When Misery Loves Company
Play • 1 hr 22 min

People like negative conversations more than they care to admit and this week we dive into why is it that the tech community (and society) gravitates towards those kinds of conversations. From social media handles biting us in the ass to our employers not having our backs, we discuss moments when we've invited negative energy and incited it in our careers.

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2:00 - Taking it slow with Steph to Austin
3:15 - Thanksgiving with CoolBlkNerd
5:45 - The last semester for Step
6:30 - Learning about gRPC
08:30 - Learning how to cook in 2020
10:30 - What happens when the side hustle becomes the main hustle?
11:15 - Who quit their job???
13:30 - Show meat
15:00 - The origins of this topic
17:30 - Why we still have reality shows
19:30 - The definition of insanity
23:30 - Why people who tough it out through the rough times will always be valued
26:00 - Taking accountability of your feelings
28:00 - Accumulating negative feelings during your journey
31:00 - When your social media handle bites you in the ass
34:00 - Who you are in different aspects of your life
36:30 - In order for me to reach my potential I have to be 100% of me
39:00 - When your employer doesn’t have your back
42:30 - Just because you’re nice doesn’t mean we’re cool
45:00 - Why you shouldn’t call someone out at stand-ups
50:00 - “I never asked you too…”
57:00 - Understanding your ambitions don’t have to match
1:00:45 - Do people really care about the journey?
1:09:00 - Reflecting on the future
1:15:30 - Steph & Sesh: Aligning who you are with the work you do

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Intro/Outro produced by @chaisnuclear of the Tin Clock Productions

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