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Re: I've had my current job for

by el-moe (Scribe)
on May 17, 2001 at 23:15 UTC ( #81342=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to I've had my current job for

They've been paying me for about 20 months to code Perl. I have 1.5 months to go until I make a big decision weather or not to continue this fiasco.

Am I the only one here that stands alone as the only programmer in a company of 5000?

That shocked look on your face tells me that you haven't had the "pleasure" to work in manufacturing before...

I sure would like it if there was at least one other programmer to talk to about stuff...


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Re: Re: I've had my current job for
by cacharbe (Curate) on May 20, 2001 at 08:39 UTC
    Shocked look? Hardly. I work for a tier 1 automotive supplier in their "Technology Development" group, incharge of developing new projects within our current platforms, and I'm one of two with a CS degree, except for our manager, and he probably hasn't written a line of code for about 7 years. When I start talking about passing pointers, scope and polymorphism, everyone gets that blank stare that roughly equates too "I know everything you just said was english, but I'm sorry, most of it didn't register as having any meaning."

    It's frustrating, really. I work really hard to set a good example to those in the group coming from MIS and that think VB is the end all be all of the programming lingua franca (Not that I have a problem with VB, use it myself sometimes, but...). Things like:

    • - Use good structure, for others would like to read it.
    • - Use comments, for others would like to understand it.
    • - Have others read your code, for none of us are infallible
    • - Please, ask questions, as we know more as a group than we do singularly

    But it doesn't always stick. *sigh*

    Edit: chipmunk 2001-05-20

      well, actually, it isn't all english. i mean, the ones you cite are all derived from english, at least, but "grep" certainly isn't, and i don't think "polymorphism" is used to mean anything really recognizable as what we use it to mean.
      programmers just make more sense to each other than we do to "people". but i digress, i'm sure. probably comes from being unemployed so long.

        Actually, 'grep' is, in fact, derived from English: "Globally search for the Regular Expression and Print".

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