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For those that may or may not have seen the news that Deliveroo are going through redundancies, I'm unfortunately one of the roles at risk.

Although I'm not looking for a change - redundancy process permitting 🤞🏽 - I'd be happy to hear if there are roles that you think I may be interested in.

Looking for Senior level roles for similar compensation to now and working on and with Go, Open Source, OpenAPI, Renovate, Dependency Management and distributed systems.

Check out my CV for a bit more info

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It's payday at #Deliveroo and wow was it a fun one to wake up to 🤑 it included my starting bonus, but it's really something to think about how my salary increases in a year have almost doubled my compensation. Money isn't everything, but given I've spent most of this month writing code and working on interesting things, it's a massive cherry on top!

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This was a great talk at Women in Tech when Carol Gilabert did it, and there was a lot of really great things that I took away from it for my own application process 👀

Recommended read: Looking for a job while looking after yourself https://carol.gg/blog/looking-for-a-job/

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Will work ever love us back? Two millennials disagree.

Thanks to Carol Gilabert for sharing this podcast last week.

Since leaving Capital One, I've realised that a lot of my self esteem and self worth has been poured into my work, and I was (mostly) getting a lot of satisfaction out of work, and enjoyed the fact that I was always busy, with sprint work, out-of-sprint work, and a tonne of internal side projects to work on, as well as general maintenance of libraries, as well as a wealth of proactive production support.

With my new role at the Data Standards Authority, I've been working to strike a better life-work balance, and the lack of "here's a billion things to work on at the same time" that I thought I was thriving on has made me realise that maybe I've been so used to being in this mode that I just assumed that I did enjoy it.

This podcast (and its transcript) is a good look at The Great Resignation, the way that workers across industries have been reconsidering their relationship to work, and with a wealth of options for jobs out here, as well as thinking about not what they want, but deserve.

I'm still working on my own relationship with work and how I find fulfillment in my life, and would recommend you have a listen/read to see if there's anything in there for you, too.

Recommended read: Opinion | The Case Against Loving Your Job - The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/19/opinion/ezra-klein-podcast-sarah-jaffe.html

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This is a really interest post about the dangers of installing work apps (such as email) on your personal device. This is something I've spent a lot of effort avoiding in the last couple of jobs, as well as going out of my way to not use any personal services (i.e. social media, email) on my work devices, as there is most likely traffic inspection or they are Man-in-the-Middle'ing the traffic, and will therefore be able to glean passwords. Although this seems paranoid, I feel it's a good mindset to have.

This is especially useful because it has a great way of enforcing the separation between home and work. However, there are still ways that this can break down - for instance, I have a work phone which is provided so I can be out of hours on call. However, I have things like email and Slack which allow me to use it throughout the day and reply to messages when I'm not necessarily with my laptop. But that's an issue because that phone goes home with me, even when I'm not on call. I'll find I'm catching up on work on the bus on the way to work, as well as keep in the mindset of work when I'm physically out of the building.

This makes it quite difficult because I'm not really switching off, even though I've said above that I'm trying to keep work and home separate. So what I've been doing for the last few months is leave my work phone at work (as long as I'm not on call!) which means if I've left the office, I'm no longer able to action anything, even if I think about it.

Recommended read: Don’t Put Your Work Email on Your Personal Phone https://onezero.medium.com/dont-put-your-work-email-on-your-personal-phone-ef7fef956c2f