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Re: Programming Perl as a Job: 8 hours a day is too much for me

by barrd (Canon)
on Oct 24, 2002 at 15:15 UTC ( #207741=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Programming Perl as a Job: 8 hours a day is too much for me

Hi princepawn
I am sorry to hear of your situation, and can understand where you are coming from. I believe I am very lucky at the moment with my current job situation. I'm a home worker, have been for the last year or so, this means I can split my day up, not to mention 'keep my own hours'. I'm a Perl programmer by trade but also get to do design, HTML markup and a tad of SysAdmin - this keeps me sane (or at least partially), and I echo your conclusion that most programmers are eclectic. I'm in my mid-thirties and already as mad as a hatter ;^).

"All hail Discordia, all hail Perl".

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Re: Re: Programming Perl as a Job: 8 hours a day is too much for me
by mjeaton (Hermit) on Oct 24, 2002 at 15:55 UTC
    Oh man...isn't working at home great? I love being able to dictate my own schedule. In fact, I try to work a couple hours in the morning so I can spend a couple of hours after lunch playing with my 18 month old daughter.

    I then try to finish up the rest of my day between 7 and midnight. I would probably go crazy if I tried to work a straight 8 hours every day.

    mike
Re: Re: Programming Perl as a Job: 8 hours a day is too much for me
by rr (Sexton) on Oct 24, 2002 at 16:38 UTC
    I agree with you. Unfortunately I have had a hard time finding situations like yours lately. What is your secret?

    I have ane excellent work from home 'ethic' and perform very well in this situation. My last employer totally frowned on work from home time, even though productivity was increased.

    Very interesting how people perceive developers in the corporate environment isn't it. It's not about productivity, it's about face time.

    Does anyone out there have sources for work at home friendly companies? I honestly can't handle the sit@cube and pound out code mentality but love software development, especially in Perl.

    rr

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