Giving up Programming!

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    I've had enough of programming for a living and I need to get out more! I've been doing it for too long and working too hard. It was really getting me down!

    I'm going to grow trees instead!

    I will still visit this site every so often and will probably get the urge to write some code in the future. But I'm staying away from anything longer than 10,000 lines of code.

    See you all soon.

    Andy
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    You're going to grow trees!?! How are you going to make a profit?
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    Originally posted by adrianxw
    WOODen ya like to know!
    hmm...

    you could program a virtual growing tree program. hmm...

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    Another one bites the dust.....
    Thats some career change. Probably quite a salary drop too.
    Still if thats what you want then good luck on your new venture.
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    I think it would be a waste. Be a good programmer,it's very hard to be............. but since u want to change urs career. We still wish u good luck. But in the future do keep on coming to this site and help the newbiez like me. Agreed,Davros!!!


    Long life for this site!!!

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    hei,stoned coder.
    do u mind if i ask u this? how much u get paid as a programmer? what kind of language u know currently?Just want to know...................................

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    I think Stoned_Coder knows C++.
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    Good luck, Davros.

    We'll still be here if you change your mind

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    >Probably quite a salary drop too.

    I don't have any plans on taking a salary drop.

    Thanks everyone.

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    Being a soon-to-be CS major, i cant understand this move at all, and hopefully i never will man. Good luck.

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    This worries me, this is the second professional software developer I've seen that wants to drop out (fill your brain was the other).

    I'm seriously wondering if I will even last myself...I'm already thinking of not taking computer science (if i don't get into DIT) but taking Math instead.

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    I'll last if the money is decent and i like who i am working with (or tolerate em at least).

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    i think after a while, some people just burn out, it's not bad, it's just there time to gracefully leave the biz...
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    its funny how the first thing that comes to everyones mind is money.

    my advice (from what ive heard from people in the profession) is that if your in it for the money, get out now cause you wont last. if your in it because you like it, then the money is just a bonus!

    good luck Davros!

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