042 - Should I Quit My Job?
14 Nov, 2017
Quitting a well-paying, decent job to become a programmer is a big decision. This episode is all about the pros & cons.
Although the initial impetus to pursue a coding career was very reactive to a bad situation, I truly threw myself into—and got excited about—pursuing a career as a developer. But as the sting of a bad work situation wore off, all of the great things about the job I’d be leaving came more into the forefront. Not to mention the stories out there about non-diverse, workaholic workplaces in tech. Is this really a good decision?
No answers guaranteed in this episode, but here’s a glimpse into the thought process involved with leaving one career for another.
- Learn more about Effective Altruism
- Learn more about 80,000 Hours - lots of great research on choosing a career for personal fulfillment AND the greater good of the Earth. You can also learn about them in this TED talk.