My brain is fried
I just can't program any more. Not that I was ever that great at it, but lately it's almost impossible to concentrate. Plus I'm working on an Access system from hell that someone else wrote. Everything takes forever to test.
It is so time for a new job.
July 20th, 2007 3:32pm
Didn't you get this job relatively recently? It must really suck if you've burned out this fast.
the great purple
July 20th, 2007 4:01pm
I'm suffering from a similar problem. I haven't done a lot of meaningful work in a few days. Mostly related to my earlier rant about being punished for succeeding. I'm thinking I need to take a day off next week to blow off fishing and puttering around with my goldfish pond. And most importantly, not be around my boss.
I'm doing great! :)
July 20th, 2007 4:04pm
I started this job at the end of February and immediately hated it. Thought it was because I wasn't familiar with the type of business (I went from a college to a financial institution), but I really just don't like any of the work I'm doing or the way the company is set up, or anything except that my coworkers are nice. But that's not enough.
It's time to get out of hands-on IT.
July 20th, 2007 4:08pm
"I just can't program any more ... lately it's almost impossible to concentrate"
Same here. I'm not sure if its burn out or brain dying as I get older. I kind of just don't care any more.
July 20th, 2007 4:08pm
I got a surge of excitement back into IT. I am not frustrated but not really overly excited where I am at. The work here can be challenging, there is just not enough of it to around. Plus, projects here span 5 times normal than most projects which can be good and a bad thing.
And to Dana, I think everyone feels like you.
No, they don't all feel like me. And I never used to feel like this.
Sitting in front of a terminal all day just isn't what I want to do any more. And struggling with some other jerk's lousy code just isn't worth the money.
I'd rather go around and train people to use existing software products, or something like that. Any ideas on how to start networking to find such a job? Some travel would be OK.
July 20th, 2007 4:33pm
"I'd rather go around and train people to use existing software products, or something like that."
Careful now. Make sure you indicate the audience you prefer. :)
There's engineers, lawyers, doctors, accountants, lay people.
We don't want you becoming a serial killer.
"I'd rather go around and train people to use existing software products, or something like that. Any ideas on how to start networking to find such a job? Some travel would be OK."
I don't know how to find it, but my feeling is there are a billion jobs like that.
Philo is a sales engineer at microsoft. Write some demo code from time to time, push requirements and questions to dev, train people. How much travel is ok?
July 20th, 2007 5:44pm
AG, you're Jewish--that's what Shabbos is for.
The pause that refreshes...
With that I bid you all a Gut Shabbos.
ps I got a job! Yeah! Start Wed...
July 20th, 2007 6:03pm
My brain is fried too. If you find the answer, let me know.
July 20th, 2007 11:32pm
>I'd rather go around and train people to use existing
>software products, or something like that. Any ideas on
>how to start networking to find such a job? Some travel
>would be OK.
Search for sales engineer roles. I felt the same way you did, although a lot of it depends on the firm. Dev work at a startup might suit you, since it's way more varied, but be careful not to work at a dead ender.
July 21st, 2007 6:44pm