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Intrinsic or Extrinsic


Intrinsic or Extrinsic

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I fell into my job by accident. I started off as an account manager, ended up doing my own client reporting in excel, learned VBA, moved to the Data Processing department and then learned SQL and realised that I had a set based brain and wasn't too bad at it! I enjoy all the little puzzles and problems to solve. I think my motivation was intrinsic... although there are now a lot of extrinsic pressures on me to stay in my job - or at least earn as much as possible to support my family.
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I've always been fascinated by computers. I learned on a Commodore Pet prior to buying my first computer, a Commodore Vic20.
The fascination with data and databases comes from the ability to predict behaviours from data and measure the results of attempts to influence those behaviours. I am Aspergers so a vague clue as to the thoughts of neuro-typicals reduces the faux-pax count a bit.
You could say that I am intrinsically motivated. However, some data technologies I have to be extrinsically motivated, particularly those that allow or even encourage the sullying of data.

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Spite.
After my first evening class course, on an Apple II my brother looked at my work and said "Is that all?".
I had initially taken the course because I wanted an idea of how the video arcade machines worked, that I was spending an inordinate amount of time playing.
After the 'challenge' from my brother I delved deeper and became a developer for a living. After many years I lost interest in writing interfaces and pretty front screens and worked my way further 'behind the scenes'.
I do it because I enjoy the intellectual challenge of it (usually) and it isn't the most dangerous profession I could have chosen.
I now work on large databases using a variety of techniques. I've worked on stock-control systems, medical, sales, housing and a plethora of others.

My brother worked as an animator on Lexx, the Wallace and Gromit games, some Zoo simulator (if I recall correctly) and is now lecturing and taking a Phd in running around with ping-pong balls glued to himself.
Death is too good for him.

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My interest in computers (and technology) started when I was young so intrinsic motivators definitely played a part in my career choice.

Over the years extrinsic started played a bigger part (i.e. money, choice of company, choice of technology).
My career is also closely linked to the Microsoft technology stack which has paid off financially so far!
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Like many I enjoyed tinkering with computers. Whilst I didn't set my mind on computers, a development role was what came up when I needed to find a job. So I had an intrinsic interest but extrinsic motivators. Much as I hate it sometimes, I probably hate it less than anything else I could get paid for.Wow
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I fell into technology by accident really and by having a good IT manager who was very good at sharing. I started with MS Access and found relational database design something I could relate to. I then self taught SQL as wanted to get more involved in database technology. And I have worked myself up to a fairly proficient level and consequently and comfortable living wage. And I have on whole enjoyed my time in IT. I enjoy technology and things like machine learning and AI interest me a lot. Again I have experimented in this area.

All that being said I would happily change careers and do something completely opposite, such as open a bar in the Caribbean and just have a different style of life. As it currently stands needs must (mortgage etc.) so I need to earn at the same level.

So like the article said a hybrid of intrinsic and extrinsic.
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The guy at Enterprise Rental was so excited, "OH! You're a Database Administrator! Do you like that!?"
"No. I hate it. But it's what I was made for. And I'm dm good at it."
Seriously, I dig what I do - it's ruined by mgmt, lack of time and resources, oh, and users - the databases work so well without users!
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Intrinsic, pure and simple.

When I was 16 years old I walked into the computer room at my highschool for the very first time. Up to that point I had no idea what I would do with my life and was frankly starting to worry about it. But when I walked into that room, felt the chill in the air, the sounds, the blinking lights--I knew.

That was 42 years ago and I've never lost my love for the work, the sheer passion. I'm so very lucky to have found my calling.

I seriously can't imagine what I would have done if computers hadn't been invented. I've been a developer my whole career and still am. As a lone wolf developer SQL Server and the database is just as important a part of the application as the UI, the internals of the front-end program, or the documentation.

Most of my career has been in small companies, with one stretch at a Fortune 50. I have to say there's a tremendous satisfaction in creating every level of the application, from the DB to end user training.

The best part? They actually pay me for it! Wow
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Intrinsic. When I retire, anyone looking at me won't be able to tell. I will still be working on my website and programming stuff.
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