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Discussion on: Be careful who you work for!

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Hassan Pezeshk Author

The whole story is, I was working at a startup for a couple of month until it failed. After a couple of days I got a call from another company saying "We'd really like to work with you". I went for the interview and what I heard in the interview was "If you wanna apply abroad for studying, this is the right place to work" meaning this is the kind of work that is being done in the better countries. Also they asked me if I knew Redis, Node.js, Elasticsearch and DevOps (Which I said yes to) on top of Php which was the actual job vacancy. Cut to a week after, I turned down another job offer and went to work for them. What I was actually working with there was php and mysql on a really bad "kinda framework" with nothing else on the stack. And this was not the whole thing. There was only one other Back-end developer there and he was full-time (I was part-time cause I'm still a university student) and they were used to that, although they were using sprints and agile with Jira and Bitbucket. The problem here was they were not used to dealing with a part-time developer who's not available all the time. All the unnecessary pressure and bad stack made me lose my passion of coding and reduced my performance significantly which I didn't realize until one they I was developing an API as a kind of add-on to the whole project and I was supposed to do that on Lumen framework. After coding for a couple of days on Lumen I realized this is the kind of stack (bare minimum) I should be working with. I regained my developing passion and performance when I was coding with Lumen and then I realized I'm not where I should be! And the rest is history.

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Tobias SN

Sounds really interesting! I’m sure this could go as a post of it’s own.

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Hassan Pezeshk Author

Yeah, maybe I'll do a post on this too