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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 11. Freedom: How to quit your job

For the longest time my dream was to one day quit my day job and work for myself. I felt trapped working in the corporate world, and I knew that I could do better if I could just get out on my own. The problem was, “How?”

I didn’t know anyone who had successfully made it out of the rat race, so I didn’t know what I needed to do. I just knew that I wasn’t completely happy working for someone else.

Now, you may not want to work for yourself. You may want to continue to enjoy the benefits of being an employee—and there is nothing wrong with that. But if you’re like me and have always dreamed of working for yourself and becoming your own boss, read on.

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