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42 Comments on "Your UI/UX Design Job Sucks (Very Common) – How to Deal with this Situation"

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Calvin Arterberry
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Calvin Arterberry
19 days 9 hours ago

Yes I am very happy. I had the opportunity to build the UX design and research practice at my startup, it was hard to get stakeholder support in the first 2 months but the team has grown and the organization respects the work we have done and where we are guiding the company.

Andrew Makasini
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Andrew Makasini
30 days 5 hours ago

Inspired advice. Thank you Mike

Derek Forde
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Derek Forde
3 months 28 days ago

"Linchpin" is the Seth Godin book but also read Cal Newport's book "So Good They Can't Ignore You".

Niraj Kaushik
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Niraj Kaushik
4 months 12 days ago

Thanks Mike! This really helped me, I am in the process of changing jobs, and I had thought if quitting and looking for one. I'm a UI designer from India

Kelly J
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Kelly J
5 months 13 days ago

All facts

Stephen Appiah
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Stephen Appiah
5 months 13 days ago

The books called Linchpin guys

Creative Monster
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Creative Monster
5 months 15 days ago

What if your at a job that doesn't train or support you? I get grinding it out for a little bit but eventually gonna have to find a decent job.

Team Shmo
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Team Shmo
7 months 19 days ago
The problem is the company doesn't have any extra for top earners. When you're just ok you push yourself to be the best. However, once you're the best you have nothing else to shoot for. The company needs to create incentives for you to push again. For example, you might be working on some girl product that you don't care about and all you're thinking about is how boring, how you don't care, and how you'd rather do something else. However, if the company said if you do a good job you'll get a 10% bonus, stock options, paid for… Read more »
Team Shmo
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Team Shmo
7 months 19 days ago
The problem is the company doesn't have any extra for top earners. When you're just ok you push yourself to be the best. However, once you're the best you have nothing else to shoot for. The company needs to create incentives for you to push again. For example, you might be working on some girl product that you don't care about and all you're thinking about is how boring, how you don't care, and how you'd rather do something else. However, if the company said if you do a good job you'll get a 10% bonus, stock options, paid for… Read more »
Ralphunreal
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Ralphunreal
7 months 24 days ago

Mike in the end you said to stay at your current job even if it's as simple as retail,etc. What if you feel it is taking too much time out of your week to focus on your portfolio? I'm not relying on it since I still live with my parents, in that case should I still stay or not?

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