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GeneralRe: Should I Quit Programming? Pin
John Simmons / outlaw programmer26-Apr-09 7:38
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Roger Wright26-Apr-09 4:03
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Yes and no.

If you hate your job, how much will you hate your life after twenty years of doing it? Nothing's worth that. But what if it's just this job, not programming per se? If you can find another job in the same field, I'd give it a try and see if it's really the programming that's getting you down, or this particular position. If you still hate it, change fields to one you enjoy. If you don't look forward to going to work most days (every day would be unrealistic) you're doing the wrong thing.

There's nothing wrong with doing maintenance or support, so long as you love it. There's nothing wrong with flipping burgers, if that's what you love. Every job needs doing, and they're all done best by people who enjoy doing them. Find what you love doing, then do it proudly and well.

"A Journey of a Thousand Rest Stops Begins with a Single Movement"

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