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The longer you work in tech, the stronger the urge to quit and start farming

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  • 4
    I would be researching and automating the farming. It would make a fat farmer.
  • 3
    Start farming some magic science cubes
  • 2
    I'm just spending my 3rd year in tech (software dev) 😌
  • 6
    I know a fair amount of farmers who say "You sit all day in air conditioning clicking on a computer? Man, I wish I had your job."

    While I'm thinking "You get to work outside with animals, drive big equipment, and at the EOD get to say 'I did some real work today'".
  • 4
    @Nanos The successful farmer I worked with bought equipment used and dirt cheap. He was actively trying to introduce tech and trying to help the universities understand they were teaching bullshit. He fixed EVERYTHING he could. Him and his brothers were managing thousands of acres. One of his brothers was a pilot and did all the crop dusting himself. He even did it with a broken foot and a cast on. Balls of steel. Some of the most impressive people I have ever had the pleasure to know.
  • 2
    Weed farm
  • 0
    The fact that I've literally said this
  • 4
    For me it's the opposite. The more I look at the farmers, the more I like my WFH job.
  • 0
    Damn this isn't even a joke
  • 2
    @ostream i once planted 30.000 plants for a period. I felt more healthy than ever. Hard work is great
  • 0
    If I'd do farming instead of coding, I'll make a vegetable and plant farm with not animals at all. Otherwise milking the cows would guarantee a daily standup 7 days a week.

    Seriously, becoming a freelancer did help, depending on the projects / people / customers we have the choice to work with, but at least a greater power to say no or take a day off.
  • 1
    @ostream I have to disappoint you, but someone had the same idea before you did

    https://gamingdebates.com/2020/02/...
  • 1
    @Nanos > "Farming can be smelly work."

    Yes, I would stay away from pigs/hogs. Best friends family raised hogs and it was disgusting work. Very, very profitable (at that time), but not worth the trouble and those things are *very* dangerous. Helping him in the pit one day (my first time, I was about 14) with several full size hogs and he said very sternly "Do not fall down and if one bites you, kick it has hard as you can. Do not let them think you are food. I'm not going to be able to stop a dozen 300lb hogs in a feeding frenzy."
  • 0
    @Nanos > "At the mercy of the weather, and of course, thieves."

    The farmers I know never had a problem with thieves. Probably because the rural/remote area and folks knowing its a 'shoot first, ask questions later' mindset.
  • 1
    @PaperTrail Grass is greener on the other sides because most people lack both the imagination and the compassion to think about the other side. Just appreciate the other side while accepting that they have their own hardships.
  • 1
    @Nanos about the poo and long physical work and all.

    Most people just can't handle doing the SAME thing for years. That burns you out, anything that breaks the routine, especially if it's in the opposite, sounds favorable because it's different.
    That goes for all professions, a burned out IT person would (unless they're a crybaby) enjoy a bit of physical labour for a week - month, and probably return with new energies. That's just how the brain works. Same shit every day just rots the brain.
    Same would be said about a farmer if he got to sit in an office for a week - month.
  • 0
    Sounds like Mental Outlaw
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