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JustThat
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Spending 8 hours automating a task that takes you 2 minutes to do every other month probably won't show a good ROI

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    8 hours is never enough.
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    "Enterprise Grade"
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    But it feels so good... 🥺
  • 2
    An argument I continually make to the code coverage priests.
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    But it's Hella fun to do though. 🤷‍♂️
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    I dare to say there are exceptions. If you are learning something new by such automation, then you're improving your skills and will be ready when the practical opportunity shows up. Think about how many useless scripts or tools an average programmer will create just for fun or to learn new concepts and how to approach problems.
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    @qwwerty Think of how many managers will wonder if that was the best use of their time.
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    @JustThat If there is a quiet period in terms of a workload, which enables you to play with automation of not-so-important issues, I don't see why you shouldn't be learning. Our employees are expected to do trainings and courses during quiet periods. If your manager is against improving your skill set then he's an idiot (and sometimes insecure about you being professionally better than him)
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