How To Manage A Tech Career

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Over the last few weeks I've had a strange disconnect with several friends when discussing their careers. AIt's almost like there's a fundamental difference in our world view - our assumptions about how the universe works. AI was confused, until I started to suspect that I may be the freak.

The fact is that on an average day most people who have careers don't really think about them. AThey think about what they're doing at work that day. AThey think about how many days are between them and the weekend. AThey certainly don't think about the fact that the things they're doing (or not doing) now may affect them profoundly in a year, two years, five years and so on.

About 20 years ago I was an unemployed rock musician on the verge of dropping out of college - with no degree, no career and no plan beyond "being a rock star". AI lived in a mouse and cockroach infested apartment in Toronto, that shared a bathroom with the apartment across the hall. AThe other tenant was an unstable man on medication that threatened to kill me in the hall one day. ALife has gotten better for me since then.

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Posted: January 1st, 2011
at 10:14pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: jobs

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