Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Angry Rant - Don't love your job, then leave it

I just received this in my mail

7 Reasons to work in IT

  1. I hated sleep.
  2. I had enjoyed life enough.
  3. I couldn't live without tension.
  4. I wanted to pay for my sins.
  5. I believed in Bhagwad Geetha principle : "Karm Karo, Phal ki chinta mat karo"
  6. Everything in life has a reason, i wanted to prove it wrong.
  7. I wanted to take revenge on myself.

My anger is not solely focused on the above mail. I recently took interview for couple of guys and i can only say the quality of knowledge in so called programmers are even worse than what i was 2 yrs back. Do your job not for money but for the love of it. I love programming which is why i have been able to survive in this industry for 7 long years. If you think programming is a drag then either you are in the wrong industry or your junior or superior is in the wrong industry. I have worked only in two companies, where i have been lucky to get mentors who love what they and not keeping bitching about the job like this. Every single job invented by man has pressure and stress, you expect to get paid high yet you are not ready to compensate for that package. I mean, c'mon people, how bad can it get, try being a Chartered Accountant or a maybe something like a Traffic Police, then you would really understand the value of being software professional. We get paid good amount for sitting on our assess and writing some line in a ever changing world of technology while our brother and sister's in the military get paid measly amount for putting their life at stake. If you are not ready to put in the needed amount of commitment, dedication in your work, stop bitching about it and GET THE HELL OUT OF THE LINE OF WORK. You make others , people who really love what they do, look bad, dammit.

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Manish Chauhan said...

yes yes.. very correct ... i totally agree ... :)


VikramJb said...

Hey manish,

Sad part about this is, this rampant in IT industry :(. Btw, great blog you have there, really informative articles on investment. Keep up the good work :).