27 Signs You Should Quit Your Tech Job

Your whole life feels like a 500 error.

1. You’re still waiting on the upgrade you were promised in 2010.

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2. Your boss hasn’t done any actual programming in 20 years.

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3. The CEO pretends to understand technology but actually has no idea.

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4. It takes 6 months for any project you work on to get deployed to live servers.

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5. And even then, some executive looks at what you’re working on and decides to change everything the day before it’s supposed to roll out.

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6. And it only ends up being used by 12 people.

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7. You spend more time managing up than building great products.

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8. Testing starts 5 minutes before deployment.

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9. You have to track all of your time in Sharepoint.

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10. Or worse: You are developing a Sharepoint application.

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11. When you’re on deadline, everything needs to happen as fast as possible. But when you wait for your manager to get back to you, s/he gets to take his/her own sweet time.

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12. Your hardware is an ancient relic that belongs in a museum, not on your desk.

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13. Which means you spend all your time dealing with stupid, mundane problems.

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14. Every time you solve one problem, you discover that it leads to a bigger one.

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15. Your PM insists on interrupting you when you’re smack in the middle of dealing with an outage.

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16. A crappy internet connection and VPN means that hours of your work keep going to waste.

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17. Everything goes wrong when you’re on call.

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18. Your site can only handle deployments on off-peak hours, which means you’re working every Saturday night.

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19. You spend more time trying to understand the hierarchy of your managers than actually being managed.

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20. You were promised a creative job, but all you do is make other peoples’ ideas come true.

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21. So instead of being respected and having your ideas taken seriously, you feel like a mechanic.

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22. There are legions of PMs who were hired JUST to send you annoying emails all day.

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23. You can never trust your teammates to catch errors until AFTER it’s too late.

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24. Your managers insist on rolling out infrastructure changes or making “URGENT” requests at 4 p.m. on Fridays.

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25. You can’t remember the last time you had a real lunch break because everything insists on breaking at noon.

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26. Reading this post took up the only 5 minutes you had free all day.

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27. And, worst of all, you can’t surf BuzzFeed and call it work.

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