Today’s Datanauts episode springs from a deeply personal blog post written by our guest, Al Rasheed.
Al talks about the costs of an IT career; how the long hours and the stress can eat away at your personal and family life, negatively affect your health, and make you feel like a failure.
We discuss regrets for the good jobs that got away, the bad jobs we stayed in too long, and how to decide when it’s time to walk away.
Al also shares his experiences about how he’s coped with the ups and downs of life in IT, how his passion for technology and learning continues to drive him, and the vital role that community plays.
We explore why the human connections of community can be more vital than the tech tips and goofy means that get passed around.
If you’ve ever sat at your desk and wondered “What am I doing here?” then this episode is for you.
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You Can Call Me Al – Al Rasheed’s blog post
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