You mean you want Google to locate its campuses in urban blighted areas (slums). No modern tech company will do that, no one would work for them. It is all about attracting the best and brightest minds. I have a suggestion, why don't you clean up your cities and get rid of the blighted areas and maybe companies will want to locate there.
As a practical matter, an agent would need to focus on those individuals that would be worth their time and effort. A reasonable cut off would be $100k+. Some agents would work just with elite programmers ($250k+) and some would cover a broader range. There is no reason that someone making $100K+ should not have an agent.
By the way, I have over 20 years experience in the industry and am well in the elite range so the Dunning-Kruger effect does not apply. Dubious comments by AC posters do not further the dialog.
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You are probably thinking that is what recruiters today do. WRONG. Recruiters act as the middlemen and only get paid if you take the position they have available. They don't work for you. I am talking mostly about contract positions here. Consider what a recruiter will say, if you desire a higher rate then what the company is offering. They will try and talk down your rate. If you don't take the position, they make nothing, if you take a reduced rate, they at least make something. Also, consider if you want a higher rate after being on contract a while. A recruiter will never tell you to leave the job and find another position. They don't work for you.
Top programmers (100K+) should have agents. The 10% you paid the agent would be worth it just to negotiate better starting contracts and raises. This does not count the value of their services of always being on the lookout for that ideal job. How many of us spent time looking for a better jobs when we are employed?
Who thinks this will stop at just helping "the FBI identify and catch criminals"? This is a bigger threat to privacy than anything in history.
Except maybe for the Stasi.. KGB... Facebook...
I am sure the Stasi and the KGB and the Gestpo too, would have loved this but it just didn't exist at that time.
Who thinks this will stop at just helping "the FBI identify and catch criminals"?
This is a bigger threat to privacy than anything in history.
Now, you kids get off my lawn.
Intel has a huge presence there, so does, American Express, Honeywell, Paypal, Freeport-McMoran. Freescale used to. Phoenix is more high tech than most people know.
- Good weather 9 months out of they year. That is opposed to most places that have maybe 6-7 marginally passable months.
- Reasonably priced housing.
- Talented technical subculture
- Salaries in the midrange.
- There are those 3 months out of the year.
- Talent pool is good but not huge like Silicon Valley
- Almost no venture funding. If you want funding, you have to look out of state.
Wait until my neighbor's dog sees me coming.
Let me briefly describe the process you have to go through, Call in, work you way down 5 layers of automated phone messages and finally get a live person. That person barely speaks English and really hates their job. This is Tier 1. They ask you a few simple questions and to describe the problem. Lastly, he or she asked what priority you want to make it, Level 1 - call back in 24 hours, Level 2 - call back in a week, Level 3 - call back in ???, hell, I don't know, never made any level 3. You have to make it a Level 1 or you will won't get anybody to look a it for a week. Every help ticket is now a Level 1.
So the next day, you get a call from Tier 2 support. Really, this is a Tier 1 person, who has had a month's worth of training. He goes down a script of all the typical problem, tell you what you need type. Oh course, you have already done this because the those are all online. He then waste another 15 minutes of your time fumbling in the dark and then gives up.
Another 24 hours pass, then you get a call from Tier 3 support. This guys has a year or more experience and is familiar with all the features of the product. He listens to your attempts, then asks you to do something and actually fixes the problem in about 5 minutes. He is the rare bird in IBM Tech support. Also, he is so overworked because Tier 1 and 2 are close to useless that he burns out and moves to so other division just as soon as he can.
That's it. That's how IBM tech support works..
Or as least, have their math examined. This was just a issue of bad statistical calculations, along with bad disaster planning.