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Describe Your Job With a GIF!

molly_struve profile image Molly Struve (she/her) ・1 min read

HAPPY Hump Day!!! Thought this might be something fun to do to break up the week. What GIF would you use to describe your job and why?

Here is the GIF I would use to describe what it's like being a Site Reliability Engineer.

Often when we speed one thing up the load transfers to another. You put out one fire and you start one somewhere else. Sometimes it's a little hectic, but I wouldn't have it any other way! :D

Let's see your GIFs!

Discussion

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HAHAHA I was waiting for someone to pull out an IT Crowd GIF. Such a good show!

 

Can't argue with that. It is one of my all time favourite shows. :)

 
 
 

XKCD Good Code flowchart

I have dozens of these in my head, each for a different aspect of an app.

 
 
 
 

Oh have definitely had more than a few days like this!

 

First time I saw this I laughed so hard I cried. This is what fixing a bug in production feels like. πŸ˜†

 
 
 

I'm choosing the 5th circle of developer hell
Developer hell

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Going to have to bend the rules and use two GIFs to cover all use cases.

Any client facing developer will feel this when going through ridiculous, nonsensical amends.

phone-smash

pc-smash

 
 
 

"I really thought this was going to work out fine..."

 

Me in the startup that learns by doing daily.

It's Working

 
 
 

Sometimes you are and then other times, 2 days later, "No, really, this time I am close!" πŸ˜‚

 

It's not a gif but I did make it for my job. Some days are better than others...

meetings

 
 
 
 
 
 

Waiting for stuff to get signed off like...

Buraucracy

 

what would you say you do here?

This would be mine. Not a lot of devs to work with and they’d be the only ones to get what I do.

 

GREAT movie!!! The guys I work with got me to watch it for the first time last year, not I constantly pull PR GIFs from it.

 

Do you remember the name of the movie? I have never seen and am curious to watch it

 
 
 
 
 
 

I thought in this very gif, just checking nobody posted it before me... βœ…

 

I was scrolling down the comments, waiting for this one to pop up. :-)

 
 
 
 

When I see the code I have to work with

 

When I hear the deadline was last week.

Deadline

 
 
 

I can hear him saying the line in my head... I nearly spit coffee on my monitor when I saw this. πŸ˜‚

 

BAHAHAHA I have never seen this one and I love it!

 
 
 
 

Watching the barely-ordered chaos as a Data Scientist and Software Engineer at a startup.

giphy

 
 
 

Me, when the Sales Guy emails saying he hasn't seen his order processed, and it's because I'm fixing a bug.

Nothing To See Here

 
 

Sorry I'm a bit late but this post is amazing!

Graphic designer meme

Graphic designer meme

Graphic designer meme

Graphic designer meme

And my favorite:

Graphic designer meme

 
 

Being a contractor and moving from project to project: i.imgur.com/TOsmDTs.gif

 

Although I'm full time, due to some aspects of my company's new business models this is a sentiment I can co-sign.

And at least in my case, there are a bunch of other pods dropping in formation and Capsule Corporation has issued us all portable Zeppelins... metaphor extension transitions into drifting off into make believe happy place

 

I deal with a lot of red tape, so long wait

 
 

LOL I have not seen that meme before but I LOVE it!!!

To get the image to render try ![](image_url)

 

Hey Jan! Our comment form is in markdown so to add an image, you'll need this syntax: ![alt text](image-url)

 

This dialog itself tells more about software development than the image posted (or intended to be posted).

 

I LOVE this one and have no idea how I've never found it before.

I'm a data engineer and this might be the best GIF I've ever seen for my job.

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