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50 points by thrway14102017 8 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 48 comments |
|I have this cognitive dissonance. We're running a self-funded startup (not profitable, burning money, I'm paying) with 3-4 fulltime remote engineers and are looking to hire more.|
I feel like most people working for us are just there for the money - which is absolutely understandable, because I would be exactly the same. With most people I interview I feel like they're either unqualified, total scammers who are unable to write code, but can speak well, or good engineers whose approach is "Fuck you, pay me". And I get it. I do. I wouldn't want to work for anyone and I remember how I hated it. Now I'm doing the same to other people and it depresses me.
I would quit this whole thing and would just retire writing code myself and working on small projects - if not for my co-founder who pushes me to deliver. He means well and he's doing a good job himself, but as he's not technical, he doesn't realize the level of stress and complications I'm dealing with. Most days it's just stress and I'm not happy.
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