Author: Zack Language: text
Description: Confidence Timestamp: 2014-09-08 17:59:22 +0000
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  1. I was recently laid off from a previous employer for what I originally presumed to be general incompetence. I was told that my code was really good but that I just wasn't working fast enough for them. The company, however, had recently made a pivot and wasn't turning a profit. I was told that I would need to be out by the end of the month and that I shouldn't tell anyone that I was leaving until I got a new offer so they would just assume I decided to take another offer. After thinking about it, I feel like my employer's real motivation was to save face since he told the developers we would be safe from layoffs. I really feel like coding is what I want to do professionally for the foreseeable future, but I've lost some of my confidence after these recent events.
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  3. How can I build my confidence as a coder as well as speed up my work? Does it seem like I am reading into the situation too much, or does the employer seem to have a valid point?
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