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Why is it that software engineers seem to get so little respect?
This does not apply to everyone but I have experienced this.

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  • 11
    They get just as much respect as everybody.
  • 3
    @Pyjong , that implies that no one gets enough respect that they deserve.
  • 2
    @AngryDev9981 Erm no. That was supposed to deny your premise. sry..
  • 4
    Most people feel that this is not really “work”, nor that the product of our work is worth anything. It’s lack of basic culture/education.
  • 1
    Is this about titles?
  • 1
    @Demolishun not titles. It is all about fair play and back biting and office politics.
  • 2
    @molaram , non technical managers think that writing code is easy as a piece of cake.
  • 4
    @AngryDev9981 it can get worse, wait till you get some moron asking you for a Facebook clone for $100
  • 2
    @AngryDev9981 Ah, gotcha, I have been lucky to not experience that bias. I feel for you.
  • 2
    Y2K. That massive money grab fundamentally changed the relationship between technical people and business people.
  • 5
    @Pyjong said it all. Prople are cunts in general.
  • 1
    "most people", which is your average mom and pop, have no real comprehension what a software engineer does in the first place, not like doctors, electricians, authors, musicians and have have ye.

    It needs to have a kind of place in society without having to piggyback on being an engineer (I am certainly not an engineer) or going the consultant way, even though you may not be a consultant.
  • 2
    I used to be a photographer. "You just push a button". I get many times more respect now because I push many buttons. Otherwise the same.
  • 3
    @Ubbe So... You're saying there's a correlation between pushing button and getting respect? Time to sit on a keyboard!
  • 2
    @Jilano how did you get this far without this basic knowledge????
  • 1
    @Ubbe I am what people call: "lucky" *shrugs*
  • 1
    @Ubbe , there are people in IT firms who think typing is programming. but they can't type it themselves.
  • 0
    @AngryDev9981 well, they could type it themselves. But they are too busy making strategy and overseeing.
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