I do not have a university degree, but I am self taught programmer with 3 years of commercial experience coding Ruby on Rails. I have voluntarily left my last job after PM called me some horrible names in response of me claiming that his code is wrong. One thing left to another and I didn't turn up at work on the next day. That lead situation where I had to leave voluntarily, I was told that the other option was me being fired.
I had six interviews since then, but didn't get a job. I am not entitled to have any help from the government and my savings will run out in couple of weeks. I was thinking about advertising willingness to work at or below minimum wage.
Before I left the job I was bombarded by phone calls from recruiters tempting me with jobs. When I left some members of the team contacted me on social networks and said that I was a good programmer and thought I would be able to find a job quickly. Also my https://www.hackerrank.com rank made me think I was not too bad programmer. But not I'm beginning to think that it all doesn't matter.
Looks like I will have to try to find some customer at the half of market rates in order to attract somebody willing to pay little money. If I really cut down my expenses I could be able to survive.
Has anybody successfully tried that? Did it work? How did you do it?