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  • Is “Trainee Web Dev” A Real Job?

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  • Maverick

    October 28, 2019 at 11:03 am

    I’ll start this off by saying I’m in kind of a corner right now, and I’m looking for a way to make this work, or I don’t know what’s going to happen to me. So ANY advice would be GREATLY appreciated. For the last eight years, I’ve worked as a marketing copywriter. I’m from South Africa, but I moved to the States (Florida) in 2017 to get married. Since then, I’ve worked at an agency in Daytona and things have gone steadily downhill with them. The pay is low, the work is inconsistent, and I’ve been applying as best I can at other agencies between here and Orlando, but the response has been lackluster. The market for what I do just isn’t here, as the county’s mostly focused on industrial. I also can’t move for the next year or two, or I’d try to migrate. My wife is in nursing school and it’s locked us in for the time being. So, I’ve been learning HTML and CSS, some JS, and am just starting WordPress, and my hope is to switch over and leave copywriting behind forever, because the taste in my mouth is so bad right now I’d actually just rather jump ship. But my wife just got sick, because the universe loves when you try to make plans. She has a spine condition, and it’s degenerative, and our insurance sucks because we’re living on just my sorry little salary right now. We’re in trouble, and I need a better job immediately, but I’m not ready with a portfolio or any experience yet. So, long story even longer, I need to know: is it possible to find web dev jobs where I can come on as a trainee, earn maybe half of what a junior dev would earn (still more than what I earn now) and learn on site? Do shit work, make myself available, whatever? Because I need to make the change sooner than I expected, and I know I could do it with more time, but I don’t have the time. What is the best way to start earning right now? Sorry if that sounds crass, I respect how much I don’t know about this field and I know it’s not just some joyride, but I need this to work. Any advice will do. Thank you in advance. – by hq overview DEFCOMDuncan – –

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