Your System is Deeper Than You Think

Austin Parker
Published in
5 min readJan 10, 2020

Trying to parse my career trajectory from reading my resume is like relying on a pirate’s riddle to find treasure. Instead of “walk four paces from the crooked tree, west of skull rock,” though, it’s “spend eight months dropping frozen chicken tenders into a deep fryer, then move eight hundred miles to write automated QA tests for software.”