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Describe Your Job With a GIF!

Molly Struve (she/her) on December 12, 2018

HAPPY Hump Day!!! Thought this might be something fun to do to break up the week. What GIF would you use to describe your job and why? Here is the...
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Kohpai Bamboo

I want to hit more than one 💓 for this.

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

omg lol this is EPIC!

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Rick Booth

This is amazing and scarily accurate ha!

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

HAHAHA I was waiting for someone to pull out an IT Crowd GIF. Such a good show!

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Mark Nicol

Can't argue with that. It is one of my all time favourite shows. :)

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

This GIF just went in our QA slack channel and got major props :D

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Thomas H Jones II

You misspelled "IA"

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dsanchezseco

totally accurate!

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Kasey Speakman

XKCD Good Code flowchart

I have dozens of these in my head, each for a different aspect of an app.

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

Nothing beats a good XKCD!

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

Oh have definitely had more than a few days like this!

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Dana Ottaviani

First time I saw this I laughed so hard I cried. This is what fixing a bug in production feels like. 😆

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Senpo

I'm choosing the 5th circle of developer hell
Developer hell

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Azri Azmi

so good i looked for the full ver: blog.toggl.com/seven-levels-develo...

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Gil Creque

But I am also ops 😑

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Adrian B.G.

For now I'm in paternal leave

joggling

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

OMG YES! I def feel like this some days!

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Sarthak Sharma

and when you call me

fix it

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Sarthak Sharma

also me sometimes

fuck

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Aamir Madari

Going to have to bend the rules and use two GIFs to cover all use cases.

Any client facing developer will feel this when going through ridiculous, nonsensical amends.

phone-smash

pc-smash

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Rafael Assumpção

not a gif but...

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

"I really thought this was going to work out fine..."

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Max Ong Zong Bao

Me in the startup that learns by doing daily.

It's Working

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

Had this moment IRL today and it was fabulous :D twitter.com/molly_struve/status/10...

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

Sometimes you are and then other times, 2 days later, "No, really, this time I am close!" 😂

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Thomas Rayner

It's not a gif but I did make it for my job. Some days are better than others...

meetings

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Stanley Nelson

what would you say you do here?

This would be mine. Not a lot of devs to work with and they’d be the only ones to get what I do.

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

GREAT movie!!! The guys I work with got me to watch it for the first time last year, not I constantly pull PR GIFs from it.

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Franco Donati

Do you remember the name of the movie? I have never seen and am curious to watch it

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

It's just a flesh wound...

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Raunak Ramakrishnan

Waiting for the Holy hand grenade one :)

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Saulo Vargas

I thought in this very gif, just checking nobody posted it before me... ✅

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Carsten Gehling

I was scrolling down the comments, waiting for this one to pop up. :-)

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Exequiel Beker

Everyday :C

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

Me IRL after I set something on fire lol

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Daniel Starner

Waiting to see if your deployment succeeds:

Waiting

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Daniel Starner

AANNNNDDD then it fails

Sad

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Ross Henderson

Waiting for stuff to get signed off like...

Buraucracy

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

Lol that's a good one 😀

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Quentin Sonrel

When I see the code I have to work with

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JustinK

I can hear this gif

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Steven Rockarts

When I hear the deadline was last week.

Deadline

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

Go, go, gadget coding hands! lol

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Jason Huebel

I can hear him saying the line in my head... I nearly spit coffee on my monitor when I saw this. 😂

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

BAHAHAHA I have never seen this one and I love it!

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John Forstmeier

Watching the barely-ordered chaos as a Data Scientist and Software Engineer at a startup.

giphy

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Daniel Waller (he/him)

...something's fucky

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

Every. Single. Day. lol

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Rachel Soderberg

Me, when the Sales Guy emails saying he hasn't seen his order processed, and it's because I'm fixing a bug.

Nothing To See Here

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Better late than never...

Depending on the day, my job is...

Writing day one

or

Writing day two

/somewhere in between.

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

OMG that first GIF 😂😂

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Florian Rand

Sorry I'm a bit late but this post is amazing!

Graphic designer meme

Graphic designer meme

Graphic designer meme

Graphic designer meme

And my favorite:

Graphic designer meme

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

I LOVE all of these!!!! 😍

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craignicol

I deal with a lot of red tape, so long wait

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Giacomo Sorbi

Being a contractor and moving from project to project: i.imgur.com/TOsmDTs.gif

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🦄N B🛡

Although I'm full time, due to some aspects of my company's new business models this is a sentiment I can co-sign.

And at least in my case, there are a bunch of other pods dropping in formation and Capsule Corporation has issued us all portable Zeppelins... metaphor extension transitions into drifting off into make believe happy place

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Unfrozen Caveman Dev

I LOVE this one and have no idea how I've never found it before.

I'm a data engineer and this might be the best GIF I've ever seen for my job.

alphaplumbing.biz/wp-content/uploa...

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

LOL I have not seen that meme before but I LOVE it!!!

To get the image to render try ![](image_url)

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Jess Lee (she/her)

Hey Jan! Our comment form is in markdown so to add an image, you'll need this syntax: ![alt text](image-url)

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Guney Ozsan

This dialog itself tells more about software development than the image posted (or intended to be posted).

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Humberto Raposa

Today at work

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

Oooof! I hope tomorrow is better!!!!

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Humberto Raposa

We always do.

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César Díez Sánchez

Me, trying to fix bugs:

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George Calianu

Curent status

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

Usually my reaction when I look at code "Past Molly" wrote lol

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Shad Mirza

It's a startup and I'm managing App Development.
Backend, Frontend, designs, etc.
Now the fun part.
I am a fresher :)

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crawlingcity

This is fine

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Azri Azmi

Pushing out requested features

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Jason Huebel

office space

This is usually accompanied by a complete lack of any available resources to get the work done.

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

LOL great movie!!!

This is how it went for half the projects I wanted to do prior to us forming our SRE team. Now that we have an SRE team we can finally accomplish all those things we had been wanting to do forever!

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Richard Lenkovits

Source code management
starship troopers

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Max Ong Zong Bao

Me in a startup to constantly try different stuff to learn by doing.

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Aschwin Wesselius

I know, this thread is old, but I just found it OK?

Here's what I see since I'm responsible for architecture:

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Thomas H Jones II

More days than not...

frustration

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Ponick Khan 🇧🇩

working on pointless features

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Ghost

That it does hahaha

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Sergey S. Volkov

That's me each day looking at new changes from junior developers in project

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Jafar Rezaei

If this was with a movie name , I would say shutter island 😂😂.
I could not found that 'run!' scene gif to send here