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How long do you prefer to stay at a given job?

Survey period: 8 Aug 2016 to 15 Aug 2016

Some like to commit to an organisation for life, some like to mix and match as often as they can. How committed are we as developers?

OptionVotes% 
I prefer to stick to the one job for life32520.19
I prefer to stay at a job for at least 10 years20712.86
I prefer to stay at a job for at least 5 years29718.45
I prefer to stay at a job for at least 2 - 5 years55434.41
I prefer to stay at a job for 1 or 2 years max1418.76
No more than 12 months per job201.24
No more than 6 months per job130.81
3 months max and I need a change110.68
I don't work.503.11



 
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Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan9-Aug-16 9:45
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Nemanja Trifunovic9-Aug-16 4:45
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Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan9-Aug-16 9:55
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Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan9-Aug-16 10:11
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Kirk 103898219-Aug-16 10:59
Kirk 103898219-Aug-16 10:59 
First,
Excellent answer. The short version is what you said in the end.
Use a FOR loop when you KNOW the start/stop, have a count, etc.
Use a WHILE when its a condition (while !eof, while !null) reading an arbitrary file is a great example.

Why does it matter. Because, like you said, to the compiler, it might be the same.
But the compiler is only 1 of 3 consumers of our source code. And it is the most demanding, so
forget about it. The difference is in what you are communicating about the problem you are solving.

And for me, that is the beginning of a Sr. level developer. They not only get the right answer, they get the answer right. I usually teach the students to solve every problem 3 times. Once to prove you can. Once to get it clean. And the last time to get it right. To remove all excess baloney and make something you are proud to turn in.

Sorry to hear about the people in your area.

I run into it in some places, all the time. People who have 5 years of experience, that REALLY have 1yr of experience 5 times in a row. Imagine telling me you have 3 years of SVN experience, and I ask you about merging. And you tell me you have never done a branch, tag, or merge. My response is that you don't have 3 years of SVN experience. You have 3 years of SVN COMMIT experience, LOL.

My favorite was a guy who hired a new PHP developer. The programmer had 10 years of experience, and was willing to work for $16.00/hr (full time=$32K/yr). I tried to explain to the manager. Only one of those facts should be true. (This is South Florida. Not quite CA or NY, but not cheap either).

Lets just say, it ended badly about 9 months later. Nothing this guy wrote could be trusted. And he was sooo close the last 3 months. LOL.

So, be the best you can be. Help mentor those who want to learn. Avoid those who don't, and find peace in the fact that you will leave a positive impact on those that got to know you!

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Tomaž Štih10-Aug-16 4:10
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Chris Copeland12-Aug-16 1:25
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GeneralIt depends on the culture Pin
ronlease8-Aug-16 9:34
professionalronlease8-Aug-16 9:34 
Generalrespect and am I having fun?? Pin
Dennis E White8-Aug-16 6:24
professionalDennis E White8-Aug-16 6:24 
GeneralAs long as I continue to learn Pin
Ravi Bhavnani8-Aug-16 5:45
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GeneralRe: As long as I continue to learn Pin
Jalapeno Bob8-Aug-16 6:51
professionalJalapeno Bob8-Aug-16 6:51 
GeneralRe: As long as I continue to learn Pin
Ravi Bhavnani8-Aug-16 7:02
professionalRavi Bhavnani8-Aug-16 7:02 
GeneralI don't work Pin
Ron Anders8-Aug-16 4:47
Ron Anders8-Aug-16 4:47 
GeneralStill learning after 9 years Pin
R. Erasmus8-Aug-16 3:47
R. Erasmus8-Aug-16 3:47 
General16+ years... and then the outsourcing started Pin
J Tackkett8-Aug-16 3:30
professionalJ Tackkett8-Aug-16 3:30 
General10+ Years... as thing have worked out Pin
Tim Carmichael8-Aug-16 3:00
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General2 to 5 years it is... Pin
Rajeev Jayaram8-Aug-16 2:28
Rajeev Jayaram8-Aug-16 2:28 
General19 years and counting.. Pin
John M. Drescher8-Aug-16 2:15
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