I earn roughly $7500 per year, which is an average yearly salary in my country. I should be able to buy my own apartment in roughly 142 years.
My chair is about 20 years old; I brought a pillow from home to sit on and to make me more comfortable.
The PC I work on is kind of okay, except that I had to jump through hoops to get a total of 512 MB of RAM, and the curved 17" monitor is freaking me out. I do have admin rights, though, but my right wrist and my left shoulder are starting to hurt badly, so admin rights don't make me happy.
My copy of Visual Studio is illegal.
Nobody really knows WHAT I should do, so I regularly rewrite my apps from scratch and spend time migrating DB data as good ol' management thinks of new, incompatible things.
I work in a room with no windows and air conditioning that smells, so we prefer to have it turned off until it gets REALLY hot. There wasn't a week in the past two years that I have felt okay - I'm ill most of the time. But the noise of 10 servers near me doesn't let me think about my health conditions much.
My company spends 50 times as much on crap outsourced developers, who produce code that takes 4-5 DAYS to churn out a WEEKLY report.
If I demand anything, I'm going to get fired, which isn't very nice considering that I have to support my parents. And if I change my company, I'll have to travel at least 4 hours each day (I don't have a car, and I don't think I'll be able to afford one in the next 40 years).
So... What do you people think I should do? (BTW, I have the lowest salary in my department, but I regularly spend time teaching "senior" developers about the very basics of HTML and programming.)