Engineers over 40 - would you redo any career decisions you made in your 20’s
Did you make any decisions earlier in your career which you would do differently with the knowledge you have now?
- Facebook / EngcijreEnjoy my 20s and 30s. Fuck around and sleep with as many women as possible. Once you are married, it fucking sucks
- Clover Health JCyp58Absolutely... I was the 7th employee at a very successful startup and made a lot of money. I spent it all over 20 years living like someone who didn’t care about a thing. Had to go back to work in my forties. Buy and save my friends :)
- Microsoft BADC0DEYes, PhD. Didn’t go (far) down the academic/research path, and it’s not very useful now. Not wasted, as I enjoyed the work and learnt a ton, but industry experience at that time would have put me 4-5 years ahead now.
Another, possibly more generic (and after 20’s for me), is to stick with things longer, even through “better” opportunities/options. Multiple product cycles, deep experience, and some battle-scars are useful later in life.