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Re: Re: Road map woes

by Dog and Pony (Priest)
on May 30, 2003 at 07:34 UTC ( #261783=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Road map woes
in thread Road map woes

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.

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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It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

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Re: Re: Re: Road map woes
by Limbic~Region (Chancellor) on May 31, 2003 at 23:18 UTC
    Dog and Pony,
    Thank you so very much. I recently gave my notice at a place where I was in the same perverbial boat as you. I have found the majority of my jobs as not satiating because of this very reason. I know that I am not that good - I find myself in the presence of greatness everytime I log into PerlMonks. I guess I will start looking for a job where I am the least qualified (figuratively speaking) and not the most qualified. Thanks again for putting some perspective on this problem for me.

    Cheers - L~R

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[RonW]: james28909 Why not write a Perl program to do the task?
[choroba]: RonW Yes, but then, one day, they needed to switch from FTP to SFTP, and... but I can't give the whole talk away here :)
[RonW]: Tunnel FTP through stunnel?
[james28909]: i guess i should have done it in perl. i bet it woulnt have taken me 5 hours to figure out haha
[choroba]: In the end, I was able to upgrade Perl from 5.8.3 to 5.22 and install Net::SFTP::Foreign , at least for the task involved

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