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I have been in the past. And it was good. Most of my college co-op job was like that.

I'm of the opinion that working like that is like being back in school where you're given some rough requirements and you can develop it any way you like and provide whatever features you want.


Matt U. wrote:
created an Access database


On a previous job, the HR department had an Access system for randomly picking employees for drug testing. After I got picked "randomly" three times in my first six months (I don't do drugs, I also stayed in school) I looked at the code and it seemed OK. But I decided to write one of my own that would allow (but not force) the user to define weighting so that an employee who was picked recently was less likely to be picked again. A year or so later, when the Access version upped and died (I had nothing to do with it, I swear) my boss asked if I'd like to have them try mine. I installed it and had them try it, I had to add more functionality to the employee import feature forthem, and as far as I know they're still using it.


Where I am now, I keep my sanity by developing a number of utilities that help with the real work.
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