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If you didn't became a developer what would you be? What's your plan B?

Mine is to be a psychologist.

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  • 9
    Also psychologist, or maybe an aircraft pilot (that isn't realistic, is it?), something that gives you some kind of challenge and satisfaction that you accomplished something. But I haven't put much thought into this, since I'm pretty sure I won't be doing anything else
  • 9
    Nice choice, psychology was my first dream career, when I was a teenager. I don't know if I would have enough patience, though.

    My plan B is to be a designer.
  • 9
    Knitwear designer 😂 unfortunately it's a hard business to make it big in so it remains a plan B.
  • 10
    I can't do anything else.
  • 9
    I went all in on this path.
  • 9
    Anything that’s related to computer
  • 7
    Carpenter
  • 7
    @vocuzi I'd love that. I really would like to try to make some beautiful furniture, but I have no space for a woodworking shop. 😣

    I'd probably still be my previous career, chemist. Either polymer research or pharma. Or my job before that, aerospace QA, working on xray NDT.

    But I like development better.

    I also often wish creative artistic stuff was easier for me, I wish it could be part of my career. I've spent countless hours using tools like blender, fx studio, photoshop, etc... But the end result always comes out a bit malformed.
  • 6
    My plan B would be a musician. I have a knack for playing instruments 🙂
  • 9
    Homeless
  • 6
    Gardener bro
  • 6
    Civil architect, someone has to design all those sewers and bridges. :-)

    I did once do my own building, and built it myself too.

    Be nice to do another one, one day.
  • 3
    Gigolo.
  • 3
    Intergalactic Megalomaniac..

    Interestingly, a quick google search brings up:

    https://wiw.org/~jess/...

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    In this very special issue of Megalomaniac Monthly, we interview a brilliant individual who has, without a doubt, left his mark on the field of intergalactic domination.

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  • 5
    Something in public transportation. Planning or riding a tramway or train sounds good to me.
  • 4
    @pedroapfilho lol😂😂😂
  • 5
    Football pro
  • 6
    If I couldn't work in any computer-related field anymore, I'd probably run a stationery/office supplies shop.
  • 6
    Mechanical engineer - creating real, tangible stuff - or a furniture upholsterer.
  • 5
    A Software Therapist I guess 🤔
  • 3
    Yeah I would’ve been a therapist in psychology
  • 6
    Homeless :/
  • 3
    Nice.... Even I would want to become a psychologist! It's very interesting!
  • 4
    Battlefield archeologist ... and of that doesn’t work out ... truckdriver
  • 7
    I think I might be a cook. Cooking is the oldest way of programming I think. Although I would opt not to be destroyed by todays food industry. Those dudes work somehow 10 to 12 hours a day and have a huge shit load of physical work todo. A small restaurant with some people handling the customers and I can just create food in peace and with my music. :D Oh and fuck availability. We would have a fixed amount of portions and thats it. This calculation of how many customers come in in average and blabla I´d like to avoid.
  • 3
    Biology has always intrigued me so maybe I would study that. I would probably just end-up combining the two and do something like biotech.

    Without studies? Then I would be doomed.
  • 3
    Maybe teacher
  • 3
    Stonemason.
  • 5
    Box mover.

    Oh wait, I did that for a couple of years.

    It's amazing how many problem boxes can have..

    Did you know someplaces don't use the correct size staples for the loads, and then the boxes split open..

    And just how do you get a box off a shelf when its wedged in next to another box ?

    And box creep issues, so yesterdays box slowly moves along a shelf as todays box is placed next to it, eventually meaning it ends up on a totally different shelf to the one it started on years ago, which makes finding it not as easy as you might think..

    Then box grip issues, they give you gloves, but skin still seems the best material for grip.

    And falling shelves, need to wear a helmet to prevent head injuries !

    On the plus side, gravity helps a lot getting them off the shelf..

    I always think, stilts would be a good idea..
  • 6
    Animator. Choosing between that and engineering/Dev was really difficult.
  • 6
    Started out on track for NASA payload specialist. Then life with dyscalculia happened. Couldn’t do math in my head quickly enough to be an astronaut and keep track of numbers in my memory, so computers it was. If I were to choose another career, genetics has always fascinated me because DNA is essentially a bunch of nanobots using a biological programming language.
  • 4
    First, I wanted to be an astrophysicist, but screw the theoretical stuff, I want practical stuff.
    Then I wanted to become a medic... same fucking thing...
    Then I wanted to join the navy... but got rejected...

    Then I started turning my interest for helping people into developing practical (/usable) apps.
  • 4
    I'm not a developer in a professional sense (yet). I'm currently doing my new plan B as an engineer in manufacturing.

    Plan A is to get a developer job ASAP.
  • 4
    I've always thought about being an animator/writer. Maybe make my own cartoon?
  • 3
    Wanted to be a biologist
  • 4
    I had a lifeguarding summer job before I started studying ccomputer science. I probably would have ended up being a paramedic.
  • 4
    UI/UX Designer. Dream would be blacksmith or architect/draftsman though
  • 3
    Bomb Disposal.

    Any mistakes you make, are your last. :-)

    Related TV series:

    https://youtube.com/watch/...

    > Danger UXB Episode 1 -

    > Dead Man's Shoes
  • 3
    Probably I would end up as a paramedic.

    It's my hobby at the moment so I know that I would like it.
  • 4
    Mathematics... but thats just coding in a different language :D
  • 3
    I'm learning both sysadmin and electronics mainly for the sake of knowing both software and hardware, but I guess it's also a bit of a redundancy?

    Redundancy.. I should definitely keep going for sysadmin as a career XD
  • 3
    Being a developer is already my B plan.

    I wanted to be an astrophysics.
  • 3
    Wondered about it as I grow to hate comp/tech more and more I'm involved in it and realized there is no way out, as the comp/tech is the only thing I know because I have not devoted myself to anything else for the last 20 years.

    A friend of mine was saying that a person with hobbies the same as his main job is really poor. Guess I'm starting to realize why.
  • 0
    @Hesh good luck!
  • 2
    @ThermalCube your hobby is being a paramedic? Are you out at night, crawling thru the streets looking out for any poor soul in request of help?

    Oh... that was a code for « super-hero ».
  • 1
    Physicist
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