion466 hm... No 4 rounds of technical questions about algorithms and like HackerRank problems?

    After getting in it's useless yes but to get in.. u need it...

    Business problems are meh... Most of my day to day problems involve trying to figure out and fix production code written by monkeys.... i.e. cleaning up crappy code that should've never made it into production

    What I basically think everyday:
  • 5
    Well that could do it but for me I don't think I'll be developing for the rest of my life, I think only throughout my 20's (still three years left) but after what I saw, and the amount of effort and thinking to end up no one giving a shit and managers think they are gods and we must obey them I've had enough and I just want out.

    If i'm ever going to code I'll do it for personal projects only! where I enjoy what I do, think and actually plan and not just: do this because I know more than you do, and that advice ends being something similar to "using cordova + phonegap instead of native for a heavy app"

    Don't regret where you are just focus on where to be. I my self almost done with my MBA and when I'm done, I'll start the transition from dev to business world.

    My glasses are getting thicker, I don't want to go full blind ...
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    @gitpush well for me tech seems to be my thing it's just that I need to find a good company that don't put me in a team of monkeys....

    And tech companies seems to be the solution as they usually keep the monkeys out... Hopefully...

    And they pay more fairly..I think...

    The only problem is it seems hard for me to get in when though I can code well and solve real problems... Just not those technical problems they ask in interviews... And well actually getting interviews itself is hard...
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    @billgates that's the problem, find a company that keeps monkeys out. I've only found large corporations that actually do this. Don't know about US companies, but here it is just the same in almost most of the companies ...
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    well I don't think it would make much of a difference anyway .. you're cool my friend ..
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    @gitpush US dev here, mostly monkeys.

    Source: *monkey screech*
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    @AleCx04 good luck with that :\
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    @gitpush I don't mind. I do things mostly for money since pride and beauty do not put food on the table and boi am I making money. What gets tricky is letting the correct people know what you know.
    Example, i work mainly with basic front end and php backends, pretty simple shit, but the guys in the Java side of things where I work suck, actually I am the only actual computer scientist with an actual comp sci degree, and every time they try to get me to help them I simply reply "not at this pay grade". You got to find that balance. The things that I do like doing come mostly from contracts I get through freelancing. Which here in where I live are comming up nicely since I already sorta kinda made a name for myself.
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    @AleCx04 yup just no for the paycheck either increase or get out
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    Afff don't regret on that
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    @riteshx95 on the job no... Getting in yes...

    It's just practice but in college you get it drilled into you...

    Outside you have to find the time and willpower to force it down....

    I've been coding since I was 6 but never really needed to use this stuff explicitly but yes knowing a bit helps but the amount needed to pass a tech interview is overkill....

    I fine it's prolly more useful to know how NOT TO CODE LIKE A MONKEY then to be able to regurgitate how to specially implement quick sort...
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    @AleCx04 even at FANG?
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    @AleCx04 money yes but I want to be more satisfied with how I spend 40hrs every week...
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    @billgates which is why I have different jobs, the meh one and the yay one.
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    @AleCx04 well I can't go into contracting so can't have multiple and need to stick to 9-5...
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    @billgates oh I get that. I am merely saying what I normally do to keep a balance. It sort of works. I am exhausted most of the time but I hate the idea of not having money and I have a family so it is all worth it in the end :)
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