GSOH preferable but not essential
March 12, 2010 9:02 AM Subscribe
32 year old web developer seeks new job before this one drives him insane. Where can I go from here...?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Like many geeks in web development, I started doing a little web site building while I was at college doing a IT degree. It started out as a hobby, and it became my main job when I dropped out of college.
That was ten years ago.
I've taught myself html, css, php, js, a little java and a little perl. I'm not bad at it, but I'm getting bored of pointless projects for a company that never goes anywhere (probably 2 of my last 10 projects actually got completed before the client got bored).
I still love web development as a 'hobby', but I'm resenting it - which means I can't code stuff for fun now either.
So, I ask you, what sorts of jobs can an html/php/css type bod transfer over to without taking too much of a pay hit, when he has no degree he can flash at all the "graduate only" roles that are appearing at the moment? £20k is pretty much my floor wage.
If it helps (although I doubt it does) I also love photography (talented amateur territory), woodwork (ditto) and driving (gods gift, obviously). I dislike telephones and I couldn't sell water to a hungover man in the sahara.