I am a 26 y/o college dropout from the balkans, currently employed as a 'marketing executive'.(more on this further down).
Ever since I was a kid I've always wanted to have a career in IT/CS.I went in a CS college and slacked off for 6 years due to being afraid of the challenge and also being lazy combined with some personal family issues. I dropped out after a family hiatus and in need of a job, any job, I landed this current 'marketing executive' role. I've been sort of lucky with it since it's definitely an easy and good paying job and I've been at it for a year now.
But then they sort of ghosted me for a month. I've sent a 'follow through' email to which I got back that 'things have changed in their needs since then and now they need a PHP/Laravel + Vue guy and if I'm interested in learning PHP to let them know'. They told me if I agree in learning PHP I would get their offer, once I accept the offer, since I have 30 days notice, I'd have the 30 days to focus on learning PHP and then when I start at their company I'd learn as I work, and maybe if needed and if possible, a couple of 'training days' before directly jumping into work. I wasn't too excited about this but I wasn't going to let an opportunity go away without finding out more so I entertained the idea of being interested in learning PHP.
Now I'm awaiting their offer and even though I don't know what to expect. I can't say that I'm not interested in kickstarting my web-dev career but I wasn't very keen on PHP even before this, and thinking long term, I'd rather focus on JS since I can also diverse into mobile and desktop development as well as front and back-end web-dev.