May 8, 2019

Losing my job was the cascading event that started all this...

Ketan Anjaria @kidbombay

"It was 1999. I was twenty years old and we'd just had a baby. I made 10 bucks an hour, which obviously wasn't enough to support a family. So I would lug my 21-inch monitor and my Power Mac G4 to my job, where I worked the late shift at a center for people with disabilities. That's how I taught myself to code. I got an internship doing websites, and suddenly I'm making 20 bucks an hour. Literally six months later, I'm making 40 an hour. Before this, we were on food stamps but I just kept climbing. Until I got laid off. And I got a divorce. It ended up being this really devastating time. I was so depressed. But it sowed the seeds for a lot of what I did later in my career. Losing my job was the cascading event that started all this stuff. And now my business is all about helping people find work. Once, we helped a woman who was just two weeks away from being homeless find a job. That felt really good.''⠀

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    That's very inspiring, keep climbing 👏