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Even eating lasagne and drinking cola everyday can become boring after a while...
Yeah man. Money's money, and doing what you love is just fucking great
Hubot-0x5840110dIf its enough that you don't need a second job and you can live in luxury, then yes. Provided there is the time to enjoy all this money you're making.
Not for all the shit I put up with.
Condor2880210dDepends, I like doing sysadmin work and electronics for example, but would never ever do it for someone else if I'm not properly compensated for it. I care about my craft and spend a lot of time, effort and care in my own stuff. But I couldn't care less about someone else's stuff. If someone else's server is on fire and I don't get paid, don't expect me to piss on it.
The difference sits in how much you care about the stuff from someone else. And you shouldn't care about it any more than what you're paid for. Your own projects are invaluable, theirs can go to hell.
Yes, getting paid to do work you like is nice, but you're not taking the results of your work home. So while you're getting paid for the work that you like doing.. that's all you're taking home at the end of the day - payment for it. I don't think that I'd have the same passion for a paid project of someone else than I'd have for my own priceless little side projects. Because money is the driving force, both for committing work as well as putting up with corporate BS. Pay me to care.
ivrat26110dEvery fking project seems fun until client doesn't change the spec...
I wish. I'm so tired of going to work, I feel like the protagonist from Office Space.
Don't get me wrong, coding is great, and I love the problem solving part of it; it's creative and you actually build something up!
That said, I just wanna add that I think many of us have this issue: we just hate the problems, the constraints that are put on us and we get tired of the people we have to solve the problems for. At least this is what applies to me.
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