So very true. While I was working at a company that had at least one programmer/designer/etc that was lots better than me, I got better every single day, and often not by little either.
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The, on the other hand, I spent over a year at a company where I was by far the best programmer (and probably one of the best computer guys all categories). Not to be taken as that I'm very good. Only compared to those others. It was pure pain most of the time. While it felt good to be able to solve problems for the others, and getting lots of credit and respect, I hardly evolved at all, more likely I lost some skills. The credit doesn't matter all that much when you really don't have to work hard at solving the problems at hand. There were a few times I needed to think hard, but oftenly it was pretty easy stuff.
Furthermore, disliking my situation at that job so much made me lose the interest in doing fun stuff for myself at home as well, becoming quite apathetic for a while. Thank goodness I'm not working there anymore. I'm starting to feel my old self again. :)
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