And the #1 reason for frequenting this blog is….

April 29th, 2006

that it will help you be successful at the #1 job in America :)

If you read my About page, you will see that when I choose Computer Science as a major I did so because I enjoyed it — NOT because I thought it would be a good career move.  In fact, I was actually wondering what I would do to make a living after I left college.

Well, it turned out I didn’t have to wonder too hard.  If you enjoy software development you are very lucky.  For you will be in a profession where you have the opportunity to always pick the work you want to do, choose the location you want to work, select the people you want to work with, and select the salary level you are comfortable recieving (this last one sounds odd, but keep in mind stress appears to grow exponentially with your salary).

The key is to be committed to self-improvement.  Always stay in touch with what the market demands, and you will find yourself always being in demmand.

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  • 1. DPrentice  |  April 29th, 2006 at 12:30 am

    Actually Sonjaya, I think the stress level moves exponentially the farther you get from your optimal salary – ie once expenses + leisure costs are met, higher salaries/jobs with more responsibilities increase stress, resulting in less happiness, and lower salaries (even for lower responsibilities) infringe on your homelife/comfort level…

    there’s a magic spot out there somewhere…just gotta find the right balance between income, job satisfaction, expenses, and homelife… then the stress (no matter how huge it is) imparted by the actual job is completely manageable.

    Happy Place…go to your Happy Place….

  • 2. mikesty  |  April 29th, 2006 at 12:36 am

    I suppose it’s convenient that I like computers very much :) Although I suppose I’m a little more on the hardware side, I think software side will be a lot of fun :)

  • 3. sonjaya  |  April 29th, 2006 at 2:30 am

    Good point Don — yes, I think there is some optimal level and stress increases the further you are away from that level regardless of direction.

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