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Your job & health

By on May 16, 2009 | 8 comments

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One of the reasons I never liked my job as a software engineer is that it was deteriorating my health. I followed this schedule like any other software engineer –

I’d ignore mild backpain I developed. My colleagues didn’t even get up to drink water! woa!

Ever since I’m on my own – I pay more attention to my health. 🙂 I feel much better now and I feel sorry for you. Today’s Dilbert strip made me write this post. Look at it –

Dilbert on health

Dilbert on health

The Big K


  1. Ruchi

    May 18, 2009

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    Nice article. I guess all s/w engineers are facing same problem. when u consult doctor about back pain, he confidently says , it seems you are s/w eng, Everyone should take care of health instead of sitting infront of PC whole day.

    Nice blog, keep it up 🙂

  2. Pallavi

    May 18, 2009

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    Their needs to be a balance in life! Whether you are in a job or self employed, one needs to take care of their health… Everyone is not as blessed as you are and don’t have an option of quitting.

    I love my job and to make sure I give my 200% to it and my work doesn’t suffer due to my ill health, I am extra careful towards it. For those who have long working hours and need to take care of their back and other posture related problems, here is a link which might help in dealing with it…

    PS: a request, always post/suggest a solution when mentioning a problem.

  3. Salil

    May 18, 2009

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    Hi Kaustubh,
    Came here from your comments on Prasad’s blog. I totally agree with your view on Google’s monopoly.
    And yes, desk jobs and internet (will not single out software alone) has literally screwed the health of working folks. I too had the same problem for the first 12 years of my career. I have rectified my life style in the last couple of years.

  4. Ash

    May 23, 2009

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    You wake up at 8:30 for work? What time did you have to clock in at office?

    Yea, its important to keep your health in check. I think even as a S/W engineer, you can still do simple stretches and take short breaks away from the computer.

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