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by FuzzyDunlop
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Trusts & Estates
Replies: 16
Views: 4070

Re: Trusts & Estates

Interesting. I’m a private client associate at a tax boutique. We deal almost exclusively with high and ultra high net worth. In our practice we don’t use any drafting software. I consider the partners I work with to be very knowledgeable and leaders in the field, and they don’t feel comfortable wi...
by FuzzyDunlop
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Trusts & Estates
Replies: 16
Views: 4070

Re: Trusts & Estates

Just to be clear, I never said 9-5, just that the hours are regular and predictable. Number of hours varies significantly from firm to firm Do you do house visits or meetings in-office after regular work hours or weekends? Think about it - 1 hr consultation, 1 hr drafting and preparing documents (e...
by FuzzyDunlop
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48472

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

Not CS related but this seems like a good place to ask about tech startups Have an interview with the COO of an early stage tech startup (they recently completed series A funding round) for in house counsel position. The role is really exciting but I have no idea how to evaluate the chances of the ...
by FuzzyDunlop
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48472

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

eh would take w a grain of salt. def has a bit of a personal vendetta, he's making tons from the interview course side gig, and his whole shtick is 'intentional' clickbait. but yeah the h1b process is fucked and fb can be stressful as hell (i personally know techlead and joma tech (was on the same ...
by FuzzyDunlop
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48472

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

my work got terribly busy during the last month that made interview planning a little out of whack. like this is p much the most fast-paced place i've worked at. this industry pays well but work can be crazy demanding. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CIXZljyQAo And this is coming from a guy who wa...
by FuzzyDunlop
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: Anyone considering going back to school?
Replies: 22
Views: 6003

Re: Anyone considering going back to school?

It’s more for better hours than money. Anybody coming from biglaw or midlaw is looking at a massive paycut. I think you underestimate how much software engineers make at good tech companies. Which is pretty common for people not around big tech companies or in certain cities. The high end is much h...
by FuzzyDunlop
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: Anyone considering going back to school?
Replies: 22
Views: 6003

Re: Anyone considering going back to school?

beep wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:59 am
:roll:
Good luck getting a reply to your question about UI/UX bootcamps. :lol:
by FuzzyDunlop
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: Anyone considering going back to school?
Replies: 22
Views: 6003

Re: Anyone considering going back to school?

Fuzzy, I am not at a law firm, I work at a large IT Company (as a computer geek doing InfoSec work). I have been in the industry for a quarter century. Oh, my apologies, I thought you were strictly a Lawyer. You actually have credibility. I am simply pointing out to anyone who is enticed by the spe...
by FuzzyDunlop
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: Anyone considering going back to school?
Replies: 22
Views: 6003

Re: Anyone considering going back to school?

As jobs went away in the crash that followed the 90s tech boom, so did many of the perks for those jobs that remained. Time will tell what becomes of the current jobs and their perks hold up if they are not backed by ever increasing stock prices and venture capital. Yes, I'm sure the future market ...
by FuzzyDunlop
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: Anyone considering going back to school?
Replies: 22
Views: 6003

Re: Anyone considering going back to school?

I would like to point out that many if the people referenced in the above NYTimes and Business Insider articles Likely owe a significant portion of the wealth to the growth in value of company stock. Wow, really, you think? You just pointed out something the article stated. Being surprised at or po...
by FuzzyDunlop
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: Anyone considering going back to school?
Replies: 22
Views: 6003

Re: Anyone considering going back to school?

It’s more for better hours than money. Anybody coming from biglaw or midlaw is looking at a massive paycut. I think you underestimate how much software engineers make at good tech companies. Which is pretty common for people not around big tech companies or in certain cities. The high end is much h...
by FuzzyDunlop
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: Anyone considering going back to school?
Replies: 22
Views: 6003

Re: Anyone considering going back to school?

