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Oh, i see. Well here's the thing. If he's keeping you around as a legacy coder for the company you have some choices to make.

On the one hand, this is job security of the kind you will not find in the field very often. You hold the keys to the kingdom if you hold the legacy code. Do not take that for granted.

However, you're right, it sounds like you're being stifled. So if it were me, my thinking would be, is it worth it to me to go out in the field and take my chances with a company who may or may not run their software teams well (less than half do - if i'm being generous) or should I stick with the devil I know, and code on the more interesting things at home?

Knowing me, I am the kind of person that would set my own house on fire just for the change of pace it would bring Laugh | :laugh: so i know what I would do.

But I don't know what you would do. It sounds like in some ways, you've got it good where you're at (job security - you're needed) but you're bored (which is never sustainable)

Would you rather find a way to be unbored at work?

If you think you're valuable enough, maybe talk to your boss about it. Be direct. Be like, I really like working here, but I'm getting bored always working on the same projects. I would really like to have some of the newer web tech stuff thrown my way so I can stay happy here.

That last bit is not so subtle code for "i might leave if you don't."
When I was growin' up, I was the smartest kid I knew. Maybe that was just because I didn't know that many kids. All I know is now I feel the opposite.

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