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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

GeneralRe: All have their ways... Pin
Simon Lee Shugar16-Jun-14 4:26
Simon Lee Shugar16-Jun-14 4:26 
GeneralRe: All have their ways... Pin
OriginalGriff16-Jun-14 5:59
mvaOriginalGriff16-Jun-14 5:59 
GeneralI do not have this problem Pin
Rage16-Jun-14 0:36
professionalRage16-Jun-14 0:36 
GeneralRe: I do not have this problem Pin
Mohibur Rashid19-Jun-14 17:44
professionalMohibur Rashid19-Jun-14 17:44 
GeneralRe: I do not have this problem Pin
Rage19-Jun-14 22:29
professionalRage19-Jun-14 22:29 
GeneralMy daughter wrote this story inspired by what she thinks I do for a living Pin
chriselst16-Jun-14 0:20
professionalchriselst16-Jun-14 0:20 
GeneralRe: My daughter wrote this story inspired by what she thinks I do for a living Pin
MacSpudster16-Jun-14 12:20
professionalMacSpudster16-Jun-14 12:20 
GeneralTypical Conversation Pin
Simon Lee Shugar16-Jun-14 0:09
Simon Lee Shugar16-Jun-14 0:09 
Person> So what do you do for work?
Me> I am a software develeoper.
Person> So what do you do in that role?
Me> I work on a web based platform for Pharmaceutical Review of promotional materials.
Person> Um so what do you do?
Me> I make websites.....

Typically ends with "I make websites". For my family thankfully we have an informative video on the company website that describes what we do.

For a great many years I was the family / friend who fixed everyones computer.... To be honest it still happens, you see someone you've not seen in awhile and the conversation ends up going towards their computer of they want a website.... ah well.
Simon Lee Shugar (Software Developer)

"If something goes by a false name, would it mean that thing is fake? False by nature?" By Gilbert Durandil

GeneralRe: Typical Conversation Pin
GustavoMartins16-Jun-14 2:17
professionalGustavoMartins16-Jun-14 2:17 
GeneralRe: Typical Conversation Pin
W Balboos, GHB16-Jun-14 6:01
W Balboos, GHB16-Jun-14 6:01 
GeneralRe: Typical Conversation Pin
PIEBALDconsult16-Jun-14 14:06
professionalPIEBALDconsult16-Jun-14 14:06 
GeneralJust yesterday Pin
chriselst16-Jun-14 0:04
professionalchriselst16-Jun-14 0:04 
GeneralRe: Just yesterday Pin
EbenY4216-Jun-14 2:56
EbenY4216-Jun-14 2:56 
GeneralFrom the perspective of my Mom Pin
Smart K815-Jun-14 23:08
professionalSmart K815-Jun-14 23:08 
GeneralI 'fix computers' apparently PinPopular
JMK-NI15-Jun-14 22:15
professionalJMK-NI15-Jun-14 22:15 
GeneralRe: I 'fix computers' apparently Pin
SortaCore16-Jun-14 23:24
SortaCore16-Jun-14 23:24 
GeneralRe: I 'fix computers' apparently Pin
Johnny J.16-Jun-14 23:36
professionalJohnny J.16-Jun-14 23:36 
GeneralI followed in their footsteps... Pin
Sander Rossel15-Jun-14 21:28
professionalSander Rossel15-Jun-14 21:28 
GeneralNowadays is not that hard to explain Pin
AlexCode15-Jun-14 21:04
professionalAlexCode15-Jun-14 21:04 
GeneralRe: Nowadays is not that hard to explain Pin
Tony Rietwyk15-Jun-14 21:40
Tony Rietwyk15-Jun-14 21:40 
GeneralRe: Nowadays is not that hard to explain Pin
Pete O'Hanlon16-Jun-14 5:09
mvaPete O'Hanlon16-Jun-14 5:09 
GeneralMy family have a reasonable idea Pin
OriginalGriff15-Jun-14 21:00
mvaOriginalGriff15-Jun-14 21:00 
Generalthey think i don't have any knowledge about my work... Pin
ravikhoda15-Jun-14 20:37
professionalravikhoda15-Jun-14 20:37 
General...Just start my laptop Pin
koolprasad200315-Jun-14 19:35
professionalkoolprasad200315-Jun-14 19:35 
GeneralRe: ...Just start my laptop Pin
Aarti Meswania16-Jun-14 2:37
Aarti Meswania16-Jun-14 2:37 

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