The stories of our girls in the IT sphere are unique, each in its own way, so we continue to share them.
The path to a dream profession can be carefully planned from the school desk or thorny and full of adventure. Our Lidia Polevyk shares her experience that led her to development, her difficulties, observations and organization of work/life balance.
“In short, I failed the ‘finance and credit’ course at the Chernihiv University of Technology. Then I was offered something like welding or mechanics – of course, I didn’t like that, so I just blurted out to the admissions office that I would go to computer systems and networks. And here I am.“
“Then everything is like in a fog, the back-end is my life!”
During my studies, I hated Java, I liked the front-end. So, my first job was to make sites. Then a classmate offered me to get a java developer position in a product company. I developed software for 3D modeling of kitchens and bathrooms. In general, although I hated java, the direction was interesting indeed. They needed a person who would deal with the layout of order confirmation reports according to the manufacturer’s layouts and the export of order reports and data for further use by third-party systems (ERP). It was something in between the layout and the logic of the program. Then everything was like in a fog, the back-end is my life!
When I came to Speroteck, it was as if I had returned home. There were many guys who I worked with at my first job, many of whom studied together, all sincere, friendly, open people. And I also saw how comfortable work can be and how caring and sincere management can be. I love my job!
No one pushed or motivated me in IT, but no one discouraged me. I believe that the most difficult thing, both at the beginning and now, is a misunderstanding (in formulating the tasks, during a call, banal: I didn’t quite understand a certain expression, etc.).
And if you are a beginner, then you get lost and/or shy to clarify questions, especially if you have already received an answer but that answer did not help you. Now it just takes time, which is always lacking.
I had no problems with my studies and the first project. I had a super-mentor Yevhen Yakush and a bunch of friends in the Chernihiv office, who were happy to explain any question to me.
“The schedule should be as convenient as possible for you and then the work/life balance will be truly balanced.”
Anyway, Speroteck has a work schedule that you can only dream of – it is so flexible that you can adjust anything to suit anything. And I consider this one of the biggest advantages of the company. Usually, a person puts work that brings money in the first place, and then tries to somehow adjust with the rest: personal life, children, sports, hobbies… Did I go too far with the hobby?
I’m the opposite, I can build my day in such a way that I can do everything. So, in the morning I do my personal stuff, then around noon I start my work day.
After the evening scrum-circles, I take a break to spend time with my family, and already after ten in the evening I work a few hours. And in fact, it’s very convenient for me. Let me explain, first of all, I’m an “owl” and in the evening I’m still full of energy to work, so I can’t sleep at all.
Secondly, working in the same team with the Americans, I have the opportunity to communicate with them longer and solve all issues within one working day, without waiting for the answers until the evening of the next day.
Therefore, the main conclusion is that work takes up a third of our life, but the schedule should be as convenient as possible for you, and then the work/life balance will be truly balanced, and not just be.
“It is not that important who is sitting on the other side of the monitor: a boy or a girl, the result of the work is important!”
The main thing is to like what you do, and it doesn’t concern the IT field.
Find what you like and don’t give up. If it doesn’t work the first time, it will definitely work the tenth time.
It is not so important who is sitting on the other side of the monitor: a boy or a girl, the result of the work is important!
#Speroteck Dream Team