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Comment: Re: Quite the Opposite (Score 2) 223

by BarbaraHudson (#49747045) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Career Advice For an Aging Perl Developer?
Experience. He has been freelancing for more than a decade working in isolation. He cannot show any experience managing to any potential employer. Worse, he is seriously out of date. And no experience as an employee. Even if he was willing to work for free, nobody would hire him because of the cost of his errors of judgment and having to have constant close supervision. He's not even qualified to intern as any sort of management because anyone he manages will see that he's not qualified. Time to use this as an opportunity to get away from the keyboard and experience the real world.

Comment: Re:thought for ppl higher up the pay scale (Score 1, Interesting) 1055

by BarbaraHudson (#49731629) Attached to: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage To $15 an Hour

In my experience, the biggest asshole bosses are in tech. Ditto for the customers.

High blood pressure, burn-out, and ageism in tech mean you've got to really enjoy what you do ... but ask anyone who got out of the rat hole how they feel a few years later. At a certain point, quality of life becomes more important than having more of what George Carlin accurately called "sh*t."

Comment: Re:Stupid reasoning. (Score 0) 1055

by BarbaraHudson (#49731497) Attached to: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage To $15 an Hour

it usually comes from people who would have done something more useful with it than the employee spending it on consumption

So circulating money in the economy is worse than keeping it in the bank or tied up in illiquid assets? You know that's how deflation starts - and deflation is really ugly.

It's not an optical illusion, it just looks like one. -- Phil White