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Comment: Pub wants to (Score 0, Flamebait) 196

by geekoid (#47724753) Attached to: FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike

make it so only corporation dictate what yo can do, news at 11.

Pubs have become more and more ant citizen every year. The citizens wont municipal broadband? FUCK EM!

"that taxpayer-funded projects are barriers to future infrastructure investment."
That's been shown to be false over and over again. Why do these people get away with a provable false statement.
We have seen, over and over again tax-payer funded program create jobs, create infrastructure, and in some cases create entire tangential industries.

Comment: Re:Pick a different job. (Score 1) 445

by geekoid (#47723729) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

That's not correct at all.
Forming a group for you interest is the most constitutional thing you can do. Not allowing people to do that would be unconstitutional.

I wish idiots like you would stop saying everything they don't like is unconstitutional just because they don't like it. You're using tepa party logic and you should be ashamed.

Comment: Re:Pick a different job. (Score 2) 445

by geekoid (#47723649) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

My Dues, 30 a month.
I get 6 weeks vacation, great sick time, and fantastic benefits.
I make 6 figures.

I work 4 tens, any after hours work is billable, being on call is billable. If I give a profession opinion or fact I can't be fired is it happen to be contrary to what some VP wants. Yes, I was fired for explaining why something wasn't possible to a VP. With facts and number and even maths. Yes, I was polite. Hell, once I was reprimanded for putting people in the wrong order in a cc in an email when I worked in the financial sector.

Working 40 is the minority of programmers schedule.

"That's ignoring the risk of the union making it hard to get rid of the people who sincerely need to go,"
I seen people let go. There is a process here, and it's a reasonable one. Warning, write up, write up with correction plan, fired.
It prevents people for getting fired for political reasons, and it also lets people know when their performance has dropped.
As a side note, I got a warning for my performance dropping. Since I normally evaluated as high as possible for my work, this lead e to finding out I was suffering from depression.
I've seen people join the union and think it's like the urban myth of the union. They don't last long.

try again