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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

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I agree, and I dont think there is much difference with gov't agencies here in Canada either.

In a similar vein, I find It shops that are unionized, even in the private sector, have a very similar mentality. I view myself as a professional, and work hard to keep my skills up to date and make an effort to keep up with technology changes. But I find a lot of unionized IT workers take it for granted that the company or agency they are working for will provide the time and money to train them.

I used to MS myself as you did I believe, and I remember working 14 hour days to meet goals and such. Destroyed my marriage in the end. Now I work as a contractor, and I find it much more rewarding. And I get paid for all my efforts. I would have to be given a pretty lucrative offer to go back to being an employee again.

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