The Lows and Lows of IT Life


The Lows and Lows of IT Life

Illustration: Sushant Ahire/Arré


bout a year ago, I remember watching Office Space, in which Ron Livingston plays a frustrated and unmotivated IT employee. At one point in the movie, he laments over his life in IT, and says, “So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realised ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that’s on the worst day of my life.”

As I watched that scene, I chuckled and thought that life in the IT industry can’t be that bad and dismissed the whole thing as a grossly exaggerated representation. Cut to two months later. I had started working for an IT company and had become a living embodiment of Ron Livingston.