Coops; imposter syndrome; prospects; fear; feeling irrelevant 

Reading this document on tech co-ops makes me strongly consider joining one. But, my skills are ***sooooo*** behind the current market in so many ways. I'm not sure in what way I could ever contribute. (Especially since I still suffer PTSD from my Node.js project at Rackspace two years ago.) I'd feel like I'd just be wasting everyone's time. And even if not, would the work pay sufficiently to keep my current lifestyle?

Coops; imposter syndrome; prospects; fear; feeling irrelevant 

@vertigo Arrangements needed to make a person comfortable working in a nurturing environment are definitely something that some coops can provide if they're developed with a sense of purpose, intentionally enabling everybody to contribute their best.

The real problem is the last question in your toot, the duration of the gap between now and the time when you can sustain a comparable lifestyle is uncertain. Emphasis on *sustain*.

Coops; imposter syndrome; prospects; fear; feeling irrelevant 

@h When I posed the question, I was assuming a pre-existing coop, not one I would found myself.

I'm not in any capacity to start my own coop at the present. I lack funds to live on, and a product or service to sell, as well as folks to help with either. :(

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