I’ve been struggling for a while (a mid-life crisis, perhaps?) to work out exactly what it is that I’m passionate about in the IT field, since it’s where I’ve spent pretty much all of my working career. So, where do I go from here?
As someone who fights for a great end-user experience, despite corporate / shareholder goals, I encourage you to push back if you’re asked to engage in activities that seem like time wasters. Give valid reasons why, and if possible, suggest alternatives.