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Comment: Re:500K openings, 500K unemployable morons (Score -1) 348

by The Cat (#49225839) Attached to: Obama Administration Claims There Are 545,000 IT Job Openings

> then companies like Google wouldn't feel motivated to put interviewees through these grueling, demoralizing, dehumanizing interviews

Google does that because they enjoy being in a position of total power over another human being. It has nothing to do with the job. They've also admitted it's useless and ineffective.

> Too bad they're completely unemployable.

Let's see how well things go when those millions of "unemployable" people realize there's no hope.

> Completely mind-numbing. But this company was successful at meeting predictable deadlines by employing thousands of relatively mindless IT graduates.

The company was also successful at hiding the utter incompetency of its management.

American employers and the people who run them make more money hiring someone who will pretend to do the job until the company goes out of business than they do hiring someone who will actually do the job and produce a better product and more business.

Fraud, lying and theft are much easier than working. It is all corrupt. Corrupt through and through. The American workplace is about hookers, drugs, porn, theft, embezzlement, securities fraud, government payoffs, bilking taxpayers and media manipulation.

Comment: Are they Grown-Ups? (Score -1) 274

by The Cat (#46914633) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Joining a Startup As an Older Programmer?

If you are the adult, the question is not are you hip and irresponsible enough to fit in, but if they are grown-up enough to work with you.

This "pandering to the bros" shit is about half the reason most tech companies shit the bed. And if you're the only adult in the building, see if you can guess who gets to clean it up?

Make them pass the "I'm a big boy now" test or move on. In fact, find three other guys 35-45 and do your own start up. You'll probably stomp the shit out of them in six months.

Comment: So Much Fail (Score -1) 157

by The Cat (#46908411) Attached to: Kids To Get the Best CS Teachers $15/Hr Can Buy

One wonders if part of the curriculum will be that once they turn 28, no matter how much they've learned or accomplished, they'll be fired and relegated to permanent temp status in the American workplace.

And that all the talk of "automation" is a load of bullshit to hand-wave people's attention away from the chronic underpayment of working people.

That is assuming they can get hired at all without impersonating a Southeast Asian staffing company.

Comment: Games (Score -1) 107

by The Cat (#46904021) Attached to: Places Where the Silicon Valley Bubble Could Pop

It will happen to the game industry first. The entire AAA market is sequels, and anything new is trying to make money through bullshit micro-transactions everyone bitches about.

The Indie market is all Unity clones with shitty half-assed graphics that don't sell unless they're on a 75% discount on Steam, and even then, everyone bitches about them.

The Flash market was fine until Adobe and all the two-bit dumbfuck five-dollah arcades smothered it under a hairy bare ass.

There hasn't been a hit retail mobile game since Angry Birds. All HTML5 games are Gamemaker clones with no sound.

Game industry is fucked, folks. Sell short.

"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."