Oh, because the politicians are "the state"? We shouldn't question our elites? Nice servitude attitude you got going on there.
Don't forget, someone VOTED for the same idiots who are now denying climate change, even while their own state is experiencing first hand the effects of the rising seas, yet they're so incredibly stupid that they refuse to account for the rising seas even when planning new development.
No one would accept such a source for anything else today, but for some reason the Bible is accepted as fact.
This is due to the fact that the idiocracy is in power. They're in power because people with wealth bought power, then passed on to their spoiled offspring.
Modern society is incontrovertible proof that we weren't designed by an intelligent being. If we were, we wouldn't be constantly trying to poison ourselves for short term profit.
The cold, hard truth about faith is that man created god to control the weak minded.
I think IPOs kill innovation. When a company is new they are still searching for the best market and best product to meet that market. As soon as they take on a bunch of investor money it becomes lets get something out the door so we can start milking it. Doesn't have to be great it just has to meet the quarterly street estimate.
Profit kills innovation. I agree with you, but even private companies tend to become increasingly risk averse and therefore innovation resistant when their profits grow.
The most obviously visible example of the death of innovation as a direct result of profit is hollywood.
Encourage employees to use the 20% time to Innovate within the existing projects; for example, by finding ways to make them better or lower their costs.
It won't happen. Ever.
First off, the engineers work for managers, which is why all engineering shops turn into stagnant messes sooner or later. The managers are leaches by definition - they're working on overhead, which means that the engineers' work is paying them, yet the managers are the ones making the decisions. Hence the decisions will shift toward what gets the manager promoted, and that leads to a conflict of interest, because what's best for the product usually isn't sexy enough for the manager to get promoted.
Second, it will lead to engineers who want to do good, innovative work to move on to other projects and/or companies that are worth their time, and you'll end up turning into another expedia or amazon, where 90% of the work work available is maintaining the code other people wrote, and if you want to do anything cool you need to put in overtime.
If you lose the sugarcoating, you'll realize that the actual productivity metric has nothing to do with whether or not a given employee is doing what their job describes. It's simply based on how many hours they're on the clock.
The management has yet another incentive for having staff under them working overtime consistently: it gives the management an excuse to recruit more people for their team, which leads to their getting promoted, so they can leach off of even more people.
Google is yet more evidence that profit kills innovation.
I'm so sick of Indian code and the companies that are peddling that crap and trying to pass it off as code developed in the states.
Some of the worst code and the most idiotic engineering I've ever seen have been from american coders.
The indian coders generally seem to be far more interested in pointless and overly complicated optimizations that partially solve terrible design decisions than the american coders, who seem to like throwing more hardware at it.
At amazon I watched an upgrade that increased the computational throughput of the cluster our crapware was on by a factor of 96 manage to nearly double the software's actual throughput. Those were some of the worst engineers I have ever has the displeasure of working with.
This is proof of idiocy. If everyone around the hapless victim stands around in silence, they're complicit in the crime. If they all walk, the employer's fucked rather than the other way around. Americans are too stupid to realize this.
It's great that your experiences have worked for you. In general it's best practice to give notice. If you spend two more weeks in a job that you hate, to me that says a lot about your character.
Agreed. It says your a spineless loser who'd rather kowtow to an idiot than stand up for itself.
Right, because all employers treat their employees with at least courtesy.
If you're smart and you were concerned about their leaving their previous employer without notice, you'd be wondering about that employer rather than first assuming that your new employee is a snake, because you DID just hire them.
Of course, if you plan on treating your new employee like dirt, then you deserve what you get.
I worked for a company that was so mismanaged that the management frequently didn't even bother to tell the software team that they needed some software written until after it was due. Naturally, they blamed us for the software's late delivery... this is also a company that had an entirely pointless dress code (i.e. no shorts even if you're just in the office and not seeing a customer), and no developers in the hall with the management and executives... and the list goes on.
I got a new job with a relocation package, so I had six weeks of notice. I waited until my last day at work to e-mail the director of HR that I was leaving and that was going to be my last day. She called me and asked me about it, and I gave her quite an earful before I left.
A developer at Amazon got pissed off at his management for not letting his team fix some problems that could lead to crashes, because new features were (politically) more important.
When he got page in the middle of the night because of a crash caused by the very problem that he'd been pushing to get fixed for months, his response was to send an e-mail to his manager saying he wasn't coming back to work.
Corporations only think that they can get away with this sort of double standard because the people working for them allow it.
My coworkers have been good references, so I haven't lost anything by burning those bridges.