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Grade your job poll results: IT Programmer

The results are in for our grade-your-job polls. First up is IT Programmer.

We've had a great response to the grade-your-job polls we've been running. I will be displaying the results of each job position and then will combine all the results for those of you contemplating a change of specialty or for those who are entering the IT field for the first time.

I should mention that in the discussion following the original polls, many members expressed the thought that all aspects of the IT programmer job have been endangered due to offshoring. As TechRepublic member reisen55 said:

"India. That's it. American management sees Info Tech as an expense pure and simple, not an integral part of their business, as it has become. And India is rife with fresh and eager college puppies who are just READY to begin writing code at $2 an hour. Try living on that here, first off."

On the topic of stress level, here were the results:

On the topic of how easy it is to find a job in the field, these were the results:

On the what compensation was like:

And overall satisfaction:

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9 comments
fnewtz
fnewtz

Don't know why you can't outsource them. CEOs are nothing but bean counters in IT. What companies should have are teams of project managers that can discuss business needs as well as have excellent knowledge of IT. Divide them up by department and turn them loose. Divvy up programmers & techs into two groups. Projects and day to day. A mid level manager to direct them would be all you'd need. Those in projects report to the project manager at the time.

Englebert
Englebert

Never get into something that can be outsourced, you'll regret it much to your chagrin and livelihood later.

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

That people want to take the risk of outsourcing you....

cory.schultze
cory.schultze

That almost sounds like an insult. Sometimes you just can't tell. When opportunity presents itself, business can be just so. In my opinion, it seems the language of numbers speaks in greater volumes to those who are influent in conservation - assessing the long-term results and immediate effects of cost reduction schema.

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

Apparently a bunch of people got together and decided it was a bad idea....

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

Somethings are unlikely to be outsourced. So as such I've been looking for CEO's Positions as they are unlikely to be outsourced though it is something I would love to see. ;) Col

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

Sometimes the idiots managing the job will get rid of people anyway, take their bonus, share option, promotion and get out of Dodge before the wheels come off. So what, get another job, it will almost certainly be better. If you can be replaced by someone who's only recognised qualification is cheap, though, your role is an insult, or you are an insult to it. Compete or die is the game. Our choice...

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