Bored People Quit (I did!)
If you read one long blog article this year, make it this one: Rands in Repose’s Bored People Quit. It is one of the most important blog posts I’ve read in a long time, and right on the money.
If you’ve ever worked a shitty professional job (especially programming), and you know you have, you’ll resonate with what’s written there. I told my last job for well over a year that I was bored and actually tried to quit a number of times, and gave exact action items for how to fix my boredom and what my grievances were. Not that any were ever addressed. And in a place like that, they couldn’t realistically be addressed, with so much riding on such an expensive project- they couldn’t give a shit about almost any individual worker or what I perceive as the long term health of the studio.
Anyway, go read it, and pass it on to your managers!