Saturday, June 04, 2016

Programmer, Fired After 6 Years, Realizes He Doesn't Know How to Code

From PayScale:
This week on CSCareerQuestions, a Reddit user reveals an unfortunate situation that sounds almost too much like HBO's Silicon Valley to be true. OP was fired after spending six full years working at a well-known tech company in the Bay Area.

Now, our friend reflects on his time there and admits he may have made some mistakes along the way: for instance, automating his job to the point where he forgot how to code. Let's investigate what happened and see what OP can do to salvage his tech career.

After graduating college with a computer science degree seven years ago, OP landed a job in the Bay Area doing Quality Assurance work for a tech company. And, being the savvy tech person that he is, OP automated almost all of his tasks after eight months on the job. So with most of the hard part of his job done for him, OP had some free time ... six years' worth, in fact. Let's see how he spent it, in his own words...

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