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From salesman to programmer
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how I managed to
escape my comfort zone

by Anonymous

In 2013 I was 26 year old with roughly seven years of experience in sales and client communication, working as a salesman in a local car dealership. I was not happy with my line of work. Although quite experienced in my field, I was dissatisfied with my professional career. As a way out to better things, I was studying business management part-time at a local college. This turned out to be more of the same, so I was planning to drop out.

Before I did though, I decided to take an optional introductory course to programming, because I had no idea how any of our software works and how it is built. The course was rudimental and meant for people with almost no previous interaction with a computer besides everyday use and web browsing. The course was based around the basics of C#, and the tempo was so slow that during the almost 40h course we barely covered loops. However, since the third lesson, something inside me clicked into place, and I wanted to know more about this world I was dipping my toes into.​

Hardest decisions are the ones that matter most​

Making life-changing decisions is hard. On the other hand,, I had a job that I had experience in. A job, that was paying me enough to live comfortably, and that could grow as I continue to build my sales techniques and client base. This was my comfort zone, even if I did not love doing it. The other option was to risk it all and quit my job to start school with people almost ten years younger than me and learn something new that I was truly interested in. Unable to make up my mind, I applied to the Computer Science program at my local university, almost for the fun.

I was accepted. It was apparent to me that if I was going to do this part-time. I had tried it before with my business management major, and I wanted to focus on the degree at hand. If I would have had to pay a tuition fee, I would have buried the tuition. But money was still an issue since I had to leave my job. If I sold my car, I could live on the money for close to a year out of the three year period. By applying for a student loan, I could stretch it to a year and a half. I decided to take the risk and handed in my resignation letter. I sold my car and filled out the application for a student loan.

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Dec 31 2019

From salesman to programmer
------

how I managed to escape my comfort zone

by Anonymous

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In 2013 I was 26 year old with roughly seven years of experience in
sales and client communication, working as a salesman in a local car
dealership. I was not happy with my line of work. Although quite
experienced in my field, I was dissatisfied with my professional career. As
a way out to better things, I was studying business management
part-time at a local college. This turned out to be more of the same, so I
was planning to drop out. Before I did though, I decided to take an
optional introductory course to programming, because I had no idea
how any of our software works and how it is built.

The course was rudimental and meant for people with almost no
previous interaction with a computer besides everyday use and web
browsing. The course was based around the basics of C#, and the tempo
was so slow that during the almost 40h course we barely covered loops.
However, since the third lesson, something inside me clicked into place,
and I wanted to know more about this world I was dipping my toes into.

Hardest decisions are the ones that matter most​

THE ANNOUNCE MENT COMES
AS UBER HAS SEEN A
PRECIPITIOUS DROP IN
RIDERSHIP

Making life-changing decisions is hard. On the other hand, I had a
job that I had experience in. A job, that was paying me enough to live
comfortably, and that could grow as I continue to build my sales
techniques and client base. This was my comfort zone, even if I did not
love doing it. The other option was to risk it all and quit my job to start
school with people almost ten years younger than me and learn
something new that I was truly interested in. Unable to make up my
mind, I applied to the Computer
Science program at my local university,
almost for the fun. I was accepted. It was
apparent to me that if I was going to do this
part-time. I had tried it before with
my business management major,
and I wanted to focus on the degree
at hand. If I would have had to pay a tuition fee, I would have buried the
tuition. But money was still an issue since I had to leave my job. If I sold
my car, I could live on the money for close to a year out of the three year
period. By applying for a student loan, I could stretch it to a year and a
half. I decided to take the risk and handed in my resignation letter. I sold
my car and filled out the application for a student loan.

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