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rhymes

I worked for three early stage startups in my career and I literally had no time to do anything else other than work there. I barely had time to go grocery shopping or see friends. I definitely did not have time for side projects...

On the contrary, when I worked at 9 to 5 job in an established company I could have freelanced on the side if I wanted to :D

It probably depends on which kind of startup you join but there's often an implicit (and explicit) agreement that you might not have a job in a year or less because as you said, most startups fail.

Side income, if you can keep it up, is a good strategy though

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Agree with you on the level of commitment required on startups but those kind of hours mostly involve the co-founders. An employee however has different stakes in it, and should have a sane working routine. Also agree on 9-5 routine in established companies, they struggle to keep you busy even in normal work hours :D

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rhymes

Agreed on the should but in my experience is not always like that, unless you join a startup later in the game. Well, I might have just been unlucky 🤣

Regarding corporate jobs and busyness, yeah, it definitely happens to have nothing to do or down moments. After all the 8 hours work day repeated five times a week is a fictional concept we all agree upon and also quite recent in the history of mankind. It can't be the right formula for every company and every employee. Fortunately one can have side hustles now 😛