| ||Ask HN: 40+ Career Advice?|
384 points by nextstep40plus 4 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 229 comments |
|So many recruiters are looking for senior developers like me to join their early stage team and to do development and assist junior devs via knowledge sharing.|
But I don't want to exhaust myself helping other people. I want to do things for myself and for a client. I would prefer to get a more rewarding position:
* Not in an open office
* Possibility to work from home
* Android + Spring Boot
* Not so many meetings
* No incompetent managers who induce stress to people
* Colleagues who are calm and quiet but enough sociable to perhaps grab an occasional beer and have a nice chat
Do these kinds of jobs exist? Do you suggest I go solo and take on development jobs myself? I think part of the problem is that many companies around expect the workplace to have open office and so on and many cannot provide me with a work environment I can thrive in.
I'm 40 years old without any children and would like to be able to not be stressed and work overtime and solve hard technical problems and move towards a more rewarding job where it's not so stressful but interesting creatively and my work is valued so that I can balance well with my life.
Do you understand my question? I don't want to take on roles that people want me to do but find jobs (by your insightful ideas) that suit me better.
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