[Lvlug] Writing software sucks (sometimes)
Tue, 28 Nov 2000 14:13:30 -0500
> In a message dated 11/28/00 12:55:02 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > Yeah, right. My head feels like it is stuffed with cotton and another
> > customer called to see when his stuff would be delivered. I shouldn't
> > complain, never complain about being busy, but, I would like to take the
> > last three weeks of December off (would be nice to "feel" the holidays
> > this year).
> > TomW
> Ditto Tom!
> Except I CAN complain about being busy as I work for a company instead of
> myself. For some reason that last few weeks they have gotten it into their
> heads that I have 18 arms, 4 legs, and a clone and have been shoveling in the
> work approporiately. I mean jeepers, I can only type on 3 keyboards at a
> time :-)
Two is my limit ;-) My server is no longer able to be used as a dosemu
machine since I replace the Pentium-I with the Celeron "all-in-wonder"
board (the onboard video controller is junk). My fingers are getting
sore from typing and hitting CTRL-ALT-F? to look at the results on
another virtual console. Ah well... We wanted more money, we got that,
now we have to do the work.
I dunno how long you've been coding, I've been doing it for about 22
years now, 'back in the dark ages', circa 1980, they (management) kept
salaries well below 30K (the 30/30 club, less than 30, earning less than
30). The internet has certainly changed things for programmers /
computer professionals! It has forced those with the money to give more
of it up, or else, they don't get any takers for their cheap paying
jobs! My ex-employer still doesn't "get it", he keeps wondering why he
can't get workers ... "Duh! It's the money STUPID!" <heehee>
Tom Walsh - WN3L - Embedded Systems Consultant
"Windows? No thanks, I have work to do..."