Saturday, December 17, 2005

Where Do All of the Old Programmers Go?


full-of-beans asks: "I work as a software developer for a large UK based international organization. Most of my colleagues that program are under 40 years old. Those that are over 40 tend to be in either Management or IT Support! I was wondering were do all the old programmers go? They can’t all end up in management. I know we don’t get paid enough to take early retirement. Is there some other career that tends to attract 40+ year old programmers, if so I’d like to know, because I’m not that far of 40 myself!"


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Interesting question for me. What will happen to me after 40 years old. I don’t like to be just IT support or change to management career.

2 comments:

Julian said...

Keep coding, be good at what you do. Something will come up.

So what happens to coders when they're 50?

Gie said...

I know one of them. He was a great coder. However, he is now a dean of faculty of engineering at a famous university in Thailand.