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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 3:38am On Jul 07, 2020
kpolli:


You do know this is about 5% of what the average developer in California earns

Exactly, my first thought was that i should be looking at $5,000 since i am working a backend engineer but i found out that their members are just 7 so i decided to use this to earn more experience..
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 3:42am On Jul 07, 2020
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Let me break it down to you. The average salary of a software engineer in Nigeria is about 200K while in US , it is about $5,000 which is X5 of what a average nigeria software engineer earns.

Before i got the job, i was sure that i should be earning about $2K - $4K but i wasn't able to get that amount instead got $500 which was very disappointing.

Later i cam to realize that it is a new company and they are still recruiting members and also gathering funds to build the company and the product. But i was assured that i will be getting a raise in the few weeks to come.

Believe it or not. I just came to share my experience nothing more..

Have a good day...

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 3:49am On Jul 07, 2020
MrJavaS:


Wow...vue.js

Well just try lookin for a job in Nigeria. Although I'm not sure Nigerian developers actually use it (Vue.js) its mostly outdated php

Luckily enough, i got hired as a frontend developer at my former workplace and they used Vue to build their customer products
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 3:49am On Jul 07, 2020
Esbeejayou:


Hello, I'm an aspiring developer and I've been doing some self-learning. I discovered so many remote opportunities but I don't have enough skills.
Do you mind being my coach?

Thanks, in anticipation

Sure.. But take note, i tend to get busy most times..

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 3:52am On Jul 07, 2020
Guest911:

I work for a Californian company too, my work starts at 3:00pm and end at 10:00pm, I have never missed a standup meetings, and I always give an hour heads up if I was ever going to be late for meetings.

One thing my remote team and I agreed on was the time overlap.
So I just go on slack report that I have started working on xyzzy features and by 10:00pm, I go again and tell them what I was able to accomplish and that I'm going to bed. I work as backend using Nodejs and ExpressJs.

EDIT: I saw where you mentioned you earn $500, dude I won't advise you to quit immediately, I would advise you to sharpen your skills and apply to jobs in Australian, Berlin etc. You now have remote work experience.

I've been working remotely for 4 years, my least pay is still $5000. my goal is to hit $10,000 ~ $15,000 per month by 2021 that's why I'm taking algorithm classes.

Sometimes, i look and call myself stupid for accepting such. But Thank God, i had a chat with him and he promised that my salary would increased but not at the moment...

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 3:54am On Jul 07, 2020
TheManOfTheYear:
Reason why most of these foreign companies prefer remote workers, they will now have to pay less due to exchange rates and difference in purchasing power.
$500 is a week's average work in the US.
Renegotiate that pay!!!!!

Thanks for the tip.

We had a chat and i explained things to him about my salary and other stuffs, luckily enough he is the fun type of boss. So he agreed with my terms and i will be paid at a much higher price but not at the moment, but in the next few weeks.
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 3:56am On Jul 07, 2020
Sprumbaba:


They are enslaving you. This is the same people that is shouting Black Lives Matter. You should not be getting nothing less than 3k per month.

Exactly, well said...

Seeing that the company is under development, i didn't want to put the burden of my salary on them so i had a chat with the founder and we discussed about increasing my payment.

After few minutes of convincing him, he agreed on increasing it but in the next few weeks.
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 3:57am On Jul 07, 2020
obamartins:
$500 is poor, but considering the present economic realities in the country, i think it is managable. Just get the experience, improve your CV and move when a better offer comes. Since the lockdown my sleep pattern changed, i am always up from 8pm to 4am and sometimes 5.00am. Then i sleep from then till 1pm. All i will advice you is adjust your sleep pattern and ensure to sleep minimum 7 hours a day for your organs sake.



Very poor for someone of my skill set.. But still opportunities comes but once so the best thing to do is grab it and hope for the better.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 3:58am On Jul 07, 2020
SweetCunt97:
Guy 500 dollars ain't worth losing ur sleep over. Abeg tell them you're being exploited and need to resign. Know ur worth man

I thought of that but i decided to work for few months to sharpen my skills. But hopefully, i should be getting a raise in the next few weeks..

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 4:02am On Jul 07, 2020
morzook:
I'm currently learning react. What projects did you built as a portfolio before applying for the job



Check my github profile https://github.com/geekyahmed

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 4:05am On Jul 07, 2020
ERORR404:

Just out of curiosity. Did you study computer science in the university? I'm currently an undergrad of graphic design at a federal university of technology and while web design/development is actually just a course in my department I'm actually keen on learning it full time. I'm still on HTML and CSS though. What are my chances in the web developer world as a graphic design graduate?

Funny enough, i am in SS3. No computer science degree but i do have lot of certificates . Well, in the web development world,they usually refer to graphic designers as UI designers.

My best advice to you is to pick up UI/UX Design to help you have a higher chance of getting a good well paying job.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 4:05am On Jul 07, 2020
sKeetz:


Are you Bankole Ahmed ?

Yea...
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Miraj22(f): 4:12am On Jul 07, 2020
Can a graphic designer get a job as a remote worker
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 4:17am On Jul 07, 2020
YorubaKinging:
The end is near

??
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Guest911: 4:17am On Jul 07, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Sometimes, i look and call myself stupid for accepting such. But Thank God, i had a chat with him and he promised that my salary would increased but not at the moment...
Forget that "feeling stupid" thing, you have remote experience now good for your resume and learn how to negotiate better next time.

Find out cost of living in the city where your remote company is based and average developer jobs around there.

