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Comment Re:Depends (Score 1) 315

My advice would be: Log in, don't be afraid to say what you think and ignore inflamatory/trollish/immature replies.

If in doubt: Lurk.

Oh and browse at -1. Sure, you will see all the apk spam and trolls, but that way you will see some very good posts that run contrary to the groupthink of this site.

Comment Re:Self inflicted damage (Score 1) 241

No. It is illegal to spend more than 48 hours with ONE employer. If you really want to work 80 hour week, get a second job.

Even if you could work 80 hours for one employer, you will not get ahead long term. You will burn out, you will take more sick leave, your work quality will be much poorer. Oh and if you keep doing this voluntarily, it will not be respected: It will be expected. Not to mention what effect it will have on the rest of your life.

Comment Re:Buggy Whip (Score 1) 119

This is one of the problems with open source development; people will spend endless hours perfecting the buggy whip; not to mention coming up with new, competing buggy whip designs.

Yeah, how DARE they spend their own time doing what they like! Don't they know that they should be productive and do what sunderland56 deems more important?!

Comment Re:Here go the MBA's (Score 1) 54

Layoffs = accelerated attrition of your best talent

Only assuming that the company does not have deadwood. In my experience: every single company over a certain size have people that are completely useless, only useful in very small area or got attitude/communication issues.

Layoffs are not always a bad thing. It all depends on how good management is recognizing a person's value to the core business. If they are terrible, it results in loss of knowledge, capability and destroyed morale. But if they know how to do layoffs right, it streamlines and revitalizes a company.

Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man -- who has no gills. -- Ambrose Bierce