This job will be the death of me.
Imagine being a writer, and you've ben hird to write, so you're told. To start and do a nice piece that goes into the commercial product, great!
But then, your boss comes over and hands you an immensely thick book - 98,000 lines - and tell you that your new assignment is to read through it, write a synopsis of the important major and minor points, and create some diagrams to make it easy to follow. And you have about 3 months to do it, and it's on a topic you're not real familiar with, there's alien jargon throughout it and it's some of the most boring reading you've encountered in your life.
Welcome to my job, only it's programming and not writing.
The stress is incredible. My mind is not set up to tediously plow through tens of thousands of lines of other peoples code, from the instant I get into the office until I go home I have a near-continual stress tension headache, and all I can think about is going home and having several beers.
So, resume' updates and possible two-week notice coming soon. I'm going to try to last another month but no promises, I need out of here!
In the meantime, working on my 5-year plan to change careers and get the Hell out of software engineering. Between music, writing, and video editing/visual effects I should be able to support myself decently, don't need to be rich, just pay bills and afford beer.
Damn, I hate his job.