flying hippo wrote:
1. What exactly you do.
2. What do you like about your job.
3. What don't you like about your job.
Ok, I'm not a programmer yet, I'm going to do a degree in electronic engineering so I'll have to learn C at some point. At the moment though I do a little bit of playing with VBA in Excel and Access (so I'm obviously qualified to comment
1. Play with VBA
2. I enjoy the creative aspect of programming. Artists create with their hands, so do I. I was given a project by some (dumb-ass) mates of mine who were doing Computing (I left the class, bored me to tears, took up Physics instead) and got bored themselves. They wanted a countdown to a certain time, in Excel.
I played and tinkered with an Excel file for a few days when I got the chance, and learned all about Excel's (awkward) dating system... once I'd finished it, I could then sit back and say, "I made that."
That's a truly great feeling...
Oh, and electronic engineers get paid a fair bit, starting around £20K or just over $30k, rising to around £50-70k, which I guess is about $80-110k... not too shabby
3. Getting stuck
Learning the date system on that project was tedious...
Also, getting converting the dates using VBA was okay once I ripped an example out of the MS Help files, but once I tried to compress it to one line instead of four, I ran into all sorts of grammar crap... even more tedious
Hope this helps,