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Should I Quit My Programming Job? (Can't Cope)

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I am working for a great computer programming company here in nigeria.I started two months ago.THough I studied physics I was given a chance to prove my self in programming.I Loved the little I used to do while i was in school but now after like two month I fell like hell My head pounds during work and I get scared like poo.I am not even producing good code.The thing seems very stressful.

Please guys I am thinking of quitting with my integrity intact before one boss starts shouting Useless on me.I am confused should I quit.I feel like I should switch to networking by attending at least a three month course.

NB A friend help me get this job actually and he said if i should quit within 2 months I will look like I cam to siphon some cash and run and also It will give him a bad name in the company since I entered through his recommendation.

Guy what should i do .Should I quit and just change careers?

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I don't think the best option is for u to quit.

1. If u quit where do u want to start?

2. You need to be trainable.

3. though u may consider networking simpler (which is true) but u should always ready for challange

I.T is dynamic i nature. Moreso, networking also involves some kinds of programming called network programming(if i actually guess right)

In short, i will advice u to stick to tha job and start liasing with other programmers(If you have something u considered difficult for u to solved, they can help u solve it but u should always be ready to learn it ursef.

"Stick to one thing untill u get there" Abraham Lincon

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Even though u were recommended for the job; there was an interview process where your capabilities were put to test.

If they don't think you have the potentials, the job won't even come near you in the first instance.

Think of it this way - if u studied computer science or IT in college, I can say they gave u d job due to your degree. But to offer a Physics graduate such a job means they actually studied you enough. Programming is not just any job you can offer any sharp graduate.

I think you are just fretting over nothing. There are times in our careers even for those with a lot of experience when we hit brickwalls. But my dear, it mostly reside in your head as your bosses might actually be impressed with you at the moment meanwhile you were thinking otherwise.

You need to start using the power of positive thinking from now. Think that your projects and codes will come out well. Be focused. Join coding forums and get mentoring from more senior coders (A lot of dem are here in NL). And as someone said; Google is ur best friend in this. And by the way, what platforms and language do you code with?

If you run from this. You will keep running!

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you been daft when you accept the job in the first place stop being lazy and do your job

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Persist,

You cannot continue to hide your lack of skill in programming. As a Physics graduate, there is a wide difference between Physics and Programming. It will be better if you quit this job for your peace and sanity. I know you are having sleepless nights about your current job. If you quit, you will be doing your employer a favour big time. Your employer needs to move forward. Good intensive training will help you but you must be serious.

I am a Software Developer here in London. I know your predicament and you cannot hide from it for too long.

Get another job or get correct Programming training online and intensive coaching from Remedial Courses. You will spend some money on Remedial courses - it is not free. You must be serious about learning because Programming is the most complex part of Computer Science. In fact some Nigeria graduates in Computer Science do not know Programming and I am not surprise that many of them cannot find work.

In the UK, Nigeria graduates in Computer Science are enrolling for another undergraduate course in Computer Science to help them meet up with their technical capability e.g. Programming.

The Holy Spirit can help if you know him and you have made the effort to help yourself.

If you need to get in touch with me, e-mail me on: bennyowen@email.com

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Learning programming is like learning a new language such as French or Arabic. If you can take a leave for 2 months or so, then you SHOULD go a-learning. But you get mind in the first place shah,

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What Platform are u working on?. I migth be able to help u depending on the platform u are utilizing.

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@ poster,

The key word here is persistence. Dont quit, cos if u do, u may live to regret this for the rest of your life. I will advise you arrange for personal trainig during weekend, do a lot of research on the net, relate with senior colleaques at work and open your heart to new innovations. Ori gige ko ni ogun ori fifo ( i.e cutting ones head is not solution to headache)

Belief in your self that u can do it, and be prayerful.

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I've worked in programming jobs for years, and have been doing it since secondary sch, but even now at times, I still get scared, and all that, especially when I got a deadline, even now, I have 2 project managers asking me when the code will be ready for the customer. I simply convert the pressure and stress into energy, and use it to push me to just find a solution. At times also, you can relax, look at the challenge from another angle, and remember, code is logical, theres always a solution.

It might feel challenging at the beginning, but just keep plodding along, even people with talent at what they do, have to put in some effort. If you want to switch to networking because you think it's 'easy', then how will you act when something challenging comes up? Will you also quit?

Make this a learning experience, and enjoy yourself!

See you at the top!

