Today I miss those heady days when I had a sufficient reserve that I knew I could quit and find a new job if things got too stupid around here.
No, I’m not in trouble or anything.
I’m just losing all interest in working for a company that doesn’t give a shit about it’s employees below the level of managers – managers who are more interested in carving out their own territory than in getting the job done. I’m tired of watching good people get screwed by office politics, knowing it’s gonna be me if I ever get above peon level. I’m sick of doing shit work that adds no value to anything instead of creating solutions. I’ve had it with maintaining bogus legacy code that should be shot and left for the vultures. It’s high time I got out of BigHugeCo. But again, that fear of change sets in. Plus that fear of never again working somewhere that will pay for college. Speaking of which, UMUC looks interesting.
In positive news, Mycroft, my home PC, has now been up for two and a half days without crashing since I installed a stock Debian kernel. Maybe it was just my home-compiled kernel that was causing freeze-ups ::fingers crossed::.
I hate doing taxes. Besides the humiliation of being forced to assist an embezzler (the IRS) to steal the correct amount from me, it’s just incredibly tedious and frustrating, especially when your paperwork is just the slightest bit non-vanilla. But ever since getting fleeced for over $300 by H&R Block, I refuse to hire someone else to do it. What’s the point of getting a better a refund if the difference goes to your tax preparer?