My dad asks me to study well, so that I could get a good job. I have no much of a problem with that, work is fine, and pay is okay. Maybe after too long in the business, and seeing the same problem repeats itself, I kind of want to find a way out.
I don’t like dealing with customer, or should I say I don't like dealing with demanding, difficult and unknowledgeable customer (which most of them are). That’s the pitfall of developing customized software for customers; they have no idea what they want, keep changing their mind (or have new idea) and will try to squeeze all they can. Why not leave software development altogether? The next thing I could think of is being a farmer, which I have a skill/experience (interesting though, high-tech organic farmer).
I need to leave customized software development, which leaves me with 2 alternative choices: Product Development or Internet business. Product Development is pretty cool, and I had a few ideas, just that it might take up 3-6 months of development time and I have no idea how to sell it, too risky. Internet Business? Sounds good, no need to deal with customer directly, but it takes time to build it up.
I am pretty happy with Malaysia Most Wanted FOOD and PROPERTY, just that they are not quite there yet (but really fun to work on). I am thinking of developing a free Online Shop to boost local e-Commerce, which might be fun (something like how Yahoo Shop/Viaweb started). Perhaps online Invoicing or Customer Relationship Management software? Problem is selling them.
Why so picky? Everyone is taking shit from the customer, why not me? I have very little patient for them, and I feel like smacking them and scold them as if they are naughty children. I guess that is not very good for me psychologically, I want to have a happy life with a happy job. As long as I can afford to make a change, I think I should. My dad had been trying to convince me back into employment since I left employment. It’s not that employment is no good, just that the system work against me as I get older. I don’t want to be held hostage by the company when I am 40, and have to take shit from everyone.
So I am picky because I can still afford to make a change, and I want to stop my own whining.