Stress for Computer Programmers

September 12, 2008 at 3:38 am (Article)

What is a stress?

Stress is the consequence of the failure to adapt to change, specifically the inability to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats to the organism, whether actual or imagined.[1] Common stress symptoms include irritability, muscular tension, inability to concentrate and a variety of physical reactions, such as headaches and accelerated heart rate.

What are the sources of stress?
According to my officemates here are the sources of stress.
1. Boyfriend/girlfriend. ( demanding partners)
2. Family ( if you are a breadwinner of the family)
3. Tax (deductions to your salary every payday is too much because of your tax)
4. Deadlines (meeting your deadlines)
5. Sourcecode, Bug(for programmers)
6. Specs ( client specs, what they want to add in the next release)
7. Release ( release of product that are not yet tested)
8. Neighbors ( noisy neighbors)
9. Clients/ Customers ( customers are always right)
10. Financial Status

What are the ways to relieve your stress?

1. Playing PSP or computer games.
2. Watching funny videos in youtube
3. Go to starbucks and buy coffee.
4. Go to some bar and drink alcoholic drink but not too much because it can cause you another stress.
5. Sing your favorite song in a loud voice..
6. etc..

Here’s a another interesting article titled “Memo to my Managers”.. It was forwarded by my friend..

Memo to my Managers – the ‘Rules’…

1.Never give me work in the morning. Always wait until 4pm and then bring it to me. The challenge of a deadline is refreshing.
2.If it’s a really rush job, run in and interrupt me every 10 minutes to enquire how it’s going. That helps. Or even better, hover behind me, advising me at every keystroke.
3.Always leave without telling anyone where you’re going. It gives me a chance to be creative when someone asks where you are.
4.If my arms are full of papers, boxes, books or supplies, don’t open the door for me. I need to learn how to open doors with no arms in case I should ever be injured and lose all use of my limbs.
5.If you give me more than one job to do, don’t tell me which is the priority. I am psychic.
6.If a job I do pleases you, keep it a secret. If that gets out it could mean a promotion for me.
7.On the other hand, if you don’t like my work, tell everyone. I like my name to be popular in conversations; I was born to be whipped.
8.If you have special instructions for a job, don’t write them down. In fact, save them until the job is almost done. No use confusing me with useful information.
9.Never introduce me to the people you’re with. I have no right to know anything. In the corporate food chain, I am plankton. And anyway, when you refer to these people later, my shrewd powers of deduction will identify them.
10.Be nice to me only when the job I’m doing for you could really change your life and send you straight to manager’s hell.
11.Tell me all your little problems. No one else has any and its nice to know someone is less fortunate. I especially like the story about you having to pay so much tax on your salary.
12.Wait until my yearly review and THEN tell me what my goals SHOULD have been or what I did wrong eight months ago. Give me a mediocre performance rating, or better still, keep postponing the review meeting. I’m not here for the money anyway.

1 Comment

  1. tox said,

    its really good to use this program..thank you.

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