Monday, December 15, 2008

How Has The Recession Effected Developers?


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With all of the recession talk in the news, the daily massive layoffs that are taking place and the general doom & gloom feeling in the air I am very curious about how the recession has specifically effected developer's jobs. I have read many articles on CNN, MSNBC, etc. that have identified "computer programmer" positions as relatively safe jobs during this tough economic time. Have you found that to be true, are your jobs as developers relatively stable?

I created the poll above to try to get an idea of what effect this recession is having on real people in the developer community. Please take time to categorize yourself as close as possible in the categories I have provided for the poll. Also, please make suggestions if you feel that other categories would be more helpful.

How I Have Been Effected

I am one of the lucky ones that found a new job during the recession (about 3 months ago now.) I was also able to sell a house and feel very blessed at this point. I make it a point to keep my skills up to date and to try to continue to improve. However, I still worry about the future and how hard it might be to find a new gig if necessary.

Thanks for your responses and your time. Refer your developer friends to take the poll also, the more data the more useful this will be.


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