Whether I am actively looking for a job or not, optionality is important.
I am not advocating not learning things for 20 years. I think it is ok to skip 1-2 years, then you check state and learn framework, relax, learn something fun, relax, learn framework, repeat.always one not all.
Luckily, right now, everything is in the right place for my current job.
- they are paying me above the local median (we are talking Atlanta here not Silicon Valley)
- the technology stack we are using is not bleeding edge but in the right place in the hype cycle.
- I think they will continue to do so for the next two years.
But you’re right. I’m not going to spend my time learning the latest frameworks if I am not going to use it at my current job and I don’t see myself in the market within six months. But if my company ever got too far behind the market, I would have to start preparing.