The software engineering market is heating up. VCs and crypto are sloshing money like it's free, companies are vying for remote competition, and even BigTech is offering huge out-of-band raises.
Folks are getting 30%+ compensation bumps just for staying put. That never happens 🤯
But the market is bimodal, if not trimodal.
Salary gains are going towards senior engineers and technology experts. Folks who can drive the company forward with little to no supervision.
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At the hairdresser, do you like to carefully explain that your hair should be cut by 0.5in in the front and 0.7in on the back, oh and make it 1.5in shorter on the side ... oooooor do you like to say "You know hair, make me look good"
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