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Should Senior Devs Accept Less Salary?

Should Senior Devs Accept Less Salary?

Career
You've worked hard to get where you are. You are a much better developer than when you started, back in the dark ages where we didn't have these easy tools that the "kids who think they are so clever" do now. You've paid your dues. Why on earth should you accept less money on a new job that your last? Well, in a perfect world you shouldn't. In the real world, we are faced with the reality of some middle managers who do not understand tech, always under pressure to cut expenses, and like the newest buzz words of the month that they see on the CVs of the younger cheaper hires. Economics lessons from the road The Celestial Circus I learned a valuable lesson in career economics, far from the tech world and a full 20 years before I set foot in Silicon Valley for the first time. At ...