Masochistic Engineer Leaves Well-Paid, Steady Job at Established Company For Chaos At a Startup

OTTAWA — In a stunt that left family and close friends utterly perplexed, a senior engineer has quit his job at a respected and well-funded company with mature processes and policies for a role in an early stage startup run by a collective of misfits. “I’m taking a big pay cut but I want new challenges, and there’s also equity” said the excited engineer who, at press time, had not realized the unmitigated illiquid nature of stock. In pleased anticipation, leads at his new company were reportedly rubbing hands while discussing which train wreck to dump to the newly appointed team member.