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Comment: Yes, I have "been in this situation before"! (Score 1) 218

by Grifter (#45763385) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Working With Others, As a Schizophrenic Developer?

My first large scale job out of college was WFH - 70% and Travel - 30% ... It was absolutely awful.

I was young and working at a large company with little to no support. Near the end of my first year I had a break down and discontinued work there. I learned a lot from that situation. The biggest of which was how much I thrived of the energy of other people. Bouncing ideas around, or just having someone to look at as they walk by.

I'm not a programmer, but a Unix Admin. Just being around people is key to easing my struggle in this life. Weather I like the people or not, just having those minds and that energy around is essential to my survival.

I finished my last contract job up from home, and it was nice taking a break from the office. To work from another perspective. After 2 months of WFH I craved the office again.

For me I don't think I'd mind Office - 90% and WFH - 10%. Any less than 90% in the office and I feel separate from people. I get distant and spacey.

We all get down from time to time, "US" more than others. But the key is to get back on that horse when you can. Keep putting the good work out there when possible.

Take Care,


Son Sues Mother Over Facebook Posts 428

Posted by samzenpus
from the check-your-family-status dept.
Most kids hate having their parents join in on a discussion on Facebook, but one 16-year-old in Arkansas hates it so much he has filed suit against his mother, charging her with harassment. From the article: "An Arkadelphia mother is charged with harassment for making entries on her son's Facebook page. Denise New's 16-year-old son filed charges against her last month and requested a no-contact order after he claims she posted slanderous entries about him on the social networking site. New says she was just trying to monitor what he was posting." Seems like he could just unfriend her.

The greatest productive force is human selfishness. -- Robert Heinlein