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Comment Re:Lack of standards. (Score 1) 362

Incompetent is the key word. Ever try to sell footwear on eBay UK? Their 'Item Specifics' dropdowns insist that everything is a boot. Sometimes they don't allow you to choose the condition. Scheduled start times are pushed forward by fifteen minutes if you revise your listing. And their JavaScript for all of these wonderful bugs/features is just a mess. I wonder if they bought their coder second-hand on eBay for 99p?

Comment Re:Always the same story (Score 1) 362

I've seen nothing but the opposite. I work for a large eBay seller and we've never had PayPal/eBay settle a case in our favour. Not one. Out of thousands of buyers complaining about items where they clearly haven't read the description, the dispatch time, mention of any faults, etc., not a single case has been decided in our favour. On eBay, the buyer is always right, and to Hell with the seller's fairly-earned money.

Comment Re:outsourcing and unemployment (Score 1) 1144

I notice a similar trend with people who have Computer Science or similar university degrees. Typically, there tends to be a large section on their CV/resumé that details their one programming project. And they're so proud of it. Now, I'm not university educated, so please ignore my obvious resentment towards some of these folks, but I've had applicants boast of being able to write a a simple appointment system (PHP/SQL) for a service (say, a barber shop) in just three months! Now, to me, that should take thirty minutes to code, three hours to debug and perhaps three days to smarten up in HTML form (why do people think that 'I can write code' means 'I am a graphic designer'?). It just seems that universities aren't churning out programmers with any worth anymore. Wasn't there a time when having a degree meant you were good at something other than filling out a student loan form?

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