How I Screwed up My Compensation for Years as a Software Engineer

This is the story of how I really screwed up my software engineer compensation early on. I spent several years early in my career making very little money. I’m talking way lower than my value. I was drastically underpaid, and it’s all my fault. I made a bad career decision, stuck with it, and it affected my compensation for years. Get ready to laugh at me. A lot. I’ll endure…