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Would you encourage a friend or relative to become a software developer?   [Edit]

Survey period: 10 Sep 2007 to 16 Sep 2007

Do your cousins look up to you in awe? Do you friends think you're way cooler than they are? Or would you prefer to think of yourself as a lesson unto others? (Suggested by RomTibi)

OptionVotes% 
Yes26514.80
Yes, unless they really had no chance of succeeding36420.34
Maybe - it's too hard to generalise37921.17
No, unless they were really keen or talented59533.24
No18710.45



 
GeneralI thought that, too Pin
peterchen14-Sep-07 6:04
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GeneralGet Real World Experience First Pin
Kirk W11-Sep-07 6:54
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GeneralNo way !! if they are from small cities.... Pin
GauranG Shah11-Sep-07 3:26
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GeneralRe: No way !! if they are from small cities.... Pin
Mushtaque Nizamani12-Sep-07 20:56
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GeneralIt's bad enough I'm "the guy who fixes everybody's PCs"... Pin
dandy7210-Sep-07 11:17
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GeneralRe: It's bad enough I'm "the guy who fixes everybody's PCs"... Pin
Anton Afanasyev10-Sep-07 19:57
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GeneralRe: It's bad enough I'm "the guy who fixes everybody's PCs"... Pin
Nickolay Karnaukhov10-Sep-07 22:50
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GeneralRe: It's bad enough I'm "the guy who fixes everybody's PCs"... Pin
Bruce Chapman DNN11-Sep-07 14:06
professionalBruce Chapman DNN11-Sep-07 14:06 
This one has been around the traps for a while - the 'help with my pc' thing. Just get yourself a standard schedule of charges, and get it well known amongst friends and relatives.

For instance:
- operating system reinstall or similar : carton of beer
- Virus removal or restore of accidentally deleted files : sixpack of beer
- accompany to shop for assistance with buying new computer : lunch afterwards
The other condition is that you don't make house calls - all computers must be dropped off/collected from your house.

You mightn't drink beer, but there's surely something else you can use. You can always swap it for chores you don't like doing, like mowing the lawn or washing your car.

My point is : if you don't feel you can charge money, at least make them swap something of value to you, or spend an equivalent amount of time helping you out.

Most people will be happy to come good, if they expect something for nothing, then, well they need a lesson in how the world works, and tell them to take it to a shop. In fact, I find people are happier getting you to do something if they know you are being rewarded for your time. Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got a carton of Stella Artois I need to put in the beer fridge...


Bruce Chapman
iFinity.com.au - Websites and Software Development

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GeneralNo way Pin
worldnick10-Sep-07 9:58
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GeneralRe: No way Pin
JimFee11-Sep-07 3:52
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GeneralMaybe ... Pin
Ware@Work10-Sep-07 9:11
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GeneralRe: Maybe ... Pin
Grimolfr11-Sep-07 2:22
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GeneralIf they like mindless work Pin
chrishuff10-Sep-07 6:05
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GeneralRe: If they like mindless work Pin
Grimolfr11-Sep-07 2:30
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GeneralWhere's the "if"? Pin
PIEBALDconsult10-Sep-07 5:56
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GeneralRe: Where's the "if"? Pin
chrishuff10-Sep-07 6:06
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PIEBALDconsult10-Sep-07 6:13
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GeneralRe: Where's the "if"? Pin
Chris Maunder10-Sep-07 6:21
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GeneralRe: Where's the "if"? Pin
PIEBALDconsult10-Sep-07 8:54
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GeneralRe: Where's the "if"? Pin
DarrollWalsh12-Sep-07 11:27
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AnswerRe: Where's the "if"? Pin
Ware@Work10-Sep-07 9:14
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GeneralDo you friends think you're way cooler than they are? Pin
ed welch10-Sep-07 2:01
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GeneralRe: Do you friends think you're way cooler than they are? Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar10-Sep-07 2:58
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GeneralRe: Do you friends think you're way cooler than they are? Pin
KarstenK10-Sep-07 3:15
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Captain See Sharp10-Sep-07 4:50
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