Originally posted by Jasiek Motyka:
I am 25 and working in a big company as a junior programmer. I am getting more and more frustrated about my job. All I do is maintenance programming, so my only role is to look for and fix bugs and/or refactoring. The code I work on is old, written in horrible style and totally undocumented. I hardly understand what's going on about it and I have little knowledge about the business of the applications I am to work on.
I've been working in the company for about 4 months. I have more then a year total experience. I'm bachelor in IT and SCJP (95%) I'm about to do SCWCD.
I don't really feel that my knowledge and skills are increasing. Especially I don't work on any cutting edge techs. Just plain old java and old struts.
Every day I struggle myself to get the job done and I hardly succeed. I'm beginning to doubt if I'm suitable to the programmer's job at all.
What do you think? Should I start thinking on leaving the company.. or wait and see, maybe I'll get use to it? I am very well paid.
[ June 30, 2007: Message edited by: Pawel Matczak ]