Forgive me for this post as I know this sort of thing is spam and evil.
I have a task, given to me by school, that requires interviewing someone of a profession I am interested in. Rather than wasting the assignment and interviewing someone like a teacher or I.T. Technician I decided that I wanted to interview a software engineer, unfortunately however I do not know any software engineers personally and therefore decided to send emails to several computing firms, namely microsoft, JadeLiquid and Novell. However unfortunately so far I lack a reply from every place I've emailed and therefore have turned to this good old trusty website as a last resort for this project.
I would appreciate it if any one employed as a programmer would considering answering some of the folllowing questions.
What sort of environment does a programmer work in, eg. do you work in an office cubical, from home etc?
On average, how many days a week do programmers work?
Is working as a programmer stressful?
What sort of pay bracket do programmers recieve?
Do people, working as programmers, get to travel in their work and if so to what extent?
How long is the average programmers holiday?
What gets you job in software engineering?, ie. university degrees, technical college degrees, apprenticeships etc.
What sort of work does a programmer preform?
Is there a social element within software engineering?
Are qualified software engineers highly sort after?
That's a few questions really. Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions or even reading.