In my experience, most developers are under an immense amount of stress on a regular basis. Some deal with it better than others, but that doesn't diminish the fact that the IT industry places heavy demands on those in it.
Customer demands, tight deadlines, budgetary constraints, the economy, technical issues such as poor tools and documentation, coworkers, and pointy-haired bosses all conspire to send us to the loony bin! What puts the most weight on your shoulders? Let us know by taking this quick poll.
J.JaDisclosure of Justin's industry affiliations: Justin James has a working arrangement with Microsoft to write an article for MSDN Magazine. He also has a contract with Spiceworks to write product buying guides.
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Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.