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What to you like most and hate most about your job?

Greg Charles

Joined: Oct 01, 2001
Posts: 2967

We can't be landing rovers on the surface of Mars every day. Every job is bound to have its share of drudgery or downright unpleasant tasks, but hopefully there's enough fun to make up for them.

For me, I'm happiest doing straight server-tier application programing. I've started to enjoy some of the front end web app work now too, thanks to JQuery. I never liked working with JavaScript before JQuery came around. Also, getting money. That's way up on the list.

On the other hand, I tend to work on smallish project teams, so I have to cover a lot of areas. I hate writing PL/SQL. That language just makes no sense to me. For that matter, I'm not a huge fan of regular SQL, but still get stuck writing it way too often. Also, XML configuration tasks tend to take up way too much of my time, whether that's creating Maven builds, getting JBoss to deploy right, or writing a Jasper report. Debugging is a fun process. Scouring Google to see if anyone has had the same problem with configuration, and hope they figured out a workaround ... not so much.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24199

Likes: working with smart people; coding; learning new languages and tools; getting shiny new computers sometimes.

Dislikes: configuring stuff to do what it wasn't meant to do; making Powerpoints; writing proposals; meetings with PHBs.

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Jesus Angeles
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Joined: Feb 26, 2005
Posts: 2068
Hates most:

That it 'is' a job.

That I only get to do Java in my current job. I wish I get to do dot net, php, rich ui, etc. (not that it is good for my career).

Loves most:

That I like what the type of thing I am doing (information technology).

That I see people like me (nerd if you must, or similar likes and dislikes) in the work place (outside is a different story).

That I can apply my knowledge at work to other parts of life (like enterpreneurship on same field).

J. Kevin Robbins

Joined: Dec 16, 2010
Posts: 1520

Likes: I'm the only developer on site, so I get to do everything from server to client UI and I get to do it my way. No project managers, no tech leads, no business analysts, no deadlines.

Dislikes: As the only developer, I have nobody to bounce ideas off of, no code reviews, no QA staff, nobody to help with architecture design.

Ironic that the best thing about my job is also the biggest drawback.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." -- Ted Nelson
Akhilesh Trivedi
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Joined: Jun 22, 2005
Posts: 1599
Like : Job
Hate : Again Job!

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