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Anyone else glad they left this dung heep ?

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They will flush this t–d soon enough

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Post ID: @11xvBaoK-eouf

You are right about the industry dying. The reason people hang on is because of the length of time they've been here, and it's been so long since they've had to look for a job, that the prospect is daunting. It might even involve moving to another city, so there's the prospect of it upheaving the family. For those over 50 (which is many) , there's the prospect of competing against younger rivals. The unemployment rate for engineers over 50 is upwards of 20%. I am shocked by the number of former-director level folks who never found jobs! Same reason: they became quite unmarketable in this niche, being high-level video people, and they stayed for all the reasons cited (plus for the $$ that came with being high level). Now they're screwed. It's really eye-opening. I wish them the best, but the prospects are dismal.

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Post ID: @11xvBaoK-7bal

Got laid off and damn glad. This is not an interesting or growing industry. Do some reading, do some exploring. There are so so many more interesting and important things going in the technology world. If you are still there and won't leave, good luck – wish you the best. My only advice is have an answer to the question "why am I here"? You may have a good answer for yourself. But these debates on this site about whether people who left were "good" or "bad" or griping about Cisco or even about the current management are kind of pointless. Ask "why am I here? "

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Post ID: @11xvBaoK-6ssz

"ITT: Smug a– people. Why even bother to be here? Entitled?"

Why bother ? I think it's called expressing an opinion. I agree and am also glad to be gone from this dung heap. Entitled ? If it's entitlement to be free of Synamedia, then all you need to do is leave and you too can be entitled. In fact, I think Synamedia management has said the same thing; "if you don't like it, you should leave"

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Post ID: @11xvBaoK-2lxw

ITT: Smug a– people. Why even bother to be here? Entitled?

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Post ID: @11xvBaoK-1zyk

Hell yes!

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Post ID: @11xvBaoK-1npu

If you don't like it, you can leave.

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Post ID: @11xvBaoK-ipj

haha bumping for lolz

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