Right off the bat I just want to say thank you for putting your story out there and speaking from the heart. Reading your story I find myself of two minds: on one side, I’m glad that there are others in the same boat as me, who understand the struggle of software development in the “modern” work environment. On the other side, it’s tragic to hear so many heart felt stories from hard working, well intentioned people who are struggling to cope with the current status quo.
Thank you for your response and your story. If nothing else, I can honestly say that I deeply empathize with your struggle. Good luck in your next gig, whatever that may be. Make no compromises!