Ten reasons to avoid software development like the plague

  1. Pressure - A major client needs an update installed, they can't conduct any business without it, your technical director is close to tears, you are the only developer around, you need to churn out code which you know absolutely nothing about, and asap! OMG OMG OMG!  Welcome to the wonderful world of software dev.
  2. Stress - Imagine the scenario painted above happening every week, I dare you not to be stressed out
  3. Brain fatigue - At special times when dealing with very difficult software dev scenarios software dev can be akin to seating at a desk trying to solve the "geometrical meaning of the central extension of the algebra of diffeomorphisms of the circle" (I got that from googling "most difficult math problem")
  4. Your social life, relationship, sex life might suffer - why? Because you are too busy debuging the code that you just broke and finish off what you were working on in the first place.
  5. It's not a job, its way a life - ever seen doctors stare lustily at a new ultra powerful high tech stethoscope? Nope. Seen a plumber saying sweet nothings into the holes of a new super strength carbon fibre pipe? Nope. Seen a software developer professing his love for his computer? Yep! Why? Software developers live for tech.
  6. Work hours are not fixed - software developers only rest when the client is happy and everybody know clients are never happy. Do the maths
  7. Pay can be really terrible - with all I've mentioned above you‘d think the pay is super, WRONG!!!  Because software developers come a dime a dozen these days, the pay can be terrible, especially when you are just starting out.
  8. You become everybody's tech support - when dad can't print his document because paper is jammed in the printer, guess who they'll call from wherever he is on the planet? Yep you guessed it, the guy who practically lives with computers, the software developer. 
  9. You might get a bad back - if you are unlucky enough to sit on a bad chair at work then the long sitting hours will almost inevitably mean a bad back.
  10. You might get fat - forget the "might", you will get fat, it's simple, sit on your bum for 8 hours a day, get home and do the same, what do u get? A very rotund individual.
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