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Always choose a dev job over a Senior Dev job

  1. #1
    filtration African Astronaut
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  2. #2
    Bugz Space Nigga
    I'm confused. I thought you were talking about Linux install
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    Lanny motherfucker
    Ehh, I find the "senior" designation means I don't have to fight with people over stuff as much, don't have to explain why something I want to do is a good idea. The "lead" role is usually a scam that means more work and zero additional dollars, but at least as a senior you get money.
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    rabbitweed African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Lanny Ehh, I find the "senior" designation means I don't have to fight with people over stuff as much, don't have to explain why something I want to do is a good idea. The "lead" role is usually a scam that means more work and zero additional dollars, but at least as a senior you get money.

    The US is pretty much the only place where developers are widely respected. If you want more money in the rest of the world, you start telling or advising developers - who are line workers - what to do.
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    Lanny motherfucker
    Originally posted by rabbitweed The US is pretty much the only place where developers are widely respected. If you want more money in the rest of the world, you start telling or advising developers - who are line workers - what to do.

    I was more talking about interactions with other developers than like stakeholders or whatever, although I guess that’s a thing too.

    In the US dev manager salaries are on average a bit higher than dev salaries, although it’s definitely possible to end up higher paid than your manager. So yeah, still plenty alienated from the value of your labor as a dev, but I guess if you’re going to do it, the us is the place to.
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    rabbitweed African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Lanny I was more talking about interactions with other developers than like stakeholders or whatever, although I guess that’s a thing too.

    In the US dev manager salaries are on average a bit higher than dev salaries, although it’s definitely possible to end up higher paid than your manager. So yeah, still plenty alienated from the value of your labor as a dev, but I guess if you’re going to do it, the us is the place to.

    Even though I'm "more senior" than a developer I still probably only earn what some senior dev in the midwest earns. Which is twice what I used to earn as a senior dev here.

    Long term play is to definitely get US clients, I'm niche enough that it's viable, but networking is a motherfuck.
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