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Programmer got fired for automating his job for 6 years and doing nothing

Well all of us want to live life like a King, do nothing and keep earning. But this is real world folks, it doesn’t happen and if you try to do this you get fired. Well, a programmer of Silicon’s valley well-known company just tried to do this using his skill and actually he was successful for about 6 years but as there is a saying

Times Changes

and as times changed and he was caught he got was fired immediately and guess what, doing nothing for 6 years he has forgotten how to code. This means he ain’t getting a job now.

What did he do?

working cool

He was a programmer at famous Silicon Valley company. But he was bored so he decided to automate his job. His Reddit username is FiletOfFish1066 and he said once he got his job as a quality testing assurance job he spent 8 months to automate his job. He worked one by one on all of the tasks and soon he was successfully able to automate all of his tasks.

What then?

Well then is when the good times start, here what FiletOfFish1066 explained his times after automating his job successfully

“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

Isn’t that cool? You go to your job, play whatever you wanna play and do whatever you wanna do and even get paid. He explained he was able to save a lot of money as he didn’t spend much money on other things. he ate what his mom gave it to him and didn’t do anything expensive. He got about $95,000 per year. Which is about $570,000 for doing whatever you want.

FiletOfFish1066 said his work was going well, so he made a good fool of that company. But Times changes.

He got caught

he got caught

The company finally came to know after 6 years that this guy was playing with them. It’s unknown whether how they came to know about this but they immediately fired him. He is sad because he has forgotten how to code. This is what he had to say about his future

“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)

He really enjoyed his 6 years but now he gotta work hard again and we’ll say be careful next time bud.

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