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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?

OptionVotes% 
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: Ultimate Missing Option Pin
Bassam Abdul-Baki17-Jun-14 3:12
professionalBassam Abdul-Baki17-Jun-14 3:12 
GeneralRe: Ultimate Missing Option Pin
Gandalf_TheWhite18-Jun-14 12:11
professionalGandalf_TheWhite18-Jun-14 12:11 
Generaldepends on who you ask Pin
Dennis E White16-Jun-14 5:24
professionalDennis E White16-Jun-14 5:24 
GeneralYup Pin
Ron Anders16-Jun-14 4:28
Ron Anders16-Jun-14 4:28 
GeneralRe: Yup Pin
_Vitor Garcia_16-Jun-14 6:45
_Vitor Garcia_16-Jun-14 6:45 
GeneralRe: Yup Pin
Ron Anders16-Jun-14 16:41
Ron Anders16-Jun-14 16:41 
GeneralCodes Pin
Matt U.16-Jun-14 4:08
Matt U.16-Jun-14 4:08 
GeneralThe problem isn't so much that they don't understand what I do Pin
Dan Neely16-Jun-14 3:44
Dan Neely16-Jun-14 3:44 
as it is that when a friend/etc with a non-zero amount of technical knowledge is able to ask meaningful followup questions to my standard dumbed down to the level of the hopeless default answers, despite not understanding a word of what I said, they get upset that I told someone else more than I told them. Sigh | :sigh:
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--Zachris Topelius

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GeneralA missing option PinPopular
Nemanja Trifunovic16-Jun-14 3:24
Nemanja Trifunovic16-Jun-14 3:24 
GeneralNot sure technically... Pin
Cristian Amarie16-Jun-14 3:11
Cristian Amarie16-Jun-14 3:11 
GeneralApparently I'm a Transponster Pin
daleofcourse16-Jun-14 2:16
daleofcourse16-Jun-14 2:16 
GeneralRe: Apparently I'm a Transponster Pin
Bassam Abdul-Baki16-Jun-14 3:04
professionalBassam Abdul-Baki16-Jun-14 3:04 
GeneralAll have their ways... Pin
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter16-Jun-14 1:38
professionalKornfeld Eliyahu Peter16-Jun-14 1:38 
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 
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 

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