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103 points by tboyd47 on Aug 29, 2017 | hide | past | favorite | 102 comments |
I don't know how I got here. I think it's a combination of many things, such as 1) a demanding family life 2) web development getting more complex in general 3) more stressful work environment 4) physical discomfort like RSI getting worse 5) just getting older & brain getting foggier.
I don't think learning in my off hours is an option because my day job is so mentally draining. It takes all of my brainpower just to work from 9 to 5, and then I have nothing left over after that.
I am talking to my manager about reducing my responsibilities but really I've been feeling this way for over a year, just trying to hang in there. But it's only getting worse as the months go by.
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