I lived in California for 3months+ I survived on $1k per month anything less is just suffering.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 4:21am On Jul 07, 2020
Guest911:
Forget that "feeling stupid" thing, you have remote experience now good for your resume and learn how to negotiate better next time.

Find out cost of living in the city where your remote company is based and average developer jobs around there.

I lived in California for 3months+ I survived on $1k per month anything less is just suffering.

Really??

I did research though and i gather all i needed to know but due to be in a haste to getting the job no matter the cost, i ignored some important facts.

You still Stay there??
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 4:22am On Jul 07, 2020
Miraj22:
Can a graphic designer get a job as a remote worker

Why not?

But it is gonna be hard to get one. But if you know the right place to look , you will surely get one.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by vheckthor1: 4:24am On Jul 07, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Really??

I did research though and i gather all i needed to know but due to be in a haste to getting the job no matter the cost, i ignored some important facts.

You still Stay there??
is your work place still recruiting?
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Guest911: 4:26am On Jul 07, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Really??

I did research though and i gather all i needed to know but due to be in a haste to getting the job no matter the cost, i ignored some important facts.

You still Stay there??
nah I'm in lagos. I was supposed to leave last march before corona changed everything. Just so you know the 1k doesn't include rent oo. The bay area is mad expensive ( San Francisco)
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 4:29am On Jul 07, 2020
Guest911:
nah I'm in lagos. I was supposed to leave last march before corona changed everything. Just so you know the 1k doesn't include rent oo. The bay area is mad expensive ( San Francisco)

Woah. That is massive. Which means i have a lot to prepare for before working onsite...

Luckily, the company is covering my transportation and apartment rent for 3 months if i plan to start working with them full time on their office onsite. though..

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Miraj22(f): 4:30am On Jul 07, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Why not?

But it is gonna be hard to get one. But if you know the right place to look , you will surely get one.
Okay thank you

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 4:35am On Jul 07, 2020
Miraj22:

Okay thank you

Sure. Glad to help..
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Guest911: 4:37am On Jul 07, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Woah. That is massive. Which means i have a lot to prepare for before working onsite...

Luckily, the company is covering my transportation and apartment rent for 3 months if i plan to start working with them full time on their office onsite. though..
well California is massive tbh, I stayed in Palo Alto (rich white people, the only thing cheap is food). Then San Francisco, then Oakland (lots of blacks. I felt a lot better and very affordable too).

I was supposed to visit LA, but my money was about to finish.
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 4:40am On Jul 07, 2020
Guest911:
well California is massive tbh, I stayed in Palo Alto (rich white people, the only thing cheap is food). Then San Francisco, then Oakland (lots of blacks. I felt a lot better and very affordable too).

I was supposed to visit LA, but my money was about to finish.

I understand that feeling. Palo Alta is a big place and most of my friends stay there but i think it is usually contains Asian-Americans right??

What place would you recommend that is cheaper and affordable to get an apartment which are close to California.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Guest911: 4:50am On Jul 07, 2020
thenaijacoder:


I understand that feeling. Palo Alta is a big place and most of my friends stay there but i think it is usually contains Asian-Americans right??

What place would you recommend that is cheaper and affordable to get an apartment which are close to California.
it depends on location, next time I would stay in Oakland fully and take the Caltrain or Bart to Palo Alto and save money on rent.
Although there are some ghetto part of Oakland not too safe but you go dey alright, they mostly steal Amazon packages.

Actually you will see lots of Latinos in California
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 4:55am On Jul 07, 2020
Guest911:
it depends on location, next time I would stay in Oakland fully and take the Caltrain or Bart to Palo Alto and save money on rent.
Although there are some ghetto part of Oakland not too safe but you go dey alright, they mostly steal Amazon packages.

Actually you will see lots of Latinos in California

Ooh.

Thanks for the head up. Maybe we could meet in person and talk more..
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Guest911: 5:23am On Jul 07, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Ooh.

Thanks for the head up. Maybe we could meet in person and talk more..
yeah definitely, after this whole lockdown situation.
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 5:46am On Jul 07, 2020
Guest911:
yeah definitely, after this whole lockdown situation.

grin grin grin

Besides where in Lagos do you stay?
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by SweetCunt97(f): 6:12am On Jul 07, 2020
thenaijacoder:


I thought of that but i decided to work for few months to sharpen my skills. But hopefully, i should be getting a raise in the next few weeks..
Ehen? OK unless u doing that to simply up your skill and experience cos I know dem no born them well to pay such to any whity. Even cleaners there should earn more than that amount. Anyways, all d best
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by SweetCunt97(f): 6:17am On Jul 07, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Funny enough, i am in SS3. No computer science degree but i do have lot of certificates . Well, in the web development world,they usually refer to graphic designers as UI designers.

My best advice to you is to pick up UI/UX Design to help you have a higher chance of getting a good well paying job.
Wait, you in ss3? As in secondary school? Lol, no wonder they exploited you. But then, eyes on the goal bro. Good luck.
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 6:25am On Jul 07, 2020
SweetCunt97:
Wait, you in ss3? As in secondary school? Lol, no wonder they exploited you. But then, eyes on the goal bro. Good luck.

Let's not say they exploited me, i would have asked for more but i kept shut due to the fact it is my first remote job. But i think i will be getting an increase in the next few weeks.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by SweetCunt97(f): 6:29am On Jul 07, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Let's not say they exploited me, i would have asked for more but i kept shut due to the fact it is my first remote job. But i think i will be getting an increase in the next few weeks.
Yea I read that. All d best

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