Crypto startups have an important role to play in the development of the entire blockchain industry. However, while many business owners have great ideas that aim to change the world, some fail to invest in developing the most critical aspects of a business, causing employees to quit.
After being hired by a crypto startup, Roland Guirdonan from Chad, Central Africa thought he was lucky when he accepted his first job offer in the crypto world. He later realized that while it seemed like a dream job, it was more of a nightmare that he needed to run away from.
In an interview with Cointelegraph, Guirdonan noted that the company, which he declined to name, has allegedly released products that don’t work and required employees to work long overtime hours, while managers play favorites on who gets rewarded for their efforts. . He explained that:
“It’s like the company’s products don’t really work, as the company doesn’t put much effort into it. […] But still, we were trying to work on it and try to make it successful, but it’s not working.”
He also added that while the products don’t “work properly,” the company’s employees had to work overtime, working on projects that he said are already “dead.” To make matters worse, he further alleged that managers chose people to reward while others worked harder.
“I love being in the crypto industry and all that, but I had to quit because it became too much for me. It wasn’t healthy.”
Despite the negative experience, Guirdonan became a believer in blockchain and crypto after learning about other projects in the industry. “I chose to stay in the crypto industry because I believe in technology and I also believe in projects like Bitcoin and Ethereum,” he said.
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Guirdonan believes that cryptocurrencies are truly the “future of money” even though markets are currently down. He explained that this new belief made him not want to miss out on anything within the industry. He said that:
“Even though it all happened, I didn’t let that stop me from exploring the industry more and then discovering more about blockchain.”
He also encouraged anyone interested in joining the blockchain industry. Guirdonan believes that “there really is an opportunity for anyone who wants to join this space.”