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What do you like least about your job?

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Jeremy’s Answer

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That would depend on the job and level.


For me, I'm a coder and at the associate level. For me the least liked thing would have to be the not being able to choose what you work on and the business constantly changing their minds. So at work the business will say "Do this, this and this" but when I do that they turn around and go "this isn't what we wanted so change this this and this". I can give them everything they ask for and they'll accept it then turn around and want it gone or completely changed.... 2, 3, 4, 5 times in a row. And I have no say or control to be like "Are you sure about this? Is this what the users will want? Have you run surveys?". I just have to be a code monkey and code.


But say I was QA. The least liked thing would be the having to document and write up every single step taken for every single test run. They have to write up excel sheets with everything they will test, and before ever getting the completed code. And the business loves changing requirements in the middle of development, so their test cases change often, without notice, as no one gives them a head up. They are not free test without limitations and are bound to their test steps. So that would suck and is why I'm not a QA person.


But if I was a manager then I'd say the meetings. Managers are constantly in meetings and they last for hours. So if I was a manager that would be the least liked thing.


So it really just depends on your job and level.

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Emily’s Answer

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Hello David!

     I think everyone will have something they like least about their job. I know for me sometimes the hours take me away from my family but I would recommend to look at all the positives that you get from the job. When you look at the negatives anyone will want to not take or keep that job but it needs to be more about what you get out of the job and what you can do in the job to make it Great!


Hope This Helps,

   Emily

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Sergio’s Answer

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I am a Software Engineering Manager, before this role I was working as a Software Engineer for many years. In my experience the thing I like the least is not even related to my career, it is mostly specific to past experiences in companies that didn't treat well their employees. That has been a good learning from me, now that I am managing people it is really important to consider what motivates to everybody, and try to keep everybody passionate about what you are doing.

I would resume this into the word PASSION, if you love what you do, if you love the team you are working with then the "least" pleasent things of your day to day job it's just anecdotic. Find what you love to do, which career you can build with those skills and keep improving yourself.

Sergio recommends the following next steps:

  • Find what are you passionate about.
  • Be bold and if you are unhappy, most probably you are going to have time to change your career, or at least the place you are working.
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Navya’s Answer

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I am a senior associate and get pulled into projects that do not align with my experience and interest some times. While this can be challenging and push me to learn new things, I would prefer to master and gain expertise in some tools/areas/ technologies rather than just being jack of all trades, master of none. This has its own pros and cons.

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Bonnie’s Answer

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The technology field is fast-paced and ever-changing and as a result requires agility. One must be flexible or learn to be flexible in order to thrive.
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