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nitwhiz
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Unpopular Opinion: most devs doing it just for the money are pretty fucking shit at programming and problem solving.

I do it because I like to make screen go blinkyblink. Top reason to be one: you are not scared if printer goes blinkyblink because you know why it makes blinkyblink.

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  • 19
    As typical unpopular opinion is ... not unpopular.

    Having said that:

    https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/...
  • 5
    I’ll have you know I do this from a largely uncontrollable compulsion to problem solve AAAAAND money.
  • 1
    @HiFiWiFiSciFi reminds me of postulate "work smarter AND harder"
  • 3
    Yeah I guess when you do it just for money, there are better jobs for you that pay better.
  • 6
    Some are doing it for the money even if they are good at it.
  • 7
    I mean if it's really just money you're gonna want to get into management. No programming skills required there.

    I would definitely not show up at work if they didn't pay me. But at the same time I have no interest in moving up the hierarchy. I'm in it for the money but at the same time I don't want to spend all day doing something I hate. Like talking to managers.
  • 1
    @M3m35terJ05h nope. Being a manager between programmers which could not care less and upper management which demands something from you. It's like being between hammer and anvil and conversing with people too much.
  • 1
    @M3m35terJ05h but why is that. a manager should know what they manage imo. how can you manage devs if you don't even understand what they do.

    of course, i mean in the end of the day you do everything just for money. but the question is - would you do it further after work? do you care if you did your 8h and you just stop because it's time? do you actually like it?
  • 1
    @iiii 🤚🏻
  • 1
    Money is still big part of it. Otherwise I would just be home and coding my own stuff.
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