How to decide whether to go to work

IT job satisfaction is low, stress is high, but nothing good is on TV.

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IT does not traditionally have high levels of job satisfaction, though the reasons for that are different for men and for women, your personality, your manager's, the company's, your age and the technology you work with.

That just makes it harder to get yourself out of the house on cold, snowy mornings, when roads are impassable, users are already screaming and the systems you're developing have all been warped or decapitated by managers who want to save money by cutting out the one factor that would make the projects successful.

Here's a checklist to help you decide whether to go to work today or find something more fulfilling to do:

Kevin Fogarty writes about enterprise IT for ITworld. Follow him on Twitter @KevinFogarty.

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