Do most people hate their jobs?
By As The Palaces Burn
(Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 10:18:32 PM EST) (all tags
[Yes, I'm mostly here to complain about work. But I like think a can be fairly witty at times. And my job really is quite crazy and cartoon like. Anyway...]
Like many of you, I am a programmer. I sit in a cube with three others we are all unhappy/crazy. I just came back to my job after quitting and coming back. The gentleman next to me isn't talking to me and giving me weird hostility. While I was away he started a fight at a bar my brother worked at. He used to speak to me and not stop until I practically yelled at him that I needed to work.
My favorite person in my cube is an older Indian lady. Over the IM she tells me she is quite unhappy because she is not appreciated at home or work. She works hard except when she has tension headaches. I also work with a younger Indian lady. She has no interest in conversing with me, but will out of politeness. She's actually not unhappy or crazy. But she does look for jobs at work even though they monitor our web usage.
The rest of my company is crazy too, by the way.
Is it like this for everyone? Just programmers? Just dysfunctional companies?