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Do you spend non-work hours furthering your work-related education?   [Edit]

Survey period: 6 Jul 2009 to 13 Jul 2009

Do you take courses, work on pet projects, or just devour books in order to help you in your day to day work?

OptionVotes% 
Yes, and I get paid to do it.323.24
Yes, and I sometimes get paid to do it.10310.44
Yes, but I don't get paid.58158.87
Sometimes.16016.21
Rarely.777.80
No, never.343.44



 
GeneralSomeone pays? Seriosly?! Pin
Rajesh R Subramanian12-Jul-09 5:29
professionalRajesh R Subramanian12-Jul-09 5:29 
Generalyes Pin
Mohm'ed Melhem12-Jul-09 4:38
professionalMohm'ed Melhem12-Jul-09 4:38 
GeneralHow could you not? Pin
Not Active10-Jul-09 10:40
mentorNot Active10-Jul-09 10:40 
GeneralNot any more. PinPopular
Paul Darlington7-Jul-09 22:16
Paul Darlington7-Jul-09 22:16 
I am another old git of 62 years and I have been making my living from cutting code for almost thirty years. You may be surprised to learn that although I have quite a few languages under my belt I have never used COBOL.

I am a bit stuck in C++ and really should move to C# but I am employed to write C++ for Windows so not a lot of choice really although I get the occasional foray into Web development that makes a nice change.

The reason for this reply is to say GET A LIFE there is something beyond coding to do in your spare time. I know; I used to spend all my waking hours doing or thinking about code but now I am really old I have learned better.

This quote from Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman says it rather well:
It is no longer enough to be smart all the technological tools in the world add meaning and value only if they enhance our core values, the deepest part of our heart. Acquiring knowledge is no guarantee of practical, useful application. Wisdom implies a mature integration of appropriate knowledge, a seasoned ability to filter the inessential from the essential.
GeneralRe: Not any more. Pin
gstolarov9-Jul-09 10:43
gstolarov9-Jul-09 10:43 
GeneralUnclear question Pin
JMBeyer7-Jul-09 5:29
JMBeyer7-Jul-09 5:29 
GeneralRe: Unclear question Pin
PIEBALDconsult8-Jul-09 5:10
mvePIEBALDconsult8-Jul-09 5:10 
GeneralI am retired, where's my category? Pin
Henry Minute6-Jul-09 23:50
Henry Minute6-Jul-09 23:50 
GeneralRe: I am retired, where's my category? Pin
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳10-Jul-09 5:21
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳10-Jul-09 5:21 
GeneralContinual learning is critical - don't become that old guy who knows COBOL ! Pin
Dale Thompson6-Jul-09 11:20
Dale Thompson6-Jul-09 11:20 
GeneralRe: Continual learning is critical - don't become that old guy who knows COBOL ! Pin
Viral Upadhyay6-Jul-09 19:07
Viral Upadhyay6-Jul-09 19:07 
GeneralRe: Continual learning is critical - don't become that old guy who knows COBOL ! Pin
Mycroft Holmes6-Jul-09 19:39
professionalMycroft Holmes6-Jul-09 19:39 
GeneralRe: Continual learning is critical - don't become that old guy who knows COBOL ! Pin
Zhuofei Wang6-Jul-09 22:37
Zhuofei Wang6-Jul-09 22:37 
GeneralRe: Continual learning is critical - don't become that old guy who knows COBOL ! Pin
John M. Drescher9-Jul-09 6:02
John M. Drescher9-Jul-09 6:02 
GeneralRe: Continual learning is critical - don't become that old guy who knows COBOL ! Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar10-Jul-09 1:43
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar10-Jul-09 1:43 
GeneralRe: Continual learning is critical - don't become that old guy who knows COBOL ! Pin
crylc11-Jul-09 20:49
crylc11-Jul-09 20:49 
GeneralThese days it's tough... Pin
decaffeinatedMonkey6-Jul-09 9:51
decaffeinatedMonkey6-Jul-09 9:51 
GeneralRe: These days it's tough... Pin
nsimeonov6-Jul-09 11:55
nsimeonov6-Jul-09 11:55 
GeneralRe: These days it's tough... Pin
Mycroft Holmes6-Jul-09 19:43
professionalMycroft Holmes6-Jul-09 19:43 
GeneralBetter Fortune? Pin
W Balboos, GHB6-Jul-09 2:38
W Balboos, GHB6-Jul-09 2:38 
GeneralRe: Better Fortune? Pin
good god all the names are taken6-Jul-09 10:02
good god all the names are taken6-Jul-09 10:02 
GeneralSeriously? 53% Yes, but don't get paid?! PinPopular
Colin Angus Mackay6-Jul-09 1:47
Colin Angus Mackay6-Jul-09 1:47 
GeneralRe: Seriously? 53% Yes, but don't get paid?! Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic6-Jul-09 3:49
Nemanja Trifunovic6-Jul-09 3:49 
GeneralRe: Seriously? 53% Yes, but don't get paid?! Pin
good god all the names are taken6-Jul-09 10:10
good god all the names are taken6-Jul-09 10:10 
GeneralRe: Seriously? 53% Yes, but don't get paid?! Pin
Colin Angus Mackay6-Jul-09 10:25
Colin Angus Mackay6-Jul-09 10:25 

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