When Jerry started their job as a junior developer, they couldn’t wait to get to work each morning. And each evening, even after their 10-hour workdays, they’d still feel energized. Now, two years later, Jerry looks like the shadow of what they used to be. Getting out of bed is hard these days, getting to work even harder. By the end of the day, they feel exhausted and drained. And they’re already dreading the thought of going back tomorrow and wasting yet another day of their lives.
Sounds familiar? Personally, I have yet to meet a programmer who hasn’t been through at least one episode of burnout.