Yes, but this is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Ulrich is insanely busy
*because* he drives everyone else away so almost nobody helps other than
Roland (who is helpful to a fault: if software developers had saints he'd
be one). If you actively drive people off, you can't really decide not to
do the parts of your maintenance position that *everyone* expects you to
do because you're so busy: that you're busy is entirely your doing, and so
should be its consequences.