I have an interview to switch to a different team in my company. That should cut back on the context switching and allow me to focus on one stack, and mostly UI at that. It will still have the corporate policies and BS like any other team at the company. I'm hoping there's another idea I haven't heard yet. I'll check out those posts. Thanks!
Government jobs are usually easy to coast through.
Also, places with lots of B and C players usually are easy to coast through. The thinking is you can do less, still be better than these people, and not get fired. The trick is to not show you know TOO much though. Otherwise you'll get a ton of work on your plate that these B/C players can't do.
Yeah, I'm trying to avoid places with politics. If my current job didn't involve so much office politics then I would probably say I could coast here. But working on the politics is one of the more annoying parts and definitely takes up some time.
If one's development doesn't matter and hasn't been rewarded, then it seems it's a moot point. Who cares if I stop improving if my job is one that I can coast at and still get paid? I'll never be a highly paid dev. Total comp is finally a bit over $100k this year due to a company wide bonus.
You can coast in a lot of jobs at Google and Microsoft (speaking from experience). It was a bit of a trap for me though, and wasn't a great feeling coasting though as I wanted to build / achieve things.
Any tips on how to get placed on these coast teams at FAANG? I'm currently working on a side project and it would be awesome to have a FAANG-income working 20-30 hours a week so I can grind on my project w/o having to sacrifice my savings.
The perception these companies has created is totally bullshit and you are self selecting yourself out.
Although these companies create artificially high barriers, most of the work is pretty ordinary and my colleagues are pretty ordinary too. That's totally OK because people would be very unsatisfied and leave if they were working too long below their ability/aspiration.
Sure, there are the big throbbing brains here and there but that's maybe a few percent. Most SWEs are just stringing APIs together, doing boring YAML work or whiling away their days in meetings.
Wow, that's a bingo on my day today. Literally started with a meeting, did some API integration work, and fiddled with YAML a bit. Just a run of the mill small healthcare software company, but there's work to do and the people/leadership are pretty good, so I can't complain.