Burnout in Tech is Real as Fuck (Even at 9–5)

From the outside, it might be peak happiness, but in reality, the dream job doesn’t exist because work sucks

Senior Brogrammer
2 min readOct 24, 2023

No matter what, you’ll never be really satisfied with any type of role. The nature of work in its current state is to drain you. Ideally, you would be able to power through until your services are no longer required and go to die.

Life Sucks and Then You Die… — Vince McMahon

Pro-wrestling gave us so many life lessons, yet we argue about kayfabe.

This is why burnout exists. It doesn’t come from a shitty boss who works you eighty-hour weeks or working in a bad environment. Work in itself burns out individuals.

What happens when you apply a new field to it?

Joy Burns

Burning the Brain

I wanted to write this article during the recession, AKA rich people can’t lose money, and we earn the opportunity to do so. It’s important to stop being overly grateful to have a job—only the employer benefits from this mentality, not you.

I’ve seen countless engineers drag their feet daily because they’re happy to have a job. It pains me because I don’t want to barge in with grandiose ideals. They have bills to…