I can't join the development of the WinCE apps because the company doesn't have enough licenses of the CE toolkit (eVC++ wouldn't work on some older Jornadas and Compaq C-series). I can't join the development of the server-side app because the high bosses consider it to be in a frozen state and no one but the original developers can touch it. I was assigned to a database reverse engineering task which the Solaris server's memory and Oracle's rollback segments just can't handle (and DBAs refuse to extend or add more of them).
Today, after getting there 2 hours late (and I called them early to say that I'd be late) because I was in the university choosing my MSc program for 2002, I was fired for 1. not accomplishing the db reverse engineering task (not my fault, give me more storage or reduce the database) 2. being late 3. setting all my NT fonts to Anghertas of Moria. (and they discovered #3 because everybody logs in the NT workstations as administrators, same password everywhere).
I should be sad, but somehow I just am not.