As my old boss used to say: "I don't get why programmers get paid that much. It's all just a bunch of for-loops!"
@fribbledom I hope he got some closure
@fribbledom Even if they were a bunch of Fruit Loops, programmers would *still* get paid a lot.
@fribbledom reminds me of apocryphal tale of the person who queried a £100 boiler callout charge when all the specialist did was tap it with a hammer, and received back an itemised bill:
Tapping with hammer £0.50
Knowing where to tap £99.50
@fribbledom Our version at work is "it's just a query, right?"
@fribbledom And writers just put words after other words. How hard can it be?
@fribbledom Someone said: I didn't yet get how do you play with computer and earn money? - His mom asked after 30 years of programming.
@fribbledom You get payed one cent per iteration that's why there's so many loops.
@fribbledom “If I were a programmer, I’d just tell the computer what to do.”
are you ok
@fribbledom Insight into outsourcing and ageism nicely summed up.
@fribbledom I've heard just about the same thing from a customer, who wanted a large overhaul of his custom-built CMS, with done-yesterday for next to no pay;
"It's just HTML, how hard can it be?"
.. when said CMS was purpose-built for producing 1200+ page print catalogs with all their 35000+ articles.
@fribbledom I was recently trying to figure out how to do something in R (that would be trivial in Perl) and a much better R programmer in lab said, “I guess you could just use a loop”. The floor opened up beneath her and she disappeared in a puff of brimstone.
@fribbledom I don’t get why accountants get paid that much. It’s all just basic arithmetic operations.
@fribbledom boss gets paid more and he just sits there writing emails so whatever man
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