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  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2019 10:27 a.m.

    I recently retired from a 35 year career in software engineering. The type of software I specialized in for most of my career (automation of material movement, mostly in large factories and warehouses) required extensive travel (32 different states and several foreign countries) and so much time away from home (about 85%) that I grew to hate it. There were very rare instances when things could be monitored remotely, especially after faster (900 baud, WOW!!) modems. But, it almost always required being on site.

    As I read stories about this and many other very innovative software companies sprouting up all along the Wasatch Front, with all sorts of perqs and salaries not even imaginable during my time, I can't help wishing I'd had my career a few decades later than I did.

    Congratulations to all those who have these kinds of opportunities. I know how grueling the work schedules can sometimes get, even given all the relatively cushy perqs. But, I hope all those who are able to do it locally, and/or even from their own homes, will consider how good things are, comparatively speaking, for software engineering nowadays. Trust me, it's a very different and better world.