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+ - Exhausted Developer seeks *actual* 9-5 job.

Submitted by I'm not really here
I'm not really here (1304615) writes "Don't get me wrong, I understood what I was getting into when I became a developer. 40 hours per week really meant 50-80, long weekends, marathon programming stretches. I've reached a point where this no longer fits my desired lifestyle. If all goes as planned, I should be a father in another year or so, and I have no desire to be an absent father. My question to Slashdot is, what other jobs would be a good fit for someone skilled at development? What other jobs offer similar creative thinking opportunities, provide relatively similar pay and benefits, and yet do not inherently expect the employee to work up to double their stated full time hours?

Now I know that many will ask for more details and specifics, because no one job fits everyone, so I will provide a list of other hobbies/skills, but I am also interested in generic responses that could help others who are also in a similar situation.

My personal skills include:
Development (C++, C#.NET, VB.NET, Javascript, HTML, CSS, PHP)
CMS (Joomla, Drupal, CMSMS)
Photoshop and GIMP (though I'm not a graphic artist, I am very comfortable with working with other artists' images)
"Critical Thinking" (I can troubleshoot most any issue in a logical manner)
Writing — I have won awards for short stories and worked as an article writer in the past.

Additionally, I have a love of music:
Piano: 23 years
Bass Guitar: 7 years
Sound Technician: 17 years (FOH using Mackie, Behringer, A&H iLive digital boards, as well as too many different pieces of equipment to mention)
Sound Engineer: 4 years (Audacity, ProTools)

I just want to know what is out there that might fit the new chapter in my life."

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