I’m 41. I’ve been working in the lamp stack since 2002. My current job lasted 10 years. Now they are letting me go because the company is having financial problems.
I don’t code for fun. I don’t write open source projects. I have a wife and kids. I just want to make a living. I don’t use frameworks. I don’t unit test. I don’t work on an agile team. I don’t do scrum.
I just coded an e-commerce app from scratch in php using smart templates the last 10 years. And I was good at it. I worked remotely.
Now if I try to find a job where I am located they don’t pay enough. If I look for jobs else where that allow remote they all want genius coders who unit test…know all the framework…work in agile …do scrum meetings…have open source code…
Or the job is a good fit but I would have to move. I can’t do that to my family
I don’t know what I am going to do. Doesn’t anyone want a regular guy who codes anymore?
Anyone want to see my resume. I can anonymize it. I no coding genius but I’m not that bad.
What am I going to do? Maybe someone here can help?