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I recently started working with Python. The IDE I use highlights every potential typo and stylistic error as I type. A variable name like Lenght would be flagged immediately, even though it is syntactically legal.
My goal when coding with the IDE is zero flaggings of code. In the long run it is worth it.
Handed in my letter of resignation last week.
Just one more month to go and I'm off working for another company
Not sure which one yet, but I'll have plenty of new learning opportunities
I've been doing the same thing at my current company for far too long and just needed a new challenge.
Can't wait to get started on a new job
I didn't know you guys cared so much, but don't worry about me being out of a job.
I've got two possible employers lined up to take me on board and plenty of backup, even when things go awry
I'm currently talking to two possible employers who would like me very much.
They both sound like I'd want to work there so I'm still in negotiations.
I'll know which one by the end of next week
«While I complain of being able to see only a shadow of the past, I may be insensitive to reality as it is now, since I'm not at a stage of development where I'm capable of seeing it. A few hundred years later another traveler despairing as myself, may mourn the disappearance of what I may have seen, but failed to see.» Claude Levi-Strauss (Tristes Tropiques, 1955)</
The way I see it I'm not brave and not stupid, I just know my chances.
You, on the other hand, are calling me brave and stupid based on assumptions while you don't really know anything about my situation even when I'm quite explicit in that I can take some unforeseen circumstances, now that's what I call stupid
You know what they say, to assume makes an ass of u and me
Worst case scenario, I'm starting at a new job in a bit more than a month.
Best case scenario, I get one or two months off to work on personal projects and do some well deserved relaxing
Those are both pretty sweet
Having worked as a programmer and software engineer for more than 30 years, I have lived through a few downturns in the high-tech world. I know that no matter how good we are at our jobs, we have no guarantee of long-term employment. Even working for a large company is no guarantee against downsizing when the profit margin drops too far. Working for the Government is an option, if (a) you are satisfied with government pay scales and (b) you are willing to put up with the soul-deadening bureaucracy.
Given that (a) I have a family to support, and (b) I am not independently wealthy, I cannot afford to give notice for an existing position before I have a contract for another position in hand. Your tolerance of risk may be higher than mine.
If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
Yeah, of course, I totally get that.
I've been in the same situation when I just bought a house and had no savings.
However, I'm single, living on my own, with low monthly costs, some money in my bank account and two very interesting companies who want me.
Even when things go wrong I'll have another three or four months or so to find a new job before I'll get in financial trouble.
I still have some paid work lined up, so that extends it with another two months.
And I could take any job for any salary and I'd still be able to pay my rent.
If all else fails I've got a safety net called mom and dad who'd be willing to give me a loan so I can extend my job search with yet another few months.
The only risk is that I don't find a job, any job, in six months, which is a risk I'm very willing to take in IT and today's industry
Especially given the fact that I've already called off two job offers and I'm ignoring new ones almost weekly.
Yeah, I actually thought this through.
I told you not to worry, didn't I?