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As a software developer, does your family actually know what you do?

Survey period: 16 Jun 2014 to 23 Jun 2014

Are you "The Social Network" or "Minority Report"? Do they think you play games all day or do you just tell them you play piano in an establishment of disrepute?

Yes, they know clearly what I do1857.36
They have a general idea of what I do1,16246.22
I don't think they really know what I do67426.81
They have no idea what my work involves44717.78
I'm not a software developer.542.15

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Simon Lee Shugar15-Jun-14 23:09
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GustavoMartins16-Jun-14 1:17
professionalGustavoMartins16-Jun-14 1:17 
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W Balboos, GHB16-Jun-14 5:01
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PIEBALDconsult16-Jun-14 13:06
professionalPIEBALDconsult16-Jun-14 13:06 
GeneralJust yesterday Pin
chriselst15-Jun-14 23:04
professionalchriselst15-Jun-14 23:04 
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EbenY4216-Jun-14 1:56
EbenY4216-Jun-14 1:56 
GeneralFrom the perspective of my Mom Pin
Smart K815-Jun-14 22:08
professionalSmart K815-Jun-14 22:08 
GeneralI 'fix computers' apparently PinPopular
JMK-NI15-Jun-14 21:15
professionalJMK-NI15-Jun-14 21:15 
Them: So what do you do?
Me: I write software.
Them: What does that mean
Me: Well I write the software that runs on computers
Them: Ooohhh, so you 'fix' computers?
Me: ...
Me (despondent): Fine, I fix computers
GeneralRe: I 'fix computers' apparently Pin
SortaCore16-Jun-14 22:24
SortaCore16-Jun-14 22:24 
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Johnny J.16-Jun-14 22:36
professionalJohnny J.16-Jun-14 22:36 
GeneralI followed in their footsteps... Pin
Sander Rossel15-Jun-14 20:28
professionalSander Rossel15-Jun-14 20:28 
GeneralNowadays is not that hard to explain Pin
AlexCode15-Jun-14 20:04
professionalAlexCode15-Jun-14 20:04 
GeneralRe: Nowadays is not that hard to explain PinPopular
Tony Rietwyk15-Jun-14 20:40
Tony Rietwyk15-Jun-14 20:40 
GeneralRe: Nowadays is not that hard to explain Pin
Pete O'Hanlon16-Jun-14 4:09
subeditorPete O'Hanlon16-Jun-14 4:09 
GeneralMy family have a reasonable idea Pin
OriginalGriff15-Jun-14 20:00
mvaOriginalGriff15-Jun-14 20:00 
Generalthey think i don't have any knowledge about my work... Pin
ravikhoda15-Jun-14 19:37
professionalravikhoda15-Jun-14 19:37 
General...Just start my laptop Pin
koolprasad200315-Jun-14 18:35
professionalkoolprasad200315-Jun-14 18:35 
GeneralRe: ...Just start my laptop Pin
Aarti Meswania16-Jun-14 1:37
Aarti Meswania16-Jun-14 1:37 

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