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two months is way too early for you to quit!

think about your intergrity- quitter!

think about the person that recommended you

just think how about some few more weeks you can actually make friends

or get chatting to people that will make it more productive for you at work

atleast try achieve something before you leave so you dont dent your confidence!

wherever you go one manager will shout things at you anyway you dont become a superheor overnight!

you should atleast spend six months there, the little you do will help you in the future,you'll gain skills and

probably get a good recommendation

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u not comfortable, u leave

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java, codes or dhtml doesnt make people mad my friend

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bro its better u quit b4 u run mad, dhtml is an example, a programmer that was offered a moderator position on NL here, the dude is nothing but a deranged/delusional forum thug now, due to java codes running tru his head.

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@ Poster

I am facing almost the same problem, but i think the best thing like somebody said is to go for more cos i still go for weekend classes in programming too.

So, don't quit too soon.

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@ OP

your name is persist . . . need i say anymore?

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most jobs people gets this days is hardly related to the choosing field but people still go for it just to keep body and soul together.but not withstand you can still search for jobs that is related to your choosing field.If you're to cope with the nature of the job, you would have cope or get used to the job btw the first and second weeks of your resumption.The choose is your if you decided to stay or leave. you still make the right choose.

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guy,u should nt quite d job.cos jobs are very hard 2get.jst try ur possible best.cheer up

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What do you really love? Many of us (Nigerians) are always in search of jobs and would do anything to get it. I suggest you ask yourself this question, WHAT DO I REALLY LOVE IN THIS JOB? You answer would determine what you should do next because the answer lies with you. I will advice you to do what makes you happy because i will NEVER trade my happiness for any thing.

GOODLUCK

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press on.if after u dont get job satisfaction,QUIT

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@ poster,

I will say its just a little early (2 months) to make up your mind about quitting ur job. All kinds of jobs have their own challenges, most especially in the first few months of resumption. The most important thing is for you to be in the right frame of mind to handle responsibility. I suggest you talk with your boss and ask for a few days casual leave so you could get your acts together.

Since you have interest in IT as you said, just keep at it and DON'T QUIT TOO SOON!!!

You can do it, believe in yourself!

Cheers

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Guy, jobs are not easy to come by but with God, all things are possible. Keep managing your job and make efforts to secure another job. Trust God, your life fulfilling job will come.

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I will advice that you try as much as you can to develope interest and love for the job, ask your self such questions as: how can i succeed in this job? how can be more intereted in the job? i also advice that you have that believe in your ability to succeed and always picture your self succeed.

Best of luck

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I realise that nowadays a whole lot of us just manage at a job we are not so comfortable with. If you do a job you are not passionate or interested about why stick up your neck there. Each moment you spend will be unfulfilling to you cos it's not what you love. I know a lot of people who struggle to keep up with a job like that. You wont be helping yourself that way. You have a choice. If you continue with a job that doesn't give you fulfillment you might just be filled with frustrations. No matter how much they pay you, if you discover where your passion truly lies and go for it, you'll be more fulfilled and you'll even earn far more than you ever imagined. We human beings are UNLIMITED. Dont limit yourself. Life should be enjoyed and not endured. Save yourself the heartaches and do what you were created for. To your success.

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walakolobo where r u from sef? u sound too unserious 4 dis forum and ur words are true.

i will advice the guy to quit now before he go crazy

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@ Walakolobo!ever heard of too much information?

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boy - you better quite or else you will become a crazed man in less than one week from now. This thing happened to my - I got this contract where I will be earning £300 every day for like 6months, I thought I knew the job, I went in there like a genius, u know, trying to become Michael Jackson or something, one week, two weeks, three weeks, i havent written another code apart from studying the one I inherited from the last guy- look, and these project has deadlines and stuff, each night, i go home with the work laptop, with the mind that i will study overnight and write all the codes in one day, for where, boy, i wan craze, got to a stage, my di ck even wont rise to any occassion, i willbe writing codes inside my woman pu ssy with my di ck when i should actualy be foking her, oh boy, i tried, but my saving grace was thet i was also foking the project leader, no other team member knew i was doing that, but when the realisation dawned on her, even my sweet di ck couldnt save me, i was booted out like spermatozoa during expulsion, so oh boy, na warn i don warn you so, leaaave.

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No need to quit.every new jobs seems scary in the beginning. most likely by the time you've spent 4 or 5 months on the job, you'll feel different. Also, like you said, you got the job by recommendation and you dont want the person who recommended you to look silly. so,stick with the job and if in a few months time you really feel like its not doing it for you,you can send in ur resignation knowing that you gave it your best. also, sitting at home and going for training will be extremely boring and it doesnt pay the bills.

hang in there for a while!

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