Well, Friday last week was the last straw. All I could do is stare at the code, and sit while the cramping between my shoulder blades slowly made its way up into my skull. Zero productivity. Less than zero enthusiasm. No way to produce a professional-level result.
So, I emailed my agency, told them I was going to close things out and leave, and managed to give my boss a 2 minute heads-up between his meetings. And then I went the Hell home and had a few beers!
I haven't emailed out a single resume', but those automated resume' search bots have found me and I've already been in contact with a couple of headhunters. All of the jobs are real development projects, by the way. Design, write, test, deliver.. that's my kind of job!
With any luck 4/29 will be my last day here. I need about a week off, then go full-press on the job search. I'd prefer to stay in Austin, but I'll go where the work is, as long as they have bus service!
Today - no real muscle tension, haven't ground my teeth all morning, feel enthused to create a documentation roadmap and prepare thing for a professional exit. Downloading some large files so I can write code at home, to keep sharp and continue to grow my education.
Oh, and learning Nuke video editing software and Houdini visual effects software. I don't want to be an engineer for the rest of my life!
More as it happens...