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I wholeheartedly wish you the very best.
Don't feel bad. No job in this world should be worth destroying yourself. Always be your own priority #1 and only let the project management decide on #3-x.
And no one ever could hold this against you while being a decent human being.
i think i've been burnt out for the last 5 years. not much actual real. leave that i can afford to take, though.
and home is only a bit less stressful than works have been.
Linux446912yThank you for writing this, because I need encouragement myself in order to see a doctor really because I feel the same.
I wish you the best!
And find something FUN to code!
doofy13872yIf you are thinking about seeing a doctor, don't wait. I waited far too long until I've developed panic disorder. And even after that I waited for a half year until I can't handled it anymore. After I seen a doctor there was a 3 week sick leave in which I had to knock out myself every day to calm down (they gave me a strong sedative). I leaved that company soon after all this shit.
The experience at work was the same as you described and I also thought that it was the normal and I was weak.
Now this is my second year of rehabilitation. I have to take antidepressants every day until I can handle the stress again :(
It is not your fault if you can't handle it nor your brain is weak. Fuck those companies and try to find one that is good to you, not the other way around.
I wish you recover fast.
@M1sf3t I respect your experience and person, but this definitely is NOT what "most people go through". I got a closer peek at this than only this post and it actually was a pretty bad environment that most people would get worn down by.
There is no weakness or feeding bullshit in this story.
Most people who hear those stories from that place are shocked and angry from the amount of stress and ignorance met there.
Cryteku3752yDon't want to be rude, but take a few serious minutes and think... why is the job affecting you?
Being a developer is not hard, not rocket science and I'm sure that none of us have landed on Mars a few weeks ago...
It's just a job, and yes, you have to interact with clients, you have the deadlines, and so on... but there are a lot of harder jobs.
We are just standing in front of a monitor, taking more or less breaks, dealing with normal things...
We work in front of comfy desks, in comfy chairs, inside comfy buildings. Don't make it seem like this profession is objectively difficult in any way, it's not.
@korengali I really did not want to discuss this any further, but there seems to be a misunderstanding:
It's not about difficult, it's about abuse (no matter if intentional or not or who the source is).
Given the right amount of stress and the right kind of leverage even the cleaning lady can burn out.
Perspective is everything. If getting scolded by boss man because you A) Don't know when to stick up for yourself/team and make requirements arguments proactively rather than retroactively or B) Can't keep timelines you/your team promised is your definition of abuse I hate to tell ya but the rest of the world is horrifying.