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Discussion on: Ask the engineering manager: career development paths in tech companies from junior, through senior, to staff

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Mirza

How much does economics come into play when hiring software engineers? I think companies whether small or big want to increase there profits and 1 way of doing is to hire in 10x hackers/full stack devs in small numbers.

Another problem which I see with this paradigm is burnout. By having 10x hackers to do everything, companies are becoming complicit in the outcome which mentally & physically stressful. Working 40-50 hrs (even 70 hrs especially if you're a video game developer) on every level of application development is unrealistic.

Employees are humans not androids......