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On the Unhappiness of Software Developers | Hacker News
1. Being stuck in problem solving
2. Time pressure
3. Bad code quality and coding practice
4. Under-performing colleague
5. Feel inadequate with work
6. Mundane or repetitive task
7. Unexplained broken code
8. Bad decision making
9. Imposed limitation on development
10. Personal issues – not work related
I've dealt with most of these, and I think they betray the mantra of the "modern" software engineer: push features fast. Code quality, adequate explanations, proper planning, and lenient time tables are an afterthought.
happiness  work  career  software-development 
june 2017 by hellsten
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