You're a wonderful developer.
You come early, and you stay late. Your code is clear and well documented; you're eager to help others, and you're able to handle 3x the work your co-workers can handle.
You're an amazing developer, and that's your problem.
Your Boss and your co-workers all want your best work. It's an unspoken expectation in the workplace. No one prepares you for the horrible consequences that come with doing your job well.
The devastating price you pay for working hard
There are several unpleasant downsides that come with exceptional performance and hard work. There's one reward in particular that acts as a demotivator that destroys job satisfaction.
You're probably already familiar with it.
The reward for working hard and performing above expectations at your job is more work.
This is devastating to developers in the long term, and here are a few reasons why …
1. Price's Law becomes a dysfunctional cycle