Life is what you make of it - according to the survey, I am on the critical path to something disastrous. So here is my advice, develop a life plan and only stay in the stressful part of IT for as long as you have to.
We are the chosen profession no matter what anyone tells you, IT persons are the future and I guarantee you that if you are successful in IT - no matter which position - you can be successful in anything you do.
So, back to my advice - once your plan has succeeded, leave your job and do IT the way it was intended - enjoy it!! Remember, for those skeptics, it may be a long time before you stop focusing on the "I am stuck here" mentality to the "I am getting my plan in order" mentality. Once you there my advice will be the same "Enjoy IT"
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