[SATLUG] Burned out programmer

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Wed Aug 17 09:22:41 CDT 2011


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On 08/16/2011 08:43 PM, Brad Knowles wrote:
> On 08/12/2011 04:55 PM, Alex Bartonek wrote:
> 
>> BTW, a change of environment would probably help.  At my previous 
>> job, I was there for 9 years (coding), I left to where I'm at now
>> and that was a big motivator...being with the right people.
> 
> Speaking only for myself, I have found that the people I'm working
> with (and for) make the biggest difference for me.  If I hate the
> people I'm working with (or for), then no amount of money or anything
> else can make me happy.  Vice-versa, if I like the people I'm working
> with, I can work for 4.5 years shelving books in a library, and still
> be reasonably happy.
> 
> Secondary to liking the people I'm working with (and for), is the
> actual work I'm doing.  If I'm doing interesting work, I can work
> crazy hours for little money, and still be relatively happy.
> 
> Money comes in at a distant third for me.  So long as I'm making 
> "enough" (which isn't actually a whole lot), then it becomes much
> less important compared to the other factors.  But if I could make
> almost as much flipping burgers or greeting people at Wal-Mart, then
> that could be a serious dissatisfaction factor.

Reminds me of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc


David

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