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I never said I was slacking off. In fact I got more done than anyone else on the team. It just felt like I was there only to work.

I openly told everyone how I felt. That's when I decided I didn't want to be a professional programmer anymore. I talked to boss man and we mutually agreed that there was no way for me to be happy being a cog in the wheel.

So what do you do instead?

I'm a broke entrepreneur, like everyone else in SF.

You can be a "professional programmer" without being a "cog in the wheel" so directly. At the end of the day though, we're all cogs in the great machine of society. The sooner you accept that, the sooner you can be happy in your work

I'm a little delusional. I believe that having the ability to choose what I work on makes me happy. This is why founders like being founders. They don't want to accept things the way they are. They just want to make it better for everyone else.

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