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After a little over a decade working in the software industry, I would put the bozo rate for employers at about 9/10. Though I don't have much direct experience hiring developers, I get the impression that they have roughly the same spread. This industry is like the music industry or Hollywood: a few gems in a sea of nobodies, all looking for a piece of the action. If you're a gem but not in the loop, it could take while to be discovered.

A developer who has changed jobs every year could be a bozo themselves, or they could be a star talent who hasn't been lucky enough to find an equally valuable employer. If it's loyalty you want, find one of the latter and give them a good working experience. They will be very very grateful.

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