Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

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.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 20th, 2007 3:32pm
Didn't you get this job relatively recently?  It must really suck if you've burned out this fast.
Permalink 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.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
July 20th, 2007 4:04pm
I'm doing great!  :)
Permalink Kenny 
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.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
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.
Permalink Practical Economist 
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.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 20th, 2007 4:15pm
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.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
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.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 20th, 2007 5:00pm
"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?
Permalink zed 
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...
Permalink LeftWingPharisee 
July 20th, 2007 6:03pm
My brain is fried too. If you find the answer, let me know.
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
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.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 21st, 2007 6:44pm

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