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Discussion on: Programmers who only code at work

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Damon Muma

I feel like if you replace "programmers" with almost any other profession and suddenly you look like an asshole if you think it's a negative quality to only do your job at your job.

Also the first sentence contains a number of false equivalencies that makes the question hard to parse without specifying ands or ors.

I don't code outside my job because I make theatre and parent and support my partner in my spare time and I am 100% sure it makes my life richer than if I spent my off-time staring at code. If an employer were to have a problem with that, I would attempt to do everything to avoid associating with that employer.