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Comment: Perhaps when you're a contractor (Score 1) 892

by RocketRay (#44580069) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

I was recently employed as a contractor. I got, and accepted, an offer for a full time position with another company (with quite nice benefits). I asked friends about whether I should give notice or just quit, they said give notice. So I did, and the next day they fired me. There was no hard feelings, I understood it didn't make sense for them to keep training someone for a job he wasn't sticking around to do. But it did put a bit of a crimp on my finances as I had some unexpected time off before starting the new job.

If I could do it again I'd wait until Friday and just quit.

Comment: Re:From personal experience (Score 1) 500

by RocketRay (#35356168) Attached to: The Decline and Fall of System Administration
Reminds me of our Windoze guy in my previous job. I had run into some kind of problem with XP at home and spent a good amount of time banging my head against it. Finally I told him what was going on and asked what he recommended. "Reinstall XP" was the answer. I thought he was joking, nope he was serious. :P

Comment: My mom was a computer too (Score 1) 113

by RocketRay (#35151464) Attached to: Rediscovering WWII's Top-Secret Computing 'Rosies'
After the war my mom took her degree in mathematics to Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland where she did this kind of work. She said she'd calculate artillery ballistics. She also told me they processed some of the evidence of atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis, though she wouldn't talk specifics. She turns 89 next week. Happy birthday mom!

You can not win the game, and you are not allowed to stop playing. -- The Third Law Of Thermodynamics