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Old 06-23-2014, 04:58 AM   #21
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I feel your pain. I worked on the design/survey of an interstate highway that was mired in environmental issues and stalled for about 10 years. Same as you, there were a lot of hurdles that we had to jump. Luckily, I got to do a little site inspection during the construction phase that helped ease the feeling of a lack of accomplishment. I imagine that you'll be able to see the fruits of your labor sometime in the future. But it may be after you retire. Hang in there. Your 5 years, 11 months and 1 day will hopefully fly by!

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Old 06-23-2014, 09:17 AM   #22
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I'm in the IT field, too, and for the last few years have gotten zero sense of challenge nor satisfaction from what I work on. After doing it for 30+ years (I've been working with computers in some paid capacity since I was 16) it's just the same old stuff. I am so tired of sitting in a cube staring at a damn computer all day.

I've already mentally checked out of the place I'm at. I'm leaving in Feb 2015 when my 4-year vesting of stock is complete. There's an ESPP payout the following month, in March, but I'm not so sure I'd stick around for it. It'll only be a few extra thousand dollars at current stock prices, and honestly even for $10k after-tax extra, I'd still rather leave in February. I'm so ready to leave, the extra money just isn't worth it to me.

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