Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Here's What Annoys Me The Most

The thing I hate about being a programmer is the endless parade of flaky entrepreneurs and clueless middle managers. I've worked for so many companies - more than 30 - and seen so many people making the same mistakes. These companies out there, they're looking for programmers? That's all they want? Sticking me in a box and having me churn out monkey code that anybody could do is a ridiculous waste of my time, and a foolish thing to pay me for. If I'm charging by the hour, why not have me tell you if I've ever seen more than 10 companies go under after doing exactly what you're doing? I mean it's your hour, one way or the other, you paid for it.