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Posted on 07/29/2014 7:46:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Guy was arrogant, and pretty well un-hireable, even with the interning experience that he received where I work. But, I did the right mangerial thing and listened, and offered what I thought was good advice.
He sat in my office complaining about how he couldn't find work - "and I've been looking for WEEKS!!". (LOL. Strike one.)
Then, he complained about people who were getting hired over him, but he has A COLLEGE DEGREE. (Strike two.)
Then, he wanted to know what *I* (yes, you heard that right) was going to DO about it. Strike three.....yer out.
My invaluable advice? Don't play up the degree, play up the interning experience. And, network. Join some user groups. Volunteer at a local school or church (he snickered at that one). "Experience, and contacts, are the two most valuable things in getting a job."
It's sad. He just dropped 100 grand plus on an education, been told by countless admins and profs how valuable he was, and how he'd walk out with a magic diploma and the world would beat a path to his door. Fat chance. He'd have been better off joining the Army, getting some of the p*ss and vinegar beaten out of him, and he might have actually learned something along the way.
I remember that guy, to a lesser degree... (me, 25 years ago)
I know a guy who's made a very, very good living at remediating code that's been done incompetently by offshore workers (usually Indians).
Approximately, Company 'A' sends coding projects offshore because it saves so much cash. In a few months, or years, they find that indeed, "You get what you pay for" and sack the offshore contractors.
Meanwhile, the company is now reliant on this critical bit of software that only works sporadically, if at all.
My friend then comes in, and for a fee that is roughly double what it would have been for him to code it all fresh to start with .... fixes the problems while whistling all the way to the bank.
I've worked for companies where communications were poor between management and the programmers that were sitting literally next to them. I've no idea why management would look at that, then say "Let's get coders from a completely different culture, move them to the other side of the globe, and put three layers of project managers between them and us. That'll fix it! What could go wrong?"
Oh, I dunno. If you’re smart enough (and humble enough) to recognize yourself as “That guy”.....then you’re probably not that guy. :-)
2 Cor 5:17
I have a very different concept of “rich” than the author apparently.
You’d be surprised. My son had both stress and bad hours at his job as a Police and Ambulance Dispatcher. But he loved the work and would go back to it in a heartbeat.
You speak about your son in the past tense... why did he leave the job in the first place?
Office politics. Bosses forced him out, so he moved on.
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