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    7 months ago

    I dont understand why these guys taking another 9-5 job. They already have all the money in the world. Just go travel, enjoy life but no these guys want to be bound by a clock and a manager. Lol

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      7 months ago

      Some people just want power and recognition which you don’t get if you just travel and enjoy life.

      I could also so it being pretty exciting being at the forefront of a new technology and wanting to put all the things you’ve learned or been researching to use vs just quitting and feeling like you’re wasting that time you’ve put in. Probably doesn’t feel like a job if this is the case.

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        7 months ago

        Yea I know a guy at work, he been here from past 18 years. He starts at 7:30am and finishes after 6pm. At first I thought may be he’s working but now its been more than 1year. He genuinely enjoys sitting in the office. Poor fella is divorced and have no friends but enjoys the little power of position he has at work. Lol

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          Ya there’s a guy like that at my work too, he gets mad when he’s forced to spend his vacation days. Love asking him when he gets back if he had a nice vacation, always get a hard no

          And my work is super boring, mostly solving server errors, barely any human interaction at all

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      7 months ago

      Being a CEO for a company like this isn’t being “bound” to “the clock” of a “9 to 5 job.” It’s a lifestyle choice for sure, and an aspiration for an even greater lifestyle. But they aren’t bound.

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        CEO has to report to the board. So technically “board” is the manager.

        Also in Sam Altmans case , he joined Microsoft so now he is more like “manager” who report to the director and director reports to CEO. Lol the pyramid sounds not so fun.

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      7 months ago

      Some people, me included, really love our work. It isn’t related to power (for me), just pure enjoyment.

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          7 months ago

          Software engineering. Currently in the defi industry, but historically a dozen of different industries.

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            7 months ago

            Damn I dont know how you guys do it. I can’t even sit straight for one hour staring at a PC and you guys stretch it to 10-12 hours. All I can say is that any company to have guys like you is really lucky.

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                How… unrelatable.

                Don’t get me wrong, I find satisfaction in what I do. At a certain point, though, given the resources I’d like to work on my own projects.

                Maybe that is what these guys dream about with AI so I can’t knock them. Just seems too involved.

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                  Part of it is what you said, “work on my own projects”. That’s what I feel I’m doing. While I don’t legally “own” the software product I’m building (usually), there is still a strong sense of ownership I feel when I’m building software. I want it to be perfect, something I am proud of. A masterpiece. And I spend embarrassingly large amounts of time perfecting and researching.