Thanks re: your comments on my new position. TBH I'm still on the fence about it. Guess everyone in the tech industry might go through this (especially SF natives like me- we discussed this previously) but lately I've been feeling that I need to get out just like you did.
Might just need to find a better company- this is was the first "real" tech position after a 9 month temporary stint at Square and unlike Square, my current company is tiny which was charming and a refreshing change at first but I quickly saw the downside- disorganization, amateurishness and shit tons of apathy/complete lack of accountability (that last one sorta seems inherent to the industry- as long as the annual numbers look good, the folks in charge don't give a #### if people are blatantly lazy and/or sloppy in their work habits).
Without going into too much detail, these negative patterns were also exacerbated as the company has grown within the 2 1/2 years I've been there. Yes, company "growing pains" are standard but this shit has been pretty hard to deal with and I maybe naively thought that changing departments would help me escape it and predictably, it looks like that's not gonna be the case. Luckily I have until the new year to take a break and plan my next move