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NinaWilliam wrote:
The problem is: I am not interested in programming I just do my job because I have to. I don’t feel I love my job.


If that is really true (i.e. you can't determine that there is another cause such as difficulty working with co-workers or problems at home), then I would say you really need to find something else. Maybe you can stay at the same location and switch roles, although that can sometimes pull you back to the original, I started my current job in technical support and have been moved to development and back, and forward, and back... it's hard to get away from what you've done so well when things get tough. My problem is my own and I'm not seeking advice, but I want to caution you on that.

Remember, just because you are invested into one thing, does not mean you cannot cut your losses and go on. If something (a project or a career path) is doomed, the sooner you can get out, the less extra resources you sink into it.

Others have said that holding 4 projects is bad. I believe that is premature on their parts. While holding 4 projects has a potential to pull you in multiple directions at the same time, it doesn't mean you really are. One project may be waiting on someone else for part of it and you may only really need to be actively working on one or two at a time. It just depends on the specifics, and since you didn't divulge those, you'll have to be the judge.
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