Misc. I'm not making enough money...

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  1. garypagetwo

    garypagetwo The Gun Gold

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    Reality is starting to sink in. I lived so many years on barely any money, which I got in the form of student loans/my parents, that I thought making a real income would basically be life-changing. I'd be able to buy the stuff I wanted, travel, etc.

    But it's not like that at all. My credit debt keeps going up and down. I pay it off one month, and it bounces up again before my next paycheck. Also...going on trips and stuff. Saving up for it is going to be a fucking bitch. Like, what the hell...this isn't the life I imagined. And I want to get the new iphone xs 256gb so I can use my apple watch 4 that's been collecting dust since I got it, but a $1500 phone never seems to work for my budget.

    And the worst part is that I realize now that I won't be able to live the life I want unless I make REALLY good money, and fast, before I become an old geezer. Really good money, btw, would be around $200k.
     
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    Lol.

    You've got to learn to walk before you run, garbear .
     
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    garypagetwo The Gun Gold

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    I know, but I've wasted so many years that I have to play catch up now.
     
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    Unless you find a very aggressive startup youre going to have a hard time making that nut in programming.i work with some genius programmers who have been working forever and they aren't close to that.
     
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    You need to pay to support a couple of kids for 18 or 20 years. You have no idea what not enough money is.
     
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    Thelonious Davis Well-Known Member 2010 OG Gold

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    Yeah, but my experience is that most programmers don't know how to be aggressive in their pursuit of a high wage, and don't know how to leverage their worth. In Norway, most people just want a pleasant job that pays the bills plus some more, and the mentality of life-maxing / work-maxing isn't very common. So, like the job I have now, I'm working for a client as a consultant, and I know 100% at the end of my current contract, they're going to offer me a new one with them. The job is very relaxed, not very challenging, and not demanding at all. The other guys I work with are all happily going to accept a new contract with a bit higher pay at the end of their consultant-contract. But, I, on the other hand, know it's not the way to go. I'm going to start going to interviews etc about 3 months before my contract is up, and so when they give me some shitty offer to continue there, I'm going to flat out say no, and leave for a better paying job at some other place. There is a huge demand for developers in Norway right now, and I'm working almost every day after work on bettering my coding skills and broadening my knowledge in the field. The place I work at now isn't challenging enough for me, so I won't stay there no matter what, but at the end of 1 year at a new place, where the workload might be a lot more interesting and challenging, I'm still going to use the same tactic. Start looking for new opportunities a few months before my 1 year has gone, and then when I go in to negotiate salaries, I'm going to tell them to either give me what I want (which will be a reasonable amount), or I have another position to go to.

    MOST developers and people in general are not this focused on maxing their wage. But I am, so ...that's the stuff I gotta do.
     
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    I will be following your story, my man.

    If you get 200k will you buy me lunch in Oslo?
     
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    At least he has a plan, slacker.
     
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    can I come and live with you in Florida and you give me a daily allowance? :D :angel:
     
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    No ones reading this shit
     
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    garypagetwo The Gun Gold

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    Yes. Yes I will.
     
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    go delete bot accounts, fucking simp mod.
     
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    This.
     
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    Life ain't nothin but bitches and money :grad:
     
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    can you imagine the mind of someone who isn't trying in the least to life-max? Probably full of mold. No wonder theyre butthurt
     
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