Which do you prefer: Computer Programmer or Computer Technician ? CHOO

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Which do you prefer: Computer Programmer or Computer Technician ? CHOO

Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:56 AM

Guys.,

Which one do you prefer to be.. A Computer Programmer or A Computer Technician ? Choose 1 and explain in ONE SENTENCE.
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 07:59 AM

Explain in one sentence? Simple:

THEY ARE TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT THINGS!
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 08:06 AM

I prefer to be a computer programmer because the pay is better and I generally don't have to feel responsible for other people expensive equipment.
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 08:25 AM

Computer Programmer

I prefer the software to the hardware. :D
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 01:03 PM

Programming. I like it.
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 02:48 PM

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Explain in one sentence? Simple:

THEY ARE TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT THINGS!

They are two different things, but that doesn't mean you cant like one more.


I enjoy programming more then hardware. The feeling of creation is better for me when i program.

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 02:59 PM

The topic was not "compare and contrast" it was "which would you rather be: programmer or technician?".

Topic probably should have been made as a poll.
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:58 PM

Programmer.
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 07:57 PM

How many computer programmers does it take to screw in a light bulb? None, that's a hardware problem.
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 08:01 PM

How many help-desk technicians does it take to screw in a light bulb? None, we don't support that function.

I couldn't choose one over the other.
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 10:24 PM

How many Polacks does it take to put out a barn-house fire?

41:
One to man the hose
Fourty to move the house back and fourth!

Computer Programmer: It makes me feel good about myself (like nothing else).
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 11:45 PM

View PostNickDMax, on 7 Mar, 2009 - 01:59 PM, said:

The topic was not "compare and contrast" it was "which would you rather be: programmer or technician?".

Topic probably should have been made as a poll.


it also says explain why.. didnt realize you could do that in a poll.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 08:29 PM

i actually like both. programming is all about coding and tech work is more hardware and a little more active. i would want to be an IT manager focusing on networking and security, somehow...
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 09:00 PM

Programmer.

A programmer can create something that millions of people will use, where a Technician is hardware and usually not so many people are effected. It's a chance to do something great.
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:06 AM

What does it really matter lol? as soon as someone asks u what u 'do for a living' and u say 'computer....' they usually either have a preconcieved idea of a geek or dont have any kinda clue what ur job entails and switch off pretty quickly anyway lol, unless they are in the business themselves, in which case you can try impressing each other by giving urself a fancy title such as 'Software Director' or 'Technical Director' lol. Ive held all sorts of positions for many organisations and cringed when in my early 20's the new startup business printed my business cards with 'Software Manager' on - it fooled no-one it just looked like what it was, an attempt to big up a job to hopefully impress potential customers, and now at 47 even tho i run my own biz i just say i'm a 'Computer Programmer' if anyone asks, coz everyones heard of one of those, but more importantly if my m8's or family heard me trying to impress someone by saying im a 'company owner' or 'Director' i'd get the urine extracted for months lol, so although i waffle on, id go for 'programmer' every time, it's unpretentious & hides a multitude of sins :D
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