Ulf Dittmer wrote:
Are other developers in your team feeling similarly about these issues? If they do, then the team lead or manager should be rather interested to hear about these, as they lower productivity.
Yes, in fact one has already left the company as a result after raising many issues with our manager and I'm sure others like me are considering leaving too. I can't blame a specific aspect of the company or individual managers wholly for this, but everything comes together creating an atmosphere that makes it very hard to find the motivation, feeling like you're not as productive as you could be.
Maybe I have a defeatist attitude but I started this year thinking I should just not worry so much about things and coast along, but it is starting to get to me that I feel my job could be so much more than it is.
Like you say, maybe contracting/remote isn't for me either. Another option would be to go back to working for smaller companies, but I know they can have their problems too. I have wondered about a complete career change, but having come this far, acquiring lots of skills it seems like a waste.