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Eddy Vluggen20-Oct-19 9:06
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Eddy Vluggen20-Oct-19 12:52
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Sander Rossel20-Oct-19 11:08
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Eddy Vluggen wrote:
Learning is learning
Unfortunately, no one comments their code with "This is bad code, so don't ever do this. Instead do..."
I'm now knowledgeable enough to know this code is bad, but I started out with code like this and back then I didn't know any better.
It's a sort of learning, I guess, but not nearly as effective as being in a good team with good programmers who know their stuff.
At least I knew what SQL injection was when I read that I shouldn't do that anymore Laugh | :laugh:
So with this project I'm not learning anything.
Eddy Vluggen wrote:
Your own choice. I get paid for the actual hours I work.
In this particular case this new client will give me some new projects in the new year.
Which they probably won't do if I'm charging two to three times the price their former programmer did.
I'm seeing it as an investment while still making some money Wink | ;)
Eddy Vluggen wrote:
I don't need a reason, I do what I am paid for.
As a company, it's always a risk taking on projects that were set up by other companies.
If I had a boss and he told me to work on this project he decided to inherit, I'd oblige, take my sweet time to get familiar with it, and write down any hours I spent on it.
But when I'm asked to take over a project I'll think twice and discuss what's in it for me other than some incidental bug fixing that I'll probably do at half my rate.

There's also a big difference between inheriting a project from a coworker who's still around for questions and a project that was written by a different company.
The former is way more awkward when you're complaining about your apparently dumb coworker who obviously doesn't understand what the hell he's doing Laugh | :laugh:

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