Programmer Automates Job, Realizes He Forgot How To Code

Posted: Jun 14 2016, 8:47am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Programmer Automates Job, Realizes He Forgot How to Code
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We've all been in a position where we wanted to make our lives easier by automating everything from our home lives to automating our jobs. That is just what Reddit user FiletOfFish1066 did at his programming job. He worked at a well-known tech company in the Bay Area for six years and he never actually put in the work. He automated his job so that he was able to play League of Legends, browse Reddit, work out at the gym, and pretty much whatever else he wanted to do.

He made an average of $95,000 per year.

During the first eight months of employment, he was able to automate everything so that he didn't have to do it. He works with software testing quality assurance, so he had to work a little bit to automate his job, but eventually had all of the programming tasks.

He explained exactly how he did it on Reddit:

“From around 6 years ago up until now, I have done nothing at work. I am not joking. For 40 hours each week I go to work, play League of Legends in my office, browse Reddit, and do whatever I feel like. In the past 6 years I have maybe done 50 hours of real work. So basically nothing. And nobody really cared. The tests were all running successfully. I shit you not, I had no friends or anything at work either, so nobody ever talked to me except my boss and occasionally the devs for the software I was testing.”

The user was a little upset after he got fired from his job. This isn't because he was fired, really, but because he completely forgot how to code since he didn't do it for nearly six years. One would think that he saved up some money, but living in the Bay Area is expensive. Still, he lives at home and ate extremely cheaply according to other posts on the website. However, he claims that he is addicted to League of Legends and beer. He's trying to get his life together:

“Time to try and cut my League of Legends and beer addiction…..I’m going to try and practice running through Cracking the Coding Interview as well as a data structures and algorithms book. I’ll also be applying to some jobs. After thinking about it for a while I think once I study everything I forgot, my motivation will come back. I always liked software dev, I just was a lazy ass.” -Reddit FiletofFish1066

As of this time, FiletofFish has deleted his account, but PayScaleNews was able to get the screengrabs.

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