Automating yourself out of a job: planning

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Whenever the word automation appears in conversation, I always remember this story of a build engineer that took the word “automation” to the next level.

There are times where you want to be really needed at your job; at the very least, it gives you a sensation of stability that has nothing to do with whatever your environment is.

This should be just a stage. Stability should come from the environment, and your goal should be to not be needed in as many things as possible, so that you can focus on new things.

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