and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke
June 12, 2012 4:04 PM Subscribe
Can you recommend a more righteously vindictive career than video game programming?
posted by Netzapper to Work & Money (38 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a dissatisfied video game programmer. I'm really, really good at it (for my experience level), and I make great money. But, I hate going to work. I'm tired of making toys. And the programming in 99% of other positions is insanely tedious "business logic" if you don't have substantial domain knowledge of the real problems you're trying to solve.
In fact, if I could get out of the entire "you exist to maximize shareholder value" corporate world, I'd be ecstatic.
So, I'm considering a different career. I've got a couple of ideas, but I thought I'd ask metafilter about one particular angle I'm exploring, as there's invariably stuff out there that I didn't even know existed.
I think I'd really like a job smiting douchebags.
You know the guys on the news? Or that woman who ruined her family? Or those folks breeding puppies in tiny cages?
I'd like to get paid to shit in their cereal. I mean, all things considered, I'd prefer to shit in the cereal of the world leaders fucking things up; but, I'm willing to start with the small devils.
To be clear: I don't feel any calling to *help* people, directly. I don't want to manage case files for the downtrodden. I don't want to build houses for the poor. I sure as fuck don't want to help the "lesser of two evils" politician. I'm all for those things happening; but, I have infinitely more wrath than charity in my heart.
Also, I'm not really looking to volunteer or moonlight. Unless it's as Batman or something.
So, in basically, I'd like a job making the lives of the wicked slightly more miserable. Any ideas?
(I don't want to uphold law, and I don't want to promote national interests (so, not a cop; not a soldier or a spy); I'm fucking *terrible* at taking orders. Also, everything I have read indicates that law (as in, being an attorney) is about the stupidest career move I could possibly make, even if they have above-average misery-causing powers.)