Programming is supposed to be about efficiency, right? So how come the less efficient you are, the better your job security? I used to work with somebody who had to do basically the same job tens of times a day, but s/he didn’t automate any of it. S/he wrote scripts, but s/he wrote them so they had to be changed for every new piece of data. I used to think this was just bad coding, but when my “position was eliminated” first I realized s/he just thought farther ahead than me. You’d think I would have learned from that. But no, here I am making everything I do daily as easy as possible. This time though, I’m not going to tell anybody about the scripts I write. Maybe then my position will stay necessary.