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You do learn framework of the day while job hunting. You do not have to learn every framework of the day while having a job.

No job is permanent - always keep your running shoes around your neck.

Whether I am actively looking for a job or not, optionality is important.

Yeah, but it is not like learning framework was months of effort. You learn it fast we you decide to.And it is not like job would disappear completely unexpectedly - you can see the signs.

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.

It depends on what I’m optimizing for - to add value at my current company or to add value to my resume for the broader market. Hopefully I can choose a technology that lets me do both. But if my company is paying me an higher than median wage, and I see things going well at the company I’m with now, I optimize for learning what I can to ask for more money where I am. If I don’t see that happening and I can get more somewhere else or I’m falling too far behind, I’m optimizing for buzzword compliance.

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.

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