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As a software developer, do you consider yourself a craftsman or a labourer?   [Edit]

Survey period: 11 Jul 2011 to 18 Jul 2011

While many of us aspire to be a Craftsman, there are bills to be paid so we may need to admit we're Labourers.

OptionVotes% 
Craftsman44544.77
Depends on the job44344.57
Labourer10610.66



 
GeneralIt's all art. Pin
S Houghtelin11-Jul-11 8:04
professionalS Houghtelin11-Jul-11 8:04 
GeneralCraftsman Pin
Jeremy Hutchinson11-Jul-11 4:31
professionalJeremy Hutchinson11-Jul-11 4:31 
GeneralRe: Craftsman Pin
JOAT-MON11-Jul-11 7:54
MemberJOAT-MON11-Jul-11 7:54 
GeneralI have the need to get dirty Pin
AlexCode11-Jul-11 3:26
professionalAlexCode11-Jul-11 3:26 
GeneralJanitor PinPopular
Not Active11-Jul-11 2:41
mentorNot Active11-Jul-11 2:41 
GeneralRe: Janitor Pin
W Balboos, GHB11-Jul-11 2:45
mveW Balboos, GHB11-Jul-11 2:45 
GeneralRe: Janitor Pin
Peter Mulholland13-Jul-11 5:45
MemberPeter Mulholland13-Jul-11 5:45 
GeneralRe: Janitor Pin
Gary R. Wheeler16-Jul-11 2:46
MemberGary R. Wheeler16-Jul-11 2:46 
The key is in the job title you use; mine is: "Deparmental Sh!t-Job Boy", or DSJB.

I do all the crap jobs nobody else wants to do: I maintain our deparment server and administer our SourceSafe data bases(*). I write and maintain most of our in-house tools, our installers, and most of our engineering documentation. I'm also the "go to" guy for Windows and Visual Studio issues.

Of course, this role is aside from my day job of doing the UI's for our products.

The only sh!t-job I don't do is writing Engineering Change Orders (ECO's) for our releases. I do have some pride.

(*) Yes, I said SourceSafe, and yes, data bases is plural.
Software Zen: delete this;

GeneralSomething More Akin To: Pin
W Balboos, GHB11-Jul-11 1:27
mveW Balboos, GHB11-Jul-11 1:27 
GeneralDepends on the job Pin
OriginalGriff11-Jul-11 1:27
mveOriginalGriff11-Jul-11 1:27 
GeneralI both an artiste and a slob Pin
Slacker00711-Jul-11 0:45
professionalSlacker00711-Jul-11 0:45 
GeneralRe: I both an artiste and a slob Pin
#realJSOP11-Jul-11 1:57
mva#realJSOP11-Jul-11 1:57 
GeneralRe: I both an artiste and a slob Pin
Slacker00711-Jul-11 2:05
professionalSlacker00711-Jul-11 2:05 
GeneralRe: I both an artiste and a slob Pin
RedSonja11-Jul-11 19:53
MemberRedSonja11-Jul-11 19:53 
GeneralMissing Options Pin
PompeyBoy311-Jul-11 0:08
MemberPompeyBoy311-Jul-11 0:08 
GeneralRe: Missing Options Pin
StM0n11-Jul-11 1:23
MemberStM0n11-Jul-11 1:23 
GeneralRe: Missing Options Pin
Peter Mulholland13-Jul-11 5:45
MemberPeter Mulholland13-Jul-11 5:45 
GeneralSay What? Pin
Keith Barrow10-Jul-11 22:52
professionalKeith Barrow10-Jul-11 22:52 
GeneralDepends... ...on the Job Giver Pin
Jyothikarthik_N10-Jul-11 22:46
MemberJyothikarthik_N10-Jul-11 22:46 
GeneralIt all depends... Pin
Joan M10-Jul-11 20:26
professionalJoan M10-Jul-11 20:26 
GeneralRe: It all depends... Pin
Nagy Vilmos10-Jul-11 21:55
professionalNagy Vilmos10-Jul-11 21:55 
GeneralQuite confused between Craftsman and Labourer Pin
ShilpiP10-Jul-11 19:02
MemberShilpiP10-Jul-11 19:02 
GeneralRe: Quite confused between Craftsman and Labourer Pin
CPallini10-Jul-11 22:14
mveCPallini10-Jul-11 22:14 
GeneralRe: Quite confused between Craftsman and Labourer Pin
ShilpiP10-Jul-11 22:30
MemberShilpiP10-Jul-11 22:30 
GeneralRe: Quite confused between Craftsman and Labourer Pin
Ravi Sant11-Jul-11 22:44
MemberRavi Sant11-Jul-11 22:44 

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