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Does Every Developer Deserve a Mental Health Day?

Oct 18, 2010, 16:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Spiegel)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

""I'm taking a much deserved mental health day tomorrow."

"This matter-of-fact announcement came from Joni, one of my slightly buzzed developer teammates, as we enjoyed a Thursday happy hour around a crowded table, drinking beer and eating munchies. Having just graduated and barely settled into my first job, it was no surprise I'd never heard the phrase "mental health day."

"In my head I pictured her going to visit some kind of therapist because the job is stressing her out. I'd heard the term "going mental" before and that wasn't a pretty picture. So maybe she was about to burst from all the looming deadlines.

"Being the green guy at the table, I naively asked, "Are you going to see some kind of doctor?""

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