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Comment: Re:*sigh* (Score 1) 348

by nitehawk214 (#46814565) Attached to: Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

Well I was mostly talking about actual conversation with a person. Most of the resumes I see are butchered beyond belief by the headhunters that are sending them in. And at any rate, the decision to put an interviewee to a level 2 or 3 person like me is already made before I even see the resume, so I have no control over it.

That being said, if I did have a choice, I guess it would depend on how badly it was written. As far as the "geek savant", I would currently have to reject that one outright. I work at a very small company, and the ability to work and communicate with others is far more important than at a big company where you can give a person a desk in the corner and a pile of work without interacting with others.

Comment: Re:*sigh* (Score 3, Informative) 348

by nitehawk214 (#46804691) Attached to: Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

As someone that makes tech hiring decisions, I do value people with good English skills. (or is it well?...)

To be serious, though, while I value communication skills. I value engineering skills more. However, if someone failed English class, they probably lack the communication skills to get reach me in an interview.

Comment: Re:Nothing new here (Score 1) 225

by nitehawk214 (#46787681) Attached to: How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

That sounds like the exact same logic that places linux administrators in charge of phones.

I also find that a company careless to have all of their development and management staff with root in production is also careless enough to either have no security policy, or to not follow whatever security policy they do have. It isn't a matter of "if" they get owned, but "when".

Comment: Re:Works as Designed (Score 1) 796

Religion is involved all right... the religion of high school football. The parents elect the board and the board hires administrators that protect the holy football. Football jocks bully some geek, reactions range from slap-on-the-wrist to nobody-gives-a-shit. Administrator punishes football players, team misses the playoffs, and the board fires him.

Comment: Re:Same old, same old. (Score 1) 796

To this day I'll never understand the 'smart' people who can't understand a dynamic or that it takes two to tango.

So if I am going to start punching you in the face for no good reason, and if you fight back you deserve to get punished just as much as I do?

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