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Money vs. Perlby cog (Parson)
|on Mar 15, 2005 at 16:55 UTC
I spent two years at a company where I barely could use Perl on real applications.
I started on a new job last January. It is *only* Perl.
Yesterday I was approached by another company wanting to hire me. They made it clear from the start that my salary would be higher and that I would have everything I would need. (basically, they have 150 employees, and none of them is using Perl ATM; yet, they suddenly realized they need a Perl programmer for a project they've inhereted).
I'm turning down this offer, for a bunch of reasons (one of them being the fact that I just started this new job and it doesn't feel right abandoning it so soon).
But the main reason I'm turning it down is this: It's Perl related, but it's not just Perl (actually, I'd say only 50% of it is Perl and the rest is stuff I really don't care about) and I like what I have right now.
The fact that I'd be making extra money sure sounds great, and there is some chance that I'll regret this decision in the future, of course, but I'm actually turning money down for Perl.
I was wondering if there's anyone else here doing this, abdicating from money for doing what they like, that being Perl programming.