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

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Team Shmo
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Team Shmo
13 days 3 hours 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
18 days 4 hours 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?

Hector Santiago
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Hector Santiago
18 days 9 hours ago

I think is important to mention that when you start a new job, you need to find ways to show your own ideas, not just talk about your ideas but show them. Spend some time mocking up your ideas and present them to your boss or even to the CEO if you have the opportunity. Work on ideas that will help and promote your current employer. We are on the business of "WAOing" if that's even a word 😉 So let's WAO the world with your ideas. PEACE!!!

EasyTops
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EasyTops
18 days 10 hours ago

Its my 2nd day at my new job and i hate it. I get to work on projects i don’t like. Great vid! Just what i needed now.

Yash Kummar
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Yash Kummar
19 days 13 hours ago
I often got asked "Why did you leave your last job?" When people saw my cv / resume showed short career spans and noticed employers are rather suspicious as they think you are not reliable. So you try to stay in a job to keep good track record. I try to justify why it was a short employment. In my case, I told new recruiters that the company either got shut down or we got laid off. Things are now different compared to 10 years ago. What you mentioned makes sense about looking for new pastures as our potential is… Read more »
Yash Kummar
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Yash Kummar
19 days 15 hours ago

Brilliant advice Mike. Thanks

Joey
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Joey
20 days 9 hours ago
Mike, the strategy you propose is what I've been doing for about 4 years now. Works like a charm! I seek the highest paying jobs in my industry and work the stuff I want to do into my role as I become more senior. And honestly, the side projects are the only reason I've been able to successfully advocate for myself. They've seen me put my head down, lock in, do good work and appreciate the wins I'm having outside of work. And at the end of the day, they win because they get the doper me and I win… Read more »
ja
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ja
20 days 9 hours ago
Took me about 12 years to create the job I want and enjoy. The key was to put in the time to see what works. I probably could of cut that time in half had I stopped being lazy and feeling sorry for myself for "not being able finding a decent company." I was waiting for the dream job to come to me. Once I focused on my skill set, I was able to take command of projects in any job I took and make the environment I wanted. Once upper management see this quality in an employee, they will… Read more »
Lekha Deshmukh
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Lekha Deshmukh
20 days 17 hours ago

Loved the way you explained it so well 🙄 I realised these things when I was given tasks I hadn't signed up for, but I developed a new perspective and started looking at things with a positive attitude and added value to what ever was given to me. Now i also know a few things outside of job profile and I am proud that I learned them. I work as a full stack designer now and I pretty happy about it 😀 Love listening to you Mike ☺

Ervin McMillan
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Ervin McMillan
20 days 20 hours ago

Mike,I find that I enjoy the freelance side than my actual UI fulltime job. At least on the freelance side I add more of my ideas than the clients requirement.

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