College is a place where you're surrounded by people every day and get forced to do group work, presentations, and other social tasks to graduate. You're expected to maintain a consistent schedule, follow hundreds of tedious rules, cross every t, dot every i, and jump through whatever hoop they give you on time… To the people here complaining that they're graduating CS degrees to end up working with normalfags here's a wake-up call for you: YOU ARE A NORMALFAG. WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU EXPECT.
>You'll have to learn whatever clusterfuck of frameworks your company uses, and instead of doing things the way you prefer, you'll have to follow the "enterprise software" way
If you were hoping that a CS degree would be all you need to get a good job think again. Being a CS grad only tells me you're mediocre; posses no special skills or knowledge; and have probably never created anything of value. I know this because like thousands of other students: spending 4 years learning how to color between the lines leaves no time to fail (or succeed) at anything in the real world. Compare that to someone with a genuine passion for the subject, 4 years is nothing.
>The high salary is for a reason. It is very stressful dealing with retarded managers who try to push more and more tasks on you in shorter deadlines.
You mean like college? I have no sympathy for you. College was all to train you to be a good little factory goy for your shit-tier employers. You posses no special skills or accomplishments, and compete with every other pajeet. Sorry, but you did this to yourself.
What you never learned in college is there's more than one way into a company. The never ending stream of monkeys line up at the front – that's you. But me– I just walk around the side and pick the lock. Then, maybe talk to the first person I meet in engineering about how I've taken advantage of a new processor instruction for speeding up their machine learning library. Not exactly that because I'd get arrested (lmao), but you get the idea.
I know you CS grads are kinda slow (ironic given how much time you spend on Big O), so I'll say that was metaphorical. The truth is I've never stepped foot in an office or cubicle before. That's one of the many perks of being able to learn and build things independently. Because I've already done a bunch of shit I get people coming to me. I'm not desperate for a job so I can pick and choose who to work with. So far I only work remotely with strong control over my schedule- something to think about on your long commute every day at 6 am, LMAOs.
By now I'm sure your ASS is red raw and you're starting to foam at the mouth. Believe me- the purpose of this post wasn't to brag. It was to point out how terrible most of the advice in this thread is and how particularly bad an idea getting a tech-related degree is if you want to have a -GOOD- job. If you can do everything on your own for free and get a much, much better result, then why the fuck wouldn't you? Is it that you're scared to fail? Because that's also bullshit. It's possible to aim so high that even if you crash you still land on the moon. E.G. Tried to learn AI from scratch. Crashed. Landed on learning statistical data analysis techniques instead. Accepted good remote offer from LIT as fuck startup.
I can already hear the butthurt. T-THATS just a meaningless platitude, t-that can't possibly be t-tru -BE YOURSELF-. People who have had more setbacks earlier in their careers tend to end up with better outcomes over all. This has been CONSISTENTLY my experience too. Because you learn from your mistakes. Here's a few of my personal examples:
- When I first wanted a tech job I applied to this shit-tier local accounting company.
- Got rejected because interviewer kept mumbling questions and it was too awkward asking him to repeat himself after Nth time.
- Later got interviewed by an amazing startup and did much better. 100% remote at like 4 times the accounting salary. I made sure to turn the audio up ;)
- Every open source project I've ever worked on. Y-y-you can't make money from this. GNU / Dick cheese. Etc. Well, maybe not always directly… But
- Initially wanted to build my own software and start a business. That failed, so I said fuck it and put it all up for free on Github.
- In a few months they were slowly used by other tech companies.
- Got two job offers from different startups via email.
- Ended up making so much $ from that job it was like I'd been employed the whole time working on open source shit.
- Resigned from old job because boss was incompetent as fuck.
- Interviewed at a bunch of startups but hated them all (got several offers.)
- Decided not to accept any offers.
- Currently working on my own thing again and getting harassed by companies.
- It's been fun as fuck, haven't had a real job for like a year now.
- Spend most of my time gaming if I'm being honest.
- I probably won't succeed but this will land me my next job.
I've earned a lot. No college degree. All remote work, all at my own pace and schedule. I've been paid 5k just to write one email before. And that's how you milk the fuck out of them fat cows. Yeeee haaaa. Good luck doing this if you're a college fag though.
>4 years being spoon fed how to follow orders>Whipped every time you don't meet a dead line>Chastised for walking off the well-trodden path>Zero creativity or time to think>Waging to make money>Money to make waging>Learned sense of helplessness>Won't look for anything better>Deep ingrained fear of fail (not an F!!! :*(
Good goy. Very good. Your performance review is almost coming up. So I trust you'll be working late again today too ;>)