In the three months that I have been looking for work, I have only had two interviews that weren’t scammy or with useless recruiters. One of those interviews was for a remote developer and the guy was instantly disappointed that I had no PHP/WordPress experience where nowhere on my resume or portfolio claimed that I did. The other was just yesterday where I said in the initial email I was looking for 25/hr as I had previously made 20 /hr doing entry level tech support so it seemed reasonable for a developer regardless of experience. She thought I was too expensive for a junior and the interview ended in 2 minutes. Why did the interview happen at all when she knew how much I was asking for from the initial email I reached out to her with?
Putting those aside, why as a developer, the kind of job you can get done anywhere and at any time, does every company require you to be in office and not just in the office but in office at 9-5 hours? Then to make things worse, they place their offices downtown where, for anyone who isn’t wealthy enough to pay 2500+ a month in rent, gets to waste 2-3 hours of their precious life in traffic in the morning and 2-3 hours back going home every day. I quit my old job because I got sick of this and thought a job that wasn’t customer facing wouldn’t have the same unreasonable schedules. I am simply too poor to live in the city and these companies and their “flashy smoke and mirror impress the customer” offices are too cheap to pay city living wages.