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About to quit my job, not feeling challenged has led me to be a bit of an arrogant dick, and the power that be (sic) has had enough and I reckon is gonna do a large agency style 'disappearing act' on me.
Essentially I'm jumping before I'm pushed.
Am I about to merely shoot myself on the foot, or decapitate from the knee down? Or will I be absolutely fine, being a passionate (ugh, forgive me) front-end developer with experience with HTML5 - among other weird nuggets of interactive real-time graphics know how - who enjoys doing mental gymnastics, but has a problem with the getting-in-on-time thing?
What's it like out there these days?
I hear there are riots going on
u are drunk in your own feces you bastard
elaboration: you are drunken in your success like a greek god drunk on nectar. look in the mirror, look at the world, then with confidence say... I am doing pretty damn good for myself.
Getting to work on time is a joke. Unfortunately, it's also a requirement.
Do you freelance? Post some work samples.
Well this is how it's ended up like this:
Boredom (Arrogant dick, late for work) turns into:
Insomnia (2-5hrs/7days) (Even later for work) turns into:
Depression (Work starts to really suffer, need to take a lot of work home to do when I do go in or just be at home in a controlled environment where I feel safe)
Very bad thoughts (Randomly secretly crying at work, temperament is all over the place, can't imagine any sort of future, feels like the world is spinning a lot, it's an odd sensation hard to describe it feels like a lobotomy would scratch this weird itchy feeling in my forehead)
- I probably need a holiday, but workload needs done!rounce
- I'm almost in the exact same boat (minus the girly crying). Let's start a company. ;)chalk
- you sound like the kinda guy anyone would love to hire.mantrakid
- Plus got a fair deal of family stress/anxiety at the moment too, so all combined isn't stellar, I just need a distraction!rounce
- you guys are losers who cant work for yourselvesjadrian_uk
- this sounds much different than the original post. are you bi-polar?johnny_wobble
- I can relate to some of this... but I think some stuff is a sign that somethings up. see a doctor. (not that im saying youre crazy) sometimes we just need a time out. good lucksofakingbanned
- youre crazy! sometimes we just go though bad times and need a time out. good luck.sofakingbanned
- I went through the same with lateness, sleeping probs, etc. a few years ago. Still no end in sight.Pupsipu
- i routinely do not give a f*ck about waking up to go to work. like MJ sang: You are not alone. *Hands in your pants*sherm
I know for sure there is plenty of work to be had out there for developers. It's probably not ego, man. You've probably just surpassed the barrier of your growth there.
Move on and continue getting better. Good vibes your way.
Personally I think that people will look back on salaried work as being kind of like we now view slavery
eh, I contracted for years. The right salaried job is pretty great, you just have to hold out for it.
you could also ask for a vacation. if youre thinking of quitting, it couldnt hurt to get some free time off to get your head straight, and be able to come back fresh after sharpening the old saw.
I know how you feel. At least start looking for some freelance clients before you push the button. A few months of no Cashola wouldn't really help you at the moment, would it?
If I officially push tomorrow I have 6 weeks. Meaning right now I have at least freelancing via agencies, I've got just enough contacts at various shops to pay the bills on a bad month, plus my usual little bits of freelance on the side. Then there's always bike messenger work.
rounce... you ever worked remotely? (I'm in Melbourne) Looking for a little coding help for some freelance gigs I have. You will have to post/email some examples of stuff you've worked on by yourself though.
If you are relying on freelance you should have 6-12 months of salary work saved.
I have quit without a plan before. Never pans out. Also, we are starting a new recession, there will be layoffs.
I say stick around, make a plan, save money and go out with a bang.
Some people never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. I have at least 6-8 months of steady work for a front end coder and a prototyper, both fulltime - but ok with working remotely.
Instead, our topic originator rambles on because he's not really going to quit his job, he's just bitching.
If you feel this strongly about leaving your current job, its definitely time to go. You will be fine finding other work. There is lots out there.