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Discussion on: How I Made 30000€ In 3️⃣ Months By Quitting My Job 👨‍💻

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Lawrence

Certainly, in general, employees get the short-end of the stick in on a lot of issues that larger corporations are able to weasel around, but in this case, you have to ask yourself, "Would you have built this if you hadn't worked there?", "Were some of your features based on what you worked on?", "Were some ideas for execution uniquely representative of the company's product?" Not specific to yours since I have no idea, but in a lot of cases, it's fair to say that a company's investment in their product should have some protections from rogue ex-employees, and drawing the line between intentions can get pretty gray in court especially if you're going to be standing opposite a team of lawyers.

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Marc Backes 🥑 Author

At the end they’re happy that I provide them with a solution they need. I’d not consider myself a rogue. Especially because I wouldn’t have published it if they’d have refused.

I’m on excellent term with my former boss. Nobody is mad.

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Lawrence

Yes, I understand. I did my best to indicate that I was not speaking about your specific situation/experience. Sorry if it came across that way; I just wanted to make those points because people see the post title and go "aha, I can do that too", and odds are it's not going to go down for them like it did for you. I think the more important message in your post is finding the courage to leave a job, investing in self-training if necessary, and looking towards the future.

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Marc Backes 🥑 Author

You’re right. I should add this to the article