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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



 
QuestionFamily? Pin
Vivi Chellappa17-Jun-14 0:32
professionalVivi Chellappa17-Jun-14 0:32 
GeneralJust plain old stupid Pin
Dave Thomson16-Jun-14 22:38
Dave Thomson16-Jun-14 22:38 
GeneralMissing option: Pin
Johnny J.16-Jun-14 22:37
professionalJohnny J.16-Jun-14 22:37 
GeneralSoftware Developer Pin
TheWebDeveloper16-Jun-14 21:08
TheWebDeveloper16-Jun-14 21:08 
GeneralRe: Software Developer Pin
Deflinek17-Jun-14 5:40
Deflinek17-Jun-14 5:40 
GeneralRe: Software Developer Pin
walterhevedeich17-Jun-14 14:46
professionalwalterhevedeich17-Jun-14 14:46 
GeneralRe: Software Developer Pin
Aarti Meswania17-Jun-14 22:53
Aarti Meswania17-Jun-14 22:53 
GeneralThey know what I do .. They understand .. uhmmmm.. I think. Pin
Karen Mitchelle16-Jun-14 16:19
professionalKaren Mitchelle16-Jun-14 16:19 
My mom knows I'm a developer, that I write codes, even made a game. And she always ask me about facebook. D'Oh! | :doh:

My boyfriend is a gamer and a RadTech. He knows I'm a developer. But doesn't have the courage to ask me what I really do. He thinks he will suffer from nose bleeding if I explain everything I do. Laugh | :laugh:

PS. When someone (not a member of the family or my boyfriend) ask me what I really do, I always say that I'm the one who makes coffee at the office.
That, makes my career easier to explain to others and avoid people who thinks I am a computer genius who can fix all of their computer problems.

PPS. Sometimes, some high school students go to our house and ask if I can proofread their essays, project documentation, etc.. D'Oh! | :doh:
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GeneralRe: They know what I do .. They understand .. uhmmmm.. I think. Pin
SortaCore16-Jun-14 22:21
SortaCore16-Jun-14 22:21 
GeneralRe: They know what I do .. They understand .. uhmmmm.. I think. Pin
Karen Mitchelle16-Jun-14 23:27
professionalKaren Mitchelle16-Jun-14 23:27 
GeneralRe: They know what I do .. They understand .. uhmmmm.. I think. Pin
Mycroft Holmes18-Jun-14 20:39
professionalMycroft Holmes18-Jun-14 20:39 
GeneralRe: They know what I do .. They understand .. uhmmmm.. I think. Pin
Karen Mitchelle18-Jun-14 21:22
professionalKaren Mitchelle18-Jun-14 21:22 
GeneralHow to piss off the family Pin
Mycroft Holmes16-Jun-14 14:33
professionalMycroft Holmes16-Jun-14 14:33 
AnswerTypical conversation with a loved one... Pin
Yvan Rodrigues16-Jun-14 12:23
professionalYvan Rodrigues16-Jun-14 12:23 
GeneralClassified Pin
PSU Steve16-Jun-14 6:43
professionalPSU Steve16-Jun-14 6:43 
GeneralUltimate Missing Option Pin
W Balboos, GHB16-Jun-14 4:58
W Balboos, GHB16-Jun-14 4:58 
GeneralRe: Ultimate Missing Option Pin
PIEBALDconsult16-Jun-14 5:05
mvePIEBALDconsult16-Jun-14 5:05 
GeneralRe: Ultimate Missing Option Pin
jeron116-Jun-14 6:28
jeron116-Jun-14 6:28 
GeneralRe: Ultimate Missing Option Pin
Bassam Abdul-Baki17-Jun-14 2:12
professionalBassam Abdul-Baki17-Jun-14 2:12 
GeneralRe: Ultimate Missing Option Pin
Gandalf_TheWhite18-Jun-14 11:11
professionalGandalf_TheWhite18-Jun-14 11:11 
Generaldepends on who you ask Pin
Dennis E White16-Jun-14 4:24
professionalDennis E White16-Jun-14 4:24 
GeneralYup Pin
Ron Anders16-Jun-14 3:28
Ron Anders16-Jun-14 3:28 
GeneralRe: Yup Pin
_Vitor Garcia_16-Jun-14 5:45
_Vitor Garcia_16-Jun-14 5:45 
GeneralRe: Yup Pin
Ron Anders16-Jun-14 15:41
Ron Anders16-Jun-14 15:41 
GeneralCodes Pin
Matt U.16-Jun-14 3:08
Matt U.16-Jun-14 3:08 

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