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

by kodo (Hermit)
on Oct 24, 2002 at 15:18 UTC ( #207744=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

Well I think there's no huge difference if you code 8 hours of perl a day or 4 hours of perl and 4 hours of another language.
Let me tell you something: you'll get used to it. I sit in front of my screen 8-10 hours a day usually, and I spend 80-90% of that time on coding perl. Well sure you get tired sometimes, but I found out that lots of that depends on the setup you work with. I'm lucky enough to have a 18" LCD-Screen here and found some nice vim-colors/settings that make it comfortable for me.
In my free-time though I spend lots of time in nature, doing meditation stuff or reading books. I also enjoy it to play chess, even if I didn't play much the last year...
Of course I can imagine something better than sitting most time of my day in front on a screen but that's all I've learned in the last years, and I need money to live etc etc..
But to be honest I also enjoy lots of that time, even when there are days where I totally dislike it but that's something you have in every job you do over a long period.

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