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Comment Re:What an idiot (Score 1) 224

Allowing one person to have the power to cripple your organization is a recipe for disaster.

In every article I've read that's exactly what happened with this organization. They fired everyone for refusing to locate to Indianapolis.

He was the last one standing and they fired him then Administration tried to play IT and log into their old accounts and got themselves locked out.

At my job the second I'm no longer employed your IT problems become not my problem.

Comment Re:Not sure what to think.... (Score 1) 768

I'm curious about this - do you grab people's junk before using a gendered pronoun with them, or just ask? It seems really awkward.

Follow-up question - if you're not having sex with them, why do you care about what they have between their legs? It seems a bit weird to me to put that much emphasis on someone else's genitals, but hey, whatever floats your boat!

Comment Re:What an idiot (Score 1) 224

Has it ever crossed your mind what would happen if you got hit by a bus? It sounds like the school didn't have proper succession protocols in place.

They fired the admin. From that moment forward he wasn't in charge of doing anything for them. If they needed access to something they should have thought of that before hand.

Comment Re:WTF (Score 1) 81

I wonder how well NBC's books are actually doing.

The Olympics have turned out to be a bad investment for NBC. They paid 12 Billion. But: “We wake up someday and the ratings are down 20 percent,” the chief executive officer of NBCUniversal said at a conference. “If that happens, my prediction would be that millennials had been in a Facebook bubble or a Snapchat bubble and the Olympics have come, and they didn’t know it.” They're blaming it on everything but the fact that some people want to watch sports and not fluff pieces and Chevy Ads.

Comment Re:Because everyone needs to be able to code... (Score 1) 196

Labor vs Trade union.

IT should be a Trade union. You should be picking up 15 year olds and giving them apprenticeships along with half day education. It's how Germany is doing almost all of their skilled trades and they're not having near the number of issues that we are with this sort of thing.

Comment Re:Because everyone needs to be able to code... (Score 1) 196

I always wonder why our industry doesn't require people

Because you refuse to unionize.

If you want to have a certain level of quality and not get walked over by employers it's a way to do it.

That's how you determine the difference between a guy that is qualified to do electrical work on your house and some guy that thinks screws are nails.

Comment Re:Who teaches the teachers? (Score 3, Interesting) 196

I wish my local librarian understood this. I wanted to donate $200 in Arduino stuff to the Library and she kept on bothering me about how would I come and train the kids on it. Could I have classes etc.

I was the 14 year old kid that lived at the library (Only place with Internet in my county). You don't need to teach them anything other than point them in the direction of reading material.

Comment Re:500,000 job openings (Score 0) 196

FORTRAN runs the engineering world. Even Python+Numpy is just a pretty wrapper on FORTRAN subroutines.

A lot of high end simulation tools are written in FORTRAN and to adapt them to new simulations they need people that know FORTRAN and know it well.

COBOL is the same in finance..

Unless engineering or finance stops they are modern.

Every 'coder' that can mash a keyboard can put node.js and Python on their resume.

Comment Re: 500,000 job openings (Score 0) 196

What people complain about is they can't find a job within a certain radius from their house, which happens.

It's not just the older crowd there. "Why can't I find a 70k engineering job in the middle of Chicago?" Well. Because Chicago isn't a haven for engineering. Cat, Deere, Cummins, etc are all doing their engineering out in places where there is a lot of cheap land for them to build facilities on.

You get kids fresh out of college wondering why they can't find a job within a biking commute from San Fran on Seattle when there are thousands of unfilled jobs in the states they make fun of as 'flyover country'.

Comment Re:500,000 job openings (Score 0) 196

Have you considered that you don't have modern, relevant job skills?

How in demand are drafters? A drafter will tell you they're 'highly skilled' and it's because of their age that they can't get hired when that's not the case. We taught CAD to engineers a long time ago.

Listening to Slashdotters 'gui programming' is laughable, stupid, and will never work. Yet there are Simulink jobs everywhere across the US.

Just scanning Indeed.

3000+ FORTRAN Jobs:

3000+ COBOL jobs:

3000+ Simulink jobs:

~1000 Lua jobs:

Most of those are 60k+ and quite a few 95k+. So I'm at a loss as to how there can be so many open jobs and so many people claiming they can't find any jobs. Somewhere there is a disconnect and I'm going to guess it's that people don't have relevant job skills.

Comment Re:FUCK YOU from an Operator (Score 0, Troll) 196

It's hard enough to find a punch card operator job as it is, with companies far and wide buying auto feeders. Teaching every CS student how to type their code into a terminal instead of a punch card isn't going to help matters any.

It's hard enough to find a telephone operator job as it is, with companies far and wide moving to automated switchboards. Teaching every person how to dial a phone number instead of relying on the switchboard isn't going to help matters any.

It's hard enough to find a driving job as it is, with companies teaching everyone including WOMEN how to drive. Teaching every person how to drive a car for themselves instead of hiring a livery driver isn't going to help matters any.

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