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Comment: Re:Bad faith (Score 1) 311

by OrangeTide (#49804049) Attached to: Mandriva CEO: Employee Lawsuits Put Us Out of Business

Indeed, one would know the laws in advance before going into business there. If you can't make it work there, then don't start a business in France, or at all really.

But that said, the psychological aspect of not worrying about your security doesn't really translate into workers who are more "focused". Here in silicon valley, I have many coworkers who obsess about their jobs, while at the same time they could be let go without notice and without further pay. Every year we get some token raise, roughly equal to inflation, while at the same time the company modifies our health care plan to make it cheaper for them, increases our premiums and reduces the stock grants. (There have been pretty significant cuts in stock grants this year across the tech industry, which translates to a pay cut for most of us)

Comment: Re:Let this be a lesson to the rest of you (Score 1) 311

by OrangeTide (#49804037) Attached to: Mandriva CEO: Employee Lawsuits Put Us Out of Business

It really does seem to be the CEO's fault for starting a business in France instead of California. I know from personal experience that layoffs in CA can occur without any severance. It's not nice, but if I were trying to run a business that basic fact would have to enter into the equation.

Comment: Re:Well there's the problem... (Score 1) 201

by OrangeTide (#49785555) Attached to: Court Orders UberPop Use To Be Banned In All of Italy

I mostly chose responses where I could cower in the corner. Because I was worried that personality type was not well represented in people who would actually finish the survey. Pity the results aren't tabulated, but now it makes more sense now that you bring up it being Socratic questioning.

Comment: How much C++? All of it, if possible (Score 3, Insightful) 333

by OrangeTide (#49784943) Attached to: How Much C++ Should You Know For an Entry-Level C++ Job?

Unless you've mastered C++, all you will accomplish is writing lots of difficult bugs. Really only gurus should be working on C++ projects. If I can't find enough gurus, then I would pick a different language for the project. (I worked on C projects most of my career because I'm not a C++ guru)

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