Are you satisfied with your life as a developer?

  • 1
    Probably not but I don’t know.
  • 2
    Most of the time the answer is yes.

    There are days when I think that being a shepherd or a baker would me more rewarding . Today was one of those with its 6 hours of stupid meetings, but it is not the norm.

    I am selective enough with my jobs that I only take the ones where I get a challenge (even if the project is not glamorous or cutting edge). When that stops being the case it is time to change the client and/or employer.
  • 1
    Si señor .. with all the ups and downs, I am happy with it and eager to develop myself more.
  • 4
    getting tired of it
  • 4
    No. I've been doing it for 30 years and have found a lot of it very fulfilling. However, I have experienced a great deal of soft ageism over the past couple of years, and have come to the realization that the current generation of management/pm/po/etc. folks are just recycling the idiotic things that were done 20 years ago with different catch phrases. To be fair, all of that has probably been said a million times by folks in different industries. The programming can still be fun. The people in charge, not so much.
  • 2
    Nope. But then, I'm a Linux engineer professionally ;)
  • 3
    Existential crisis in 3 ,2 ,1
  • 4
    Yes in that it’s a good skill to have and it pays reasonably well.

    No in that it’s a constantly moving treadmill, I used to code for fun, and now the knowledge of the uphill battle fills me will such existential dread that I tend to give up before I’ve begun.

    It being my career has sadly sucked the vast majority of the joy from it for me.
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