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You Need to Quit Your Job
kpd
A Little About Me
• I was a scientist
• I was a coder
• I was an architect
• …
This is Not About Technology
• It is about technologists
• It’s about happiness, and balance
• When you find balance, you ...
A Little About You
• Today I’m focused on two types of people
A Little About You
• Today I’m focused on two types of people
A Little About You
• Today I’m focused on two types of people
8 hours for working… minimum
Half hour for lunch
An hour to commute
… it adds up
http://www.cdc.gov/features/dssleep/
“Insufficient Sleep is a Public Health
Epidemic”
We have the best jobs
• http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/the-100-best-
jobs
When You First Get Hired
• Enthusiasm is high
• Got that “new project” smell
• Team may be new or developing
• Your ideas ...
And You Did That
Honeymoon Over
• Now you’re the maintenance team
• Or some of the team moves to other departments or leaves entirely.
• Kn...
Symptoms
“I’ve got twenty-five years
experience writing code, and
I don’t need anyone else’s
input.”
Signs
Are you not entertained?
Don’t believe in the management’s
vision
“The key is not to
prioritize your
schedule, but to
schedule your
priorities”
{ Stephen Covey }
Perfect is the enemy of
good
Perfect is the enemy of
done
Well, if the product is
“walking”…
… master of none
The Parable of the Stonecutters
"Consider what you are doing
and ponder whether it is
worthy that you devote your
life to it." --Rabbi Nachma
Remote Work
• Telecommuting up nearly 79% from 2005 and now makes up 2.6% of
the work force -
http://globalworkplaceanalyt...
You Need to Quit Your Job
kpd
Thanks to Some Inspirational Folks!
• Cori Drew - Because PEOPLE. Because PASSION.
http://truncatedcodr.wordpress.com/2013...
That Conference 2015: August 10-12
• We want you to come
• We want you to learn
• We want you to participate
• We want you...
Find Me. Talk to Me.
• http://www.kevinpdavis.com
• @kevinpdavis
• kevin@kevinpdavis.com
• http://www.linkedin.com/in/davi...
You Need to Quit Your Job
kpd
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  1. 1. You Need to Quit Your Job kpd
  2. 2. A Little About Me • I was a scientist • I was a coder • I was an architect • …
  3. 3. This is Not About Technology • It is about technologists • It’s about happiness, and balance • When you find balance, you find peace
  4. 4. A Little About You • Today I’m focused on two types of people
  5. 5. A Little About You • Today I’m focused on two types of people
  6. 6. A Little About You • Today I’m focused on two types of people
  7. 7. 8 hours for working… minimum Half hour for lunch An hour to commute … it adds up
  8. 8. http://www.cdc.gov/features/dssleep/ “Insufficient Sleep is a Public Health Epidemic”
  9. 9. We have the best jobs • http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/the-100-best- jobs
  10. 10. When You First Get Hired • Enthusiasm is high • Got that “new project” smell • Team may be new or developing • Your ideas are needed and fresh
  11. 11. And You Did That
  12. 12. Honeymoon Over • Now you’re the maintenance team • Or some of the team moves to other departments or leaves entirely. • Knowledge departs • And now you may be “stuck” holding the bag • And you may even start resenting it. • Your skills may start to atrophy. • But you’re comfortable, and change is hard. http://blog.timesunion.com/careers/the-6-stages-of-the-job-life-cycle/1458/
  13. 13. Symptoms
  14. 14. “I’ve got twenty-five years experience writing code, and I don’t need anyone else’s input.”
  15. 15. Signs
  16. 16. Are you not entertained?
  17. 17. Don’t believe in the management’s vision
  18. 18. “The key is not to prioritize your schedule, but to schedule your priorities” { Stephen Covey }
  19. 19. Perfect is the enemy of good
  20. 20. Perfect is the enemy of done
  21. 21. Well, if the product is “walking”…
  22. 22. … master of none
  23. 23. The Parable of the Stonecutters
  24. 24. "Consider what you are doing and ponder whether it is worthy that you devote your life to it." --Rabbi Nachma
  25. 25. Remote Work • Telecommuting up nearly 79% from 2005 and now makes up 2.6% of the work force - http://globalworkplaceanalytics.com/telecommuting-statistics • Working at home increases productivity (+13%) and reduces turnover (-50%) - https://web.stanford.edu/~nbloom/WFH.pdf
  26. 26. You Need to Quit Your Job kpd
  27. 27. Thanks to Some Inspirational Folks! • Cori Drew - Because PEOPLE. Because PASSION. http://truncatedcodr.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/because-people- because-passion/ • Sharon Cichelli – “Crafting Your Career”, That Conference 2012 • Elizabeth Naramore – Stop Drinking Spoiled Milk http://vimeo.com/71732283 • Amir Rajan – Rebooting Life - http://amirrajan.net/meta/2013/07/14/rebooting-life/ • Scott Hanselman - It's not what you read, it's what you ignore - http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ItsNotWhatYouReadItsWhatYouIgnoreVi deoOfScottHanselmansPersonalProductivityTips.aspx
  28. 28. That Conference 2015: August 10-12 • We want you to come • We want you to learn • We want you to participate • We want you to teach • We want you to • We want you
  29. 29. Find Me. Talk to Me. • http://www.kevinpdavis.com • @kevinpdavis • kevin@kevinpdavis.com • http://www.linkedin.com/in/daviskevinp/ • http://about.me/kevin_davis • http://softwarearchaeology.blogspot.com
  30. 30. You Need to Quit Your Job kpd

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