I see a lot of people saying they are programmers and they can't fix other shit. But I mean, using that brain to do other things won't surely kill you. I know you don't have time, but it may be worth taking a while to focus on fixing something else. Just to know how to do it. I do a lot of electronics, but occasionally I've been a plumber, an electrician, a painter and a mechanic.

That said, I know, I'm 17 and I surely hadn't the full programmer experience yet, but I'll try to keep this attitude when I grow up.

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    What I hate about it, they get used to us fixing it, so everytime the printer got a paper jam, they even called us to fix it, or when the internet suddenly become slow. I don't mind it doing it once or twice, but if this got noticed by their relatives, it's literally a blockchain
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    As @devTea said, they can become too comfortable with asking you to reconnect the printer or recover some data or whatever. And they can be quite ungrateful about it... As if you owed it to them just for possessing half a brain to do the work. Because God forbid they take a minute to type their problem into Google like I was going to do anyways...
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    It's sure fun to try out new things. Just remember that the time you spend learning how to fix some electronics, you could've continued to code instead, and become better at it.

    It takes you 6 hours to fix some electronics, and 10 minutes for someone who does this for a living, and you'll probably screw something up in the process or just do a worse job than a pro.

    In those 6 hours you could do and learn so much that makes you even better at what you usually do.

    Specialization is what allowed our society to enter the industrial era.

    Do what you do best, get paid for it, and pay the best people to do the rest of the stuff that you need.
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