One Reddit user FiletOfFish1066 just got fired from his programming job the reason why he got fired by his boss will blow your mind. FOF worked at a well-known technology company in Bay Area for past six full years and he did nothing except playing LOL (League of Legends, browse Reddit, work in a gym and basically do whatever he wants to do. Guess how much the company paid him for doing nothing for full six years? $95,000 per year on average was paid by the company to the programmer.
How is this possible a company pay $95,000 to a person who do nothing it’s not exactly like that FOF manage to automate his own job during the first eight months of his employment.
When he got his software testing and quality assurance job, he spent eight months automating all of the programming tasks like Scheduling, with all of his tasks fully automated by a computer he was able to sit back and do whatever he wants in job hours. On Reddit FOF describes how it was like to automate his own job:
“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.” -Reddit via Payscale Career News
FOF is pretty upset because he completely forgets how to code and have no marketable skills. But he is not stressed financially, he managed to save $200,000 during his 6-year long job. He was able to save money because he lived at home, ate whatever his mom cooked and usually he had a cheap fish sandwich and coke every day for lunch at his job. He admitted that he is now addicted to LOL and beer and expressed his desire to overcome these addictions and get his life back 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 (ten minutes after researching and finding these quotes on Reddit, FiletofFish1066 seems to have deleted his account and entire story).
It would be interesting to follow FOF’s next moves. Do you think he will find another job then automate it as well? Or do you think FOF will take a totally different course in the future?