I think it was yesterday afternoon that I caught myself thinking "I'm really enjoying doing this programming, but I should get back to work." It took me a little to remember that this is actually my assignment, and I'm not supposed to be doing something else, like running or designing another inane group of manual tests I would never be given the chance to automate; this was the actual work at hand.
I am now employed such that my primary job function is work I actually want to do and am qualified for. I am happy about this.
I've migrated to DreamWidth. The original post is at http://kistaro.dreamwidth.org/467975.html. View comments at http://kistaro.dreamwidth.org/467975.html#comments; go ahead and use OpenID to post your own.