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Ask HN: Any decent jobs that one can coast through?

Are there any jobs or industries that are easy and on ecan just coast in? I'm tired of my current company always wanting to squeeze more out of me without more pay. I'd rather have an easy job that I can just coast at instead of constant politics and pressure to advance.

  • 5 points
  • 13 days ago

  • @giantg2
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Ask HN: Any decent jobs that one can coast through?


@hamstrung 13 days

Replying to @giantg2 🎙

You can coast in a lot of jobs at Google and Microsoft (speaking from experience). It was a bit of a trap for me though, and wasn't a great feeling coasting though as I wanted to build / achieve things.

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@altdataseller 13 days

Replying to @giantg2 🎙

Government jobs are usually easy to coast through.

Also, places with lots of B and C players usually are easy to coast through. The thinking is you can do less, still be better than these people, and not get fired. The trick is to not show you know TOO much though. Otherwise you'll get a ton of work on your plate that these B/C players can't do.

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@throwaway889900 13 days

Replying to @giantg2 🎙

Get a job at a government contractor; I haven't done shit in several months. I hate it though because of the constant politics and my lead being generally incompetent.

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@WalterGR 13 days

Replying to @giantg2 🎙

No progress since the last time you asked?

"Ask HN: Where Are the Easy Jobs?" https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28854348 by giantg2 | 8 months ago | 22 points | 39 comments

Also see "Ask HN: What tech job would let me get away with the least real work possible?"

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26721951 by lmueongoqx | on April 7, 2021 | 2022 points | 1115 comments

and possibly "Ask HN: Where can we find the unsexy jobs?"

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31001537 by throw1138 | 72 days ago | 247 points | 220 comments

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@kojeovo 13 days

Replying to @giantg2 🎙

The grass is greener. You don't wanna be coasting for your own development.

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