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Discussion on: Why Older People Struggle In Programming Jobs

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Adam Nathaniel Davis Author

This definitely wins the award for Comment That Made Me Think The Most Today. (Don't you feel honored??)

The "unemployable" thing gnaws at me. On one hand, I think I enjoy the pure act of coding now more than I ever have. And I know that my overall coding prowess is stronger than it's ever been.

On the other hand, it feels to me like some of that ancillary political stuff keeps getting amplified in my gigs. To the point where some might say that I'm "unemployable" - even though I can code now better than I ever have.

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Mike Bybee • Edited

I've come to realize this about myself: I'm far less averse to the risks inherent in early stage startups than I am to the BS which has inherent potential in all companies, but which only grows exponentially with company size.