Developers, designers, and product managers—from startups to Big Tech—do the venting. Stack Overflowed volunteers do the listening.
We are volunteers working in tech who want to help our fellow demoralized techies. No strings attached.
We never ask for your identity or employer, so discuss as much as you want—we only ask that you respect your NDA.
Speaking to someone who understands your work problems, both technically and spiritually, is rarely free and anonymous.
We listen to personal problems, no matter how small or enterprise grade
Take things offline and spare your intrusive thoughts
When documentation makes you question if you can actually read
Every bad business decision seemed like a good idea at the time
We're free because you've already paid with your soul
For the artist helplessly watching their work being butchered
For the developer desperately wrestling a segfault for three hours
For the product manager attending six back-to-back Monday meetings
Yes, the hotline is real.
We're tech employees working across the industry and the world.
We hope so.
There isn't. We don't record, store, or sell any information during your conversation with us.
Phone calls aren't perfect, but they provide a balanced trade-off between privacy, universality, and ease of coordinating a response.
Give us a call and mention that you are interested in being a volunteer, at which point we will immediately convert the therapy call into a four-stage technical interview.
Or you can just email us.
Prevent an existential crisis just in time for standup
Thanks for your application to Stack Overflowed. Unfortunately, we won't proceed with it.
Your application revealed a stark lack of basic software development knowledge. The subpar quality of your skills and audacity to apply at Stack Overflowed are shocking. Furthermore, you are not just unattractive, but downright ugly.
We strongly suggest you consider a different career path better suited to your lack of skills –- for the sake of anyone who might accidentally come across your code in the future.
Stack Overflowed HR team