for those with a job in a tech company, how did the industry effect your passion? if it did so negatively, what did you do about it?
currently struggling with my "attitude" towards my job and how it has killed my love of computers and programming
@aynish I've been interning for the past 3 months. We have a small tech team for a relatively big project. Decent pay, but longer hours and lots to learn.
I actively try to make time for hobbies, namely reading, music and art but don't punish myself if I can't do them every single day. I've been actively looking into creating alternate forms of income on the weekends as well, so I can effectively fire myself from the job in a couple of years.
@aynish considering all that I have started disliking sitting on my main work machine. Seems like a chore every now and then and I wish I was doing something else. Whenever that happens I try to be thankful for the fact that I have job and a roof over my head and that it's a privilege that a lot of people don't enjoy.
@aynish I thought that it made me hate tech, but it actually just made me hate capitalism (more.)
A non-tech job that in the end serves no purpose than to enrich a few, and does not increase the public good in any way, would make me just as sad.
@ilja that's really exciting, ive been thinking a lot about how i want to go down to 4/5ths
havent really done anything about it though
@aynish I hate pretty much everything about most places I've worked. The industry seems designed to squeeze out all the joy we get from computers.
@chirrolafupa I love all my side projects still and I love experimenting and figuring things out. But as an industry nothing about how software is developed 'professionally' makes any sense at all. It feels like it's designed to generate bad software and generally terrible outcomes.
@aynish yeah I do very little “outside of work” coding now. in fact I can’t even release anything that even remotely “competes” with my employer, and their definition of “competing” is extremely broad. definite motivation-killer. I still learn constantly though and my skillset is more badass than ever. that is very rewarding in itself haha
@amatecha hmmm, do you feel satisfied by the coding you do at work? that is certainly something i should try to develop more of.
what kind of skillset have you acquired? i havent figured out where to take my career just yet
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