content monkey stuff day in day out
Was this on some CMS? I swear to God, CMSes make everyone miserable.
One teammate who had just been promoted got legitimately worried that he had forgotten how to code entirely once he got his first real project.
Ouch, yeah. When I get benched for too long, I forget all the stuff I learned specifically for this company's needs, let alone whatever I knew prior to joining it.
The best thing to keep in mind is that even if this place doesn't work out, we are extraordinarily lucky to be in the industry we are in. It's work to get a new job, but the worst case scenario is always starting somewhere fresh.
That's why I rarely vent about it, since I'd feel stupid. So many people are worse out, so many have lost jobs nowadays.
If anything, burnout will be the end of me. The moment I'll be unable to learn anything new because of my bad experiences.
I'd really use a break, but I don't think I could afford one...