The subject is currently graduated for four years, and the official job has been changed twice. The first one is two years in a tutoring agency, and the second one is a year and one month in foreign trade. During the period of foreign trade, I really hated my job, so I resigned (rethinking whether I like it or not for a month before leaving the job, and was delayed by the company for nearly two months before leaving).
When looking for a job now, some bosses say that I am “not stable enough”, but personally feel that young people are facing more choices now, and it is easy for everyone to be confused about what they are suitable for (the subject belongs to the kind of Buddhism that does not even have hobbies). However, the two jobs I encountered before were very hard to do well. The first one was in the middle of the agency’s data, and the parents’ feedback was very good; the second one was really exhausting. I had five colleagues who joined the same time. It’s the fourth one to take, plus long-term measurement and development. I don’t like + hate the content of the job. The long-term pain is worse than the short-term pain…
How is your work now? Have you stayed in your own position\company\industry for five years? How is it developing?
I am an old programmer. I have been serving in this company (top 100 foreign companies) for 13 years and my current title is “technical expert”. Many people, especially in the software industry, were surprised when they heard that I had served this company for 13 years. I feel that I am either technically bad or I have no pursuit. Actually, none of them. The reason why I am willing to stay in this company is really because she is really good and meets all my needs. I probably recalled the balance of work and life. In the 13 years of this company, the overtime hours can really be counted. 22 days of annual leave, sick leave is not included. The leader is also very nice. I have never heard of the leader deliberately embarrassing and not granting annual leave as long as it is mentioned. Such gentle work, not to mention in the IT circle where the “996” is popular, is invaluable in any traditional industry, even for civil servants. For young people, high-intensity overtime may not be a big problem. But after 35 people, with a family, and with children, I need to balance work and life. I feel more and more that having such a job is a blessing in life. Top technology My business department, the basic technology is artificial intelligence. In some subdivisions, the company’s algorithms have been leading the industry for 10 years. Although I am just a software developer, I have always been exposed to the most cutting-edge technology in the industry. The company encourages employees to boldly try new technologies, and does not limit the direction of engineers’ development. For 10 years, I have been deeply involved in desktop development (C#/C++), Java back-end development, front-end development, or mobile development. Therefore, compared with some companies, special posts and special personnel, I have no obvious restrictions on the breadth of technology. Soft power In addition to technical “hard power”, the company also pays special attention to the development of employees’ “soft power”, such as speech ability, copywriting ability and so on. And this kind of soft power, the more you develop your career, the more valuable it becomes. I often think that if one day, I lose my current job, maybe no one wants to hire me to write code. At that time, maybe I can rely on my accumulation over the years to apply for some other positions, such as pre-sales, after-sales, trainer, etc. Anyhow, I have a bite to eat. Career Development My career development has generally followed a “technology->management->technology” route. The transition from technology to management is because of the typical “learning and excellence, then professionalism”. From management to technology, it is to follow the heart. Throughout the process, the company remains open, fully respects the wishes of employees, and does not set up any obstacles. I am 44 years old this year, and I still struggle on the front line of programming every day. In this company, it is a normal thing, without a trace of embarrassment. Comfortable working environment I have been to many Internet companies, and many office environments are halls and long tables. Not even the most basic partition. Between the workstations, people are crowded, and I can’t wait to stretch myself to meet others. And our company has a spacious office area, everyone has an independent partition, standard 3 monitors, a workstation, a notebook, quiet, focused and private when working. After work, it is easy to stretch your legs and lie down, or stand up and do a few push-ups. Competitive salary Of course, any company, no matter how good the technology, no matter how comfortable the working environment, is to give too little money, it is undoubtedly a hooligan. In the past 10 years, in the early years, my salary has been competitive among friends with the same qualifications. In the past two years, with the strong development of the Internet, my friends have gradually surpassed me, but many of them are not exaggerated. For example, if a friend earns 10,000 in an Internet company, then I might earn 8,500. However, my friends spent 15% more time for this, but they paid nearly twice as much time, and it was the most precious rest time. In my opinion, this input-output ratio is too low. Of course, I am not saying that this company is perfect for everyone. But specific to me, at each point in time, it may be the most suitable for me. Ten years ago, I was young, and I was short of money, and I was able to withstand high-intensity overtime work. But at that time my salary was very competitive, so I had no reason to leave. Now, although my salary advantage is no longer there, I am already 40 years old and need to take care of my family and health. And now, if I jump to the Internet company that has become popular in 996 in pursuit of a small salary increase, I will undoubtedly be prepared to die. Of course, there will never be something perfect in this world. Even if there is, it will not be occupied by one person all the time. Of course, foreign companies also have problems with foreign companies. First of all, in the past two years, in China, the pressure of competition from foreign companies has increased, and business growth has become increasingly difficult. Maybe one day, I will be laid off. So, today, although I work hard every day, I sincerely hope that this company is good. But I am also mentally prepared. If layoffs happen to me someday, I have nothing to say. I am going to receive the compensation, go home and adjust for a period of time, and then start the next journey of life. But in any case, in my heart, this company and I have very deep feelings. She influenced me, transformed me, and was the most important and pleasant time in my life. I believe that on the day of death, when I am dying of memories, there must be a shadow in my heart that she can’t erase.