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mistermocha

Sticking around isn't just about feedback, but also longevity of project. Spending a quarter turning up a new service and spending two years maintaining that service require different mental skills. You don't get the skill of maintenance without working a long stint.

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I think you just pointed out one thing I missed in the post. 2-3 years is a good amount of time to start seeing the results of some long term decisions. But what about companies that prefer to keep you for 5-10 years? At that point there's a much greater advantage for the developer to leave while the company still prefers they stay.