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Dion Cavanaugh

I'm currently working at a place with 1 tech lead and a recently hired intern/jr dev.

We manage multiple company systems and handle all new projects thrown at us. We all are "full stack" developers, meaning we take on multiple jobs to save the company money from hiring other devs.

I'm tasked with creating an application in a new environment, language, framework and data model, all the while learning more about our company systems and preparing for new projects coming our way.

Creating the new application was fine. It's pretty much done, but I've been holding off completing it and turning it in because I'm worried that might make them split their attention and think we can multi task and throw us across these projects...

It's already happened to me before. It was extremely stressful. By itself, it's fine, but it's the future maintenance and inevitable continual addtions and working in my off time to keep up with multiple projects and learning them both since there's basically only two developers managing everything in this company.

I had to call off sick the past couple days because I'm burnt out, exhausted from all the stress and lack of sleep. But man this break and made me realize how stressed and exhausted I was, and I don't like it one bit. It's making me rethink my future with this company.