programming is not a fun career, it has its moments but honestly it is hard to recommend on any basis except the pay

three things you spend a lot of time doing in software:

- explaining why we can't do something the *right* way or the way that will make some stakeholder happiest (sometimes technical but usually bc time or money)
- discovering by excruciating process of elimination over the course of hours that you misread a word in some documentation, or mistyped something, or... whatever.
- trying to understand someone else's code from 3 years ago (no comments, no docs, no way to contact them about it)

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otoh this opinion is largely the product of burnout, and i might find some measure of optimism about things if i were able to take a break, and after that break, have coworkers with whom to collaborate.

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