If you check out the computer science thread in this same forum, you'll see a decent number of attorneys asking about coding bootcamps or obtaining a computer science/software engineering degree.Even if you Google it, you'll see the question asked on other law forums. It's sad, because you know they...
by FuzzyDunlop
Tue May 15, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48472

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

As somebody who's worked a high-paid/low-skill job, it can be kind of soul-sucking if you're the wrong personality type for it. Especially if you hang out with a lot of gunnery, ambitious people (which given that we're on the off-shoot of TLS, a lot of us do), it can kind of eat at you to realize y...
by FuzzyDunlop
Mon May 14, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48472

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

for the talent to fill Senior SWE positions, ive heard managers say they can't find talent, but not sure if it's due to real lack of talent or due to unwillingness of managers to pull the trigger on who they want to hire. hiring someone and getting them to a point where it all works out requires a ...
by FuzzyDunlop
Fri May 11, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48472

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

for the talent to fill Senior SWE positions, ive heard managers say they can't find talent, but not sure if it's due to real lack of talent or due to unwillingness of managers to pull the trigger on who they want to hire. hiring someone and getting them to a point where it all works out requires a ...
by FuzzyDunlop
Wed May 09, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48472

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

Guest wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 4:46 pm
Would you say that UX is more accessible of a field to break into for somebody without a CS degree or background?
http://www.karenx.com/blog/how-to-becom ... gn-school/
by FuzzyDunlop
Tue May 08, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48472

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

Suralin, glad to hear you weigh in on non-developer engineer positions. I'll admit to being in the 99% of people who had no idea those roles were "bad", or destroyed your career, or was the equivalent of being a lawyer in a JD-preferred job. I never said that these positions were "bad." I never sai...
by FuzzyDunlop
Mon May 07, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48472

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

^Aw FuzzyDunlop, and here I thought you were an SWE. You seem so knowledgeable about tech that I'm somewhat curious whether you're also considering making the switch. I don't want to be too specific, but I use to work at a tech company everyone here has heard of. Also, most of my network is made of...
by FuzzyDunlop
Mon May 07, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48472

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

guest in the 2nd quoted post. re the "cushy" job part, there may be some truth to that perception in the bolded, but my point is that there is nothing like the term "cushy" job in tech. no one uses it, it doesn't reflect well on the person using it within the tech industry. tech people typically tr...
by FuzzyDunlop
Fri May 04, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48472

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

You know how in law school, the law students feared or hated the curve? Oh, you're going to be so thankful it's there in computer science to save you. It'll be a good experience for you, where unlike in law school you're mostly competing against Americans, in CS you get to take math classes with st...
by FuzzyDunlop
Wed May 02, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48472

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

The precise criticism of the bootcamp model is exactly the scenario that you're describing below - that you can't learn enough programming in three/four months to pass technical interviews. Raw talent and aptitude is a huge part, but there's also a large amount of raw knowledge you have to get thro...
by FuzzyDunlop
Tue May 01, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48472

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

(Different guest) Good points above, especially about bootcamps. On the start-up point, it's less the fact that they're unknown until they make it and more that there are a lot of them who don't offer equity and either don't pay or offer $10k stipends. Great for the founders if they make it, possib...
by FuzzyDunlop
Tue May 01, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48472

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

What are the options available to a lawyer who wants make a career switch into CS and has a year+ of living expenses saved up? I' work too many hours to make enough progress studying on my own after work to actually make a career switch. I've considered bootcamps, but I've heard such mixed things, ...
by FuzzyDunlop
Tue May 01, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48472

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

Usually the jobs are so cushy I don't know people who leave. They typically try and make management or more often climb their SWE seniority ladder (usually 5 to 7 levels). The people I know who have left often go to startups to try and make it big financially, once as you say their growth flattens ...
by FuzzyDunlop
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48472

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

Looking forward to FB being the recipient of a series of multi billion dollar fines related to the GDPR. Should do wonders for their stock. I see FB stock volatility as an opportunity. When it recently dropped, I bought more. It's been doing great for me. If the stock drops significantly (below $15...