How much exp in programming for nomad life?

How many years of exp in software/data engineering you had before you were able to get fully remote contract and afford to live in cool party city, like Tokyo or idk Bangkok? I need some motivation to get through current boring parts. Also tell me your technical domain if you can.

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do that kind of life and very soon you'll end up turning into the underground man from dostoevsky's novel

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      i have not read that yet, how does it compare to Whatever or No Longer Human?
      BTW OP here i have 2.5 year of experience as basic b***h softeng but recently i am trying to uplevel to data engineer. I already work remote but i need permit to go abroad type of work, and i dont earn much. But i do hope few years in data engineering if God wills i will earn good money and be able to move out to some place where party never ends and there i will be able to meet gf!

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Every second post here is "i am digital nomad this digital nomad that", yet no one wants to answer my one simple question?
    Why is that so?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Gatekeeping to keep normies like you from infesting a lifestyle earned through experience.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        i am not a fricking normie, i am avoidant schizoid, 28yo who fricked just once (a prostitute), from poor background, bullied in youth who did everything he could to get into this career (and i succeeded - i just need help with next steps).
        Dont you dare calling me normie, homosexual

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    are you going to have a job or be self employed?

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You could probably join some shit start up right now with 2 yoe that doesn't give 2 fricks about where you work.

    I've been fully remote since 2020 but the job just doesn't work with being nomadic. You are still expected to answer slack messages for 40 hours a week so what's the point?

    Working remotely only saves you from having to commute.

    Go into a different field if you want to be able to enjoy a nomadic lifestyle.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not OP, but what field do you think he should go into?

      I've really started to hate my tech job. I even get to work from home but it's still awful because I'm basically on call 24/7 and at any moment I could have to login and fix some stupid bullshit.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Basically you have to start your own business or go into grifting (courses, content, consulting, coaching).

        The truth is, you're gonna need to be available 9-5 east or west coast hours for most jobs, which means your life in Thailand would suck. I just tried to do it in Europe, working 3-11, I seriously hated my life. It works in the americas though. And of course some people enjoy those hours. But to answer your question, however long it takes for you to find a remote job. No reason you shouldn't be able to do it as a junior. You still need to do your job.

        The fact is you need to have a very specific sort of job to be that kind of digital nomad, or willing to risk it. Your own professional ethical code may be different... I'm no loyal employee, I would just get anxiety if I wasn't online and available.

        The truth is if you're trying to digital nomad in order to extend your travel life style it sadly doesn't seem possible. You just have to be a youtuber or some shit which itself sucks. Life is just shitty unless your parents are paying for you to travel

        I agree with everything.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The truth is, you're gonna need to be available 9-5 east or west coast hours for most jobs, which means your life in Thailand would suck. I just tried to do it in Europe, working 3-11, I seriously hated my life. It works in the americas though. And of course some people enjoy those hours. But to answer your question, however long it takes for you to find a remote job. No reason you shouldn't be able to do it as a junior. You still need to do your job.

    The fact is you need to have a very specific sort of job to be that kind of digital nomad, or willing to risk it. Your own professional ethical code may be different... I'm no loyal employee, I would just get anxiety if I wasn't online and available.

    The truth is if you're trying to digital nomad in order to extend your travel life style it sadly doesn't seem possible. You just have to be a youtuber or some shit which itself sucks. Life is just shitty unless your parents are paying for you to travel

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You could probably join some shit start up right now with 2 yoe that doesn't give 2 fricks about where you work.

      I've been fully remote since 2020 but the job just doesn't work with being nomadic. You are still expected to answer slack messages for 40 hours a week so what's the point?

      Working remotely only saves you from having to commute.

      Go into a different field if you want to be able to enjoy a nomadic lifestyle.

      My question was more about earning wage than fact of remote job. How long it took you to earn enough to move to Tokyo/London some other cool country. Because for sure I won't do shit there with 120k per year job even if remote.
      Yeah, I thought about it, timelines are problem. So best idea I feel would be job in multinational company with Japanese sector for example (company I am already working in for example) and to get project inside that company that requires you to move there, because for example they want you in their Tokyo office few times a week or something. But in that case question would be : how much years of experience and how niche your skillset must be so your company will want to move you to Japan or SEA for that specific project?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >how niche your skillset must be so your company will want to move you to Japan or SEA for that specific project?
        Highly doubt any programmers skill would be niche enough to warrant that. I used to go to week long onsites in NYC and Texas back when I worked for a bank, and some VPs would get to visit india once every few years, but nobody ever needed to move.

        Product management could be more easier to justify if the product is being built for a specific region. But then you're looking at 10+ years of experience at least just to get into that position.

        There's nothing glamorous about being a wagie, ever, no matter what industry you're in.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >There's nothing glamorous about being a wagie, ever, no matter what industry you're in.

          Nailed it homie

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      100% true. I lived in Seoul and Tokyo while working remotely in tech (~4 YOE) and it was HELL. My days started at 10pm, ended around 6-7am. Felt like I really wasted my time there since I wasn't really awake during the day much, and my circadian rhythms took a big toll too.

      If you're completely async, then /maybe/ you could pull it off, but I really struggled with it doing a job that I'm pretty good at.

      For what it's worth, most bosses don't want "digital nomad" employees because they're (rightfully) perceived as slackers. Don't tell them you intend to travel much while you work before you get hired.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    atm it's pretty competitive... cscareerquestions is like 20% people crying and it has 1.2m followers

    i graduated and no one was handing me a job... begged for even basic IT positions and was ghosted or ignored after several interviews. eventually left the usa

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    5 years, working at a faang on distributed systems, unlimited work remote, though i end up working like 6 months out of country, and 6 months in country (at office/home) or whatever

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      how the hell I get a job as a normal person with a CS degree.

      I can’t live with my parents for 6-12 months and apply to 1000 jobs, currently not even in the states since it was so difficult

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        im not sure what your goals are for specific kind of job, but assuming you're not going for top companies, i think just having a resume with the correct buzzwords and maybe some open source projects demonstrating that have some passion for programming or system design is prob enough

        if you are going for a top company, you're going to need to grind leetcode or similiar until you can consistently solve like 2 mediums in 30 minutes (assuming you're going for a new grad job).

        but ya, atm it seems like the industry has not completely recovered from the layoffs over the last year

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          thank you

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    web dev jobs really suck balls, for a relaxing job in cs u need to do embeded or non-web non-server apps, so you can manage your own time

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      embedded?? Means you need to have access to small devices with very limited networking or often airgapped? Means you need to live very close to such device because you will have to commute there every day?
      Great idea for remote job then! Do you have other great ideas? Maybe network security for goverment?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >he doesn't TDD
        shiggy

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