Clever programmer did nothing for six years

1fd8edac-8027-46da-b052-0ce9ff022a1bA clever programmer who automated his own job and did nothing work related for six years is somewhat disappointed to find himself fired.

The bloke FiletOfFish1066 was moaning on Reddit that he had been fired. The “story” was that for six full years did nothing except play League of Legends, browse Reddit, work out in a gym, and basically do whatever he felt like. He was paid $95,000 per year by the company that did not know what he was doing.

In the first eight months of his software testing quality assurance job, he wrote code, which automated all of the programming tasks.

“From around six 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.”

Needless to say he is pretty miffed he lost his job. Mostly because he has completely forgotten how to code, having relegated all that work to the computer, and now possesses no marketable skills.  He is also addicted to League of Legends and beer.

“I think once I study everything I forgot, my motivation will come back. I always liked software dev, I just was a lazy ass.” FiletofFish1066 said.

He has since deleted his account, probably reasoning that such posts will make him even less employable.