Software Project Burnout: Is It Them Or You?
It's easy to blame your company when a software project seems to require so many hours, that you suffer from software project burnout.
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It’s easy to blame your company when a software project seems to require so many hours, that you suffer from software project burnout.
And there certainly are companies that haven’t figured out how to set deadlines in a way that expectations can be reset if things go wrong.
But you can also burn yourself out, if you don’t set healthy boundaries.
I’ve actually worked overtime at the BEGINNING of a project! This would happen when I wanted to try and “make sure” we wouldn’t be late.
Or sometimes when I was just so excited to learn new technologies I DIDN’T WANT TO STOP.
In this episode, I encourage you to do whatever you can to prevent working any sort of overtime. Even if you love working with software and technology, you need to consider the precedent you set.
If employers know you will sacrifice your well being to meet deadlines, it’s too tempting for them to abuse again!
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About the Healthy Software Developer show.
On the show, Jayme shares all of his teamwork and leadership strategies, guidelines for healthy company culture, and stories about real projects so you can have a sustainable career in the software industry.
Develop a mindset and habits to keep you calm so you still love writing code - avoiding the traps most developers fall into.
A family man and veteran of over 30 software projects, Jayme experienced many wins and losses that led him to helping developers succeed in their careers online.