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As a software developer, do you consider yourself a craftsman or a labourer?   [Edit]

Survey period: 11 Jul 2011 to 18 Jul 2011

While many of us aspire to be a Craftsman, there are bills to be paid so we may need to admit we're Labourers.

OptionVotes% 
Craftsman44544.77
Depends on the job44344.57
Labourer10610.66



 
GeneralDepends... ...on the Job Giver Pin
Jyothikarthik_N10-Jul-11 23:46
Jyothikarthik_N10-Jul-11 23:46 
GeneralIt all depends... Pin
Joan M10-Jul-11 21:26
professionalJoan M10-Jul-11 21:26 
GeneralRe: It all depends... Pin
Nagy Vilmos10-Jul-11 22:55
professionalNagy Vilmos10-Jul-11 22:55 
GeneralQuite confused between Craftsman and Labourer Pin
ShilpiP10-Jul-11 20:02
ShilpiP10-Jul-11 20:02 
GeneralRe: Quite confused between Craftsman and Labourer Pin
CPallini10-Jul-11 23:14
mveCPallini10-Jul-11 23:14 
GeneralRe: Quite confused between Craftsman and Labourer Pin
ShilpiP10-Jul-11 23:30
ShilpiP10-Jul-11 23:30 
GeneralRe: Quite confused between Craftsman and Labourer Pin
Ravi Sant11-Jul-11 23:44
Ravi Sant11-Jul-11 23:44 
AnswerRe: Quite confused between Craftsman and Labourer Pin
Pandele Florin12-Jul-11 10:20
Pandele Florin12-Jul-11 10:20 
Actually it's quite simple:
A Craftsman is someone that respects its trade, producing high quality merchandise, specially designed for one customer(not mass-produced).

A labourer has to finish his quota of work for the day in one workday.Little to none responsibility (or care) to quality. Only quantity matters."GET THINGS DONE".

A Craftsman cares more about its honor and prestige rather than getting something done in an limited amount of time.Of course, it's not a very good idea to stall a client indefinitely, but it is always better to delay something rather than make it on time but with poor quality.The delay is soon forgotten by the client, but the quality isn't, because the client uses what you have built every day.

Think of the difference between an shoe made in a small shop by a craftsmen especially for you, that usually lasts a lifetime, and an chinese sneaker that unglues after few weeks or less.

It is the "merit" of the industrial "revolution" that it literally wiped out all craftsmen.

IT DOES NOT DEPENDS on the JOB , IT DEPENDS ON THE PERSON, and its self-respect.
GeneralRe: Quite confused between Craftsman and Labourer Pin
ShilpiP12-Jul-11 19:09
ShilpiP12-Jul-11 19:09 
GeneralRe: Quite confused between Craftsman and Labourer [Joke] Pin
Venkatesh Mookkan12-Jul-11 18:47
Venkatesh Mookkan12-Jul-11 18:47 
GeneralRe: Quite confused between Craftsman and Labourer [Joke] Pin
ShilpiP12-Jul-11 19:17
ShilpiP12-Jul-11 19:17 
GeneralRe: Quite confused between Craftsman and Labourer [Joke] Pin
Venkatesh Mookkan12-Jul-11 19:28
Venkatesh Mookkan12-Jul-11 19:28 
GeneralRe: Quite confused between Craftsman and Labourer [Joke] Pin
ShilpiP12-Jul-11 19:51
ShilpiP12-Jul-11 19:51 
GeneralIt's a cross between art and science Pin
Mehdi Gholam10-Jul-11 19:48
Mehdi Gholam10-Jul-11 19:48 
GeneralRe: It's a cross between art and science Pin
CDP180210-Jul-11 22:41
CDP180210-Jul-11 22:41 
GeneralRe: It's a cross between art and science Pin
StM0n11-Jul-11 2:24
StM0n11-Jul-11 2:24 
GeneralIn fact, I always consider myself as an artist Pin
Eric Xue (brokensnow)10-Jul-11 19:08
Eric Xue (brokensnow)10-Jul-11 19:08 
GeneralRe: In fact, I always consider myself as an artist Pin
Pete O'Hanlon11-Jul-11 1:42
mvaPete O'Hanlon11-Jul-11 1:42 
GeneralRe: In fact, I always consider myself as an artist Pin
W Balboos, GHB11-Jul-11 3:40
mveW Balboos, GHB11-Jul-11 3:40 
GeneralRe: In fact, I always consider myself as an artist Pin
Pete O'Hanlon11-Jul-11 3:53
mvaPete O'Hanlon11-Jul-11 3:53 

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