Why I Left My $100,000+ Developer Job at Google
YK Sugishita
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“I’m making a lot less money now, but it’s just amazing to be able to directly see the impact that I’m making on people’s lives. This was actually something that was sort of lacking in my engineering job, even though working at Google was amazing. I’m not really sure how my channel is going to go from here, but I think there’s still a lot more potential here and there are still a lot more people I can help out there. So, I promise you this — I’ll keep doing this as long as possible so I can help a lot more people in the future.”

Security is a two-edged sword. On the one hand, it assures peace of mind. I feel secure about the path I am on and see no reason to change it. On the other hand, I am not satisfied in what I am pursuing. Even if I love my job, I can become very restless and need a change.

It is a common occurrence for college students to change their majors at least once (or more) during their undergraduate years. The primary reason is that students suddenly become aware of all the alternative majors the college has to offer, while they begin to see what areas their talents and interests lie why taking the introductory classes. I went from engineering to psychology (while sticking with computer science) because I got interested in AI and felt that in order to mimic human behavior and attitudes in computers, I thought it wise to understand human psychology first. Though I never pursued AI after college; my computer background proved invaluable.

After college, I went into the corporate world. And though I assimilated into it rather easily, many did not. They wanted more “control” over what they produced, and the corporate world didn’t give them that. What I discovered was that we each have a creative side that needs airing. Even though there is a very repetitive side to our lives, this needs to be offset by spontaneity. And this spontaneity often takes the form of a hobby (or two); it can sometimes require a complete change of life-style. Entrepreneurship is often the result of such a life-change.

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