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Greg Utas20-Oct-19 9:02
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Sander Rossel20-Oct-19 12:16
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Sander Rossel wrote:
Unless you want to learn how NOT to do things... Dead | X|
Learning is learning. Imagine a project, over 10 devs, over 10 yrs old. In VB6. Don't complain about some idiot storing bools as a list of strings in a database ("0010101010101000010101"), because the idiot might be your boss.

Sander Rossel wrote:
Meanwhile, you're working half price since you can't invoice all the hours you're making.
Your own choice. I get paid for the actual hours I work.

Sander Rossel wrote:
And if you introduce enough bugs you may end up with an unhappy client.
Who'd expect that? OMG | :OMG:

Sander Rossel wrote:
Like today I had to "just fix a form, everything worked except a value was not saved to the database."
Opening the form revealed it had all kinds of buttons that did nothing (or worse, did something) and shouldn't be there.
Sometimes a fix is more expensive than expected. Just add it to the bill, it's what any car-mechanic would do. Why don't you?

Sander Rossel wrote:
Long story short, after trying to make it work for about an hour I started over, finding not even the database schema was correct.
It took me about four hours in total (which should've been a "quick fix"), which is more than the customer is going to pay me for this one Roll eyes | :rolleyes:
If you want to be an entrepeneur, you take risc. I'm just a simple slave, so I don't know about riscs.

Sander Rossel wrote:
You just need a damn good reason (and I know a lot of companies that simply don't, ever) Roll eyes | :rolleyes:
I don't need a reason, I do what I am paid for. I can point you to companies that don't exist anymore because they believed a rewrite was needed Smile | :)

You good at greenfields, me good at brownfields; a good team has balance Thumbs Up | :thumbsup:
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