Career change?

Microsoft / Eng
radix

Microsoft Eng

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Akamai Technologies
radixmore
Apr 5, 2018 9 Comments

In one more year I may have enough cash to pay off my mortgage. Thinking of scaling down to a remote/part time job to support family (wife works so that helps) while thinking about next steps. Just get bored of software engineering. I’ll miss the perks though, healthcare, food, gym etc.

Anyone in the same situation? What did you do? Or is it a “phase” and will pass?

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  • Facebook public
    Just changed jobs, tech is a lot more than just swe
    Apr 5, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Eng
      radix

      Microsoft Eng

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      Akamai Technologies
      radixmore
      OP
      Any suggestion? I wouldn’t want to be a PM or test either.
      Apr 5, 2018
    • Facebook public
      Partner engineering, sales, business development, corporate development, strategy, partner management, analytic, security, HR etc. Dont know what you are I interested in there are tons of roles that many people forget about!
      Apr 5, 2018
  • LinkedIn FruSw3183
    Life is short. Your life is ticking away. Do things you will not regret. Money can always be made, but time cannot be bought.
    Apr 5, 2018 0
  • HealthNow / Eng Plateaux
    Op, check out mr. Money mustache, the concept of FIRE, financial independence. Why not get out and do things that you love, while pulling in a tidy sum of passive income 😉
    Apr 5, 2018 0
  • Oracle D:eW
    You are already in a country club. Why leave
    Apr 5, 2018 0
  • Cadence rXDL38
    Pivoting in career sounds fun. But what’s the best approach? Companies want to hire what u are already good at.
    Jul 26, 2018 0
  • Coursetake
    ikbR08

    Coursetake

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    Amazon, Microsoft, Groupon
    ikbR08more
    I moved from tech (software engineering) to tech business (general manager). I enjoy a lot more now. I took the MBA route and it helped me transition.

    Do what’s best for you and what gives you motivation. The world needs smart people like yourself and I’m sure you will find a way to solve some of its problems.
    Apr 5, 2018 0
  • Amazon azo
    Yeah I'm thinking of getting out of tech too, so board, but I still want to upswing my pay so I'm just looking at tech work in other sectors now
    Apr 5, 2018 0