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Does employee happiness not factor in?

e.g. I'm capable in many languages: Python, Java, C, C++, JavaScript, Lua, Go, + more. However I only enjoy writing in Lua or C, working in other languages are a chore: often it must be done, but I'd rather avoid it if I can. If I'm told to write in Python all day, I'll find myself looking for a new job rather quickly...

>Does employee happiness not factor in?

Only when that happiness leads to productivity. It's called "work," after all, you weren't hired to have fun all day.

Programmers that are only doing the job because these days it pays, not because they love what they do, are shit programmers.

And employers who would rather their programmers work for love than money are shit employers.

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