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We range from 56 to 22... Majority over 40...
The youngsters regularly amazed by the resourcefulness of the old folks... (and we do not tell them that this is all hurting experience of the past years )
"The only place where Success comes before Work is in the dictionary." Vidal Sassoon, 1928 - 2012
i'm a self employed team of one, 60yo this year, been programming for a living for 40+years and feel i'm writing some of the best code of my life, ive learned more new languages and technologies (to me) over the last 2 years including xamarin, python, blazor, net core, & unity to name a few. The only slightly negative i'm finding is that i need to refer back more and more to projects for syntax and snippets as i just can't keep it all in my head anymore, there's just too much of it, but it's no biggie really, but i still look back fondly on the days when the word PC's hadnt been invented, with MS-DOS and character based systems ruling the landscape, when a programmer could actually learn almost everything they needed. I can't remember the words geek or nerd existing then, you were a 'computer wizard' and people assumed you had a brain like a planet as the word 'computer' struck fear into so many heart's - ahhh nostalgia aint what it used to be, but i'm rambling on like some kind of old man...
I don't have exact ages, but onshore, we have 65, 58, 48 for devs. Our single QA is 35. Offshore, everyone is in their 20's or 30's. Everyone is just as resourceful as everyone else. However, the oldest is the only one that knows COBOL, which we use. Good thing we are retiring the program in the next few years.
FYI: Our offshore personnel are not contractors, but rather just employees in another country.
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4 people report to me and the average age of all 5 of us is 57.
My boss (36) and I discuss legacy planning all the time as any of the 4 can retire at any time. I'm one of the 63s, plan to retire 12/2025 but have a two week vacation coming up which will make me consider retiring soon.
Reading the answers I envy all of you! Lone coders (would be my favorite if I could find someone giving me tasks to do remotely) happy teams with people > 40...
I'm 52 and at the moment I'm unemployed. My last stable job was few years ago but I resigned because I had a fight with a manager, then I worked on very interesting projects with startups and side projects on my own but the problem is I have no stable income and sometime they don't pay me at all. So, since 3 months, I'm looking for a stable job or for a good single project to work on.
In 3 months I had many interviews and coding tests, I received a lot of compliments and promises, but... in the end they disappear
I don't know if it's my age, or there are many other candidates, or these alleged employers are just scum. The salary asked was low or average so should not be that the reason.
Let's hope for the future 🤞
Reading your posts brought me good mood anyway. Thanks and best wishes to all
done, produced, or occurring twice a month or every two months.
Assuming bi- can be two or twice, bimonthly can be every two months or twice a month, which is a bit confusing and can lead to a big difference in meaning. ... Semimonthly, however, is always twice a month.
Bi-monthly, bi-weekly, bi-annually - I'll never understand why words with such ambiguities are in-use!
When I worked at a banking processing center and they were pushing for "bi-monthly billing" as a feature - half the staff had one definition in mind, and the other had another!
Any attempt to have them adopt less ambiguous speech like "twice-monthly billing" or "two-week-billing" was shown with disdain. Don't be optimistic about explaining why wording is important to any higher-ups in the financial industry. They already had the marketing stuff all printed up and didn't want to be seen as troublemakers.
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