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Discussion on: 3 types of people in software development without skin in the game

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Do you need to have 'skin in the game'?
Companies in my experience don't particularly care about their devs or keeping them so job-hopping is encouraged, and I have experience with being shot in the foot for being motivated enough to see things through and having 'skin in the game'.

Sell your skills to the highest bidder.

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Sandor Dargo Author

I think that's a fair point. I always discourage people from working too much. One should not do unpaid overtime, but I think we should do our best in those X hours that we are paid for. Partly because of professional pride, partly because I think that if you do your best, you'll grow more and you can get a better next hop.