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genesisk5

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my current job is software developer and it takes too much dedication by both mentally and physically(overtime work). I have only 2 hours to spend on my own business & self education during weekdays and although it's a software dev job, it only has trifling repeatitive works which is not helpful for practicing high level programming skills. I'm pretty sure self studying with udemy courses and analyzing open source projects would be much helpful for that.

so I decided to quit this job and get a new one with fewer working hours even if it will pay less. any jobs with less hours will work but just wondering if there are generally recommended ones among fastlaners for this purpose?
thank you very much in advance. best regards.
 

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I've always been a fan of smaller businesses for this purpose. A small business usually doesn't have as many jobs that are a repetition of the exact same thing over and over again. People have to do 2 or 3 things, anything from customer service to design to closing the shop and counting the money.

Even though the business is small, it helps you see the big picture. You can understand how the business works from working for a fairly short time in one. When you start to see the business as a system, you've learned something that's valuable to you as an entrepreneur.
 
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genesisk5

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I've always been a fan of smaller businesses for this purpose. A small business usually doesn't have as many jobs that are a repetition of the exact same thing over and over again. People have to do 2 or 3 things, anything from customer service to design to closing the shop and counting the money.

Even though the business is small, it helps you see the big picture. You can understand how the business works from working for a fairly short time in one. When you start to see the business as a system, you've learned something that's valuable to you as an entrepreneur.
sounds good. thank you man!
 

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my current job is software developer and it takes too much dedication by both mentally and physically(overtime work). I have only 2 hours to spend on my own business & self education during weekdays and although it's a software dev job, it only has trifling repeatitive works which is not helpful for practicing high level programming skills. I'm pretty sure self studying with udemy courses and analyzing open source projects would be much helpful for that.

so I decided to quit this job and get a new one with fewer working hours even if it will pay less. any jobs with less hours will work but just wondering if there are generally recommended ones among fastlaners for this purpose?
thank you very much in advance. best regards.
I hate to say this, but..."it depends." I mean this in all sincerity.

Some examples to clarify. If you dream of running a dirty job franchise empire, say in plumbing or carpentry, then good candidate jobs would be as an apprentice in those fields. Even better if you can get in with a small firm as suggested by @Rabby so you can learn the skill and the biz.

However, if your dream is some sort of online opportunity then a small biz selling, marketing, etc as programmer may be more appropriate.

Even some larger firms are good if they have active programs to help employees move around through different branches/departments. Many do this in the hopes of growing slow lane mid+ level executives to stay with the company. But this is also a great way to get experience in all facets of biz while keeping a roof over your head until you're confident enough to move out on your own.

Sorry I can't give you a simple answer. But so much depends on our individuals desires and strengths. It's challenging in the beginning when we don't know what we want or have a over riding desire to do some specific thing. Opportunities that expose us to different things can help us to make the decisions on what to focus as we get more experience.
 

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