Hello everyone. First of all allow me introduce my self briefly. I'm a guy from not that high progressed country of particle physics, and i graduated almost a year ago with degree of a bachelor in physics. I was a top student in my uni and got some prestigious scholarships. Just like many other people i chose physics because i want to know about the fundamental building block of the universe. After graduation, i got employed as a research assistant in experimental high energy physics lab in an institute of my country, and i didn't choose experimental hep out of my interest, i wanted to be in a group of theoretical hep, but a position availability was as so at that time. Well, you may tell me that how luck you are for getting employed with an undergrad degree, etc, and that's may be so, but truth is position is not that competitive here. Anyway, ever since i've worked here, i'm constantly unmotivated and doing research seems boring. I feel like i'm a programmer and not a physicist etc. I know writing code is mandatory everywhere around the world. What i'm saying is the reality of science is not like romanticized version of science we see from tv shows and books. This experimental side has also influenced my theoretical interest as i'm losing my interest here also. I think experimental hep labs should hire programmers, not physicists. My interest is leaning towards earth science now. Has anyone find hep to be boring?