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Comment Re:"IT" is on its way out (Score -1) 272

I applied at a large recruiter in Orange County about a year ago. I got two immediate responses. In the first, for a Javascript job (19 years Javascript experience) I was subjected to no fewer than FIVE interviews and a technical test on the same day (the siege lasted for nearly four hours -- when I wasn't interviewing I was supposed to be getting acquainted with the recent high school graduates who were going to be my supervisors). I didn't get hired.

In the second, for an HTML/CSS job (21 years total experience), I got an offer. I went to the recruiter to fill out paperwork, signed an arbitration agreement (slick, huh?) and then was told by some 23-year-old sandal-wearing "account executive" the company had withdrawn the offer to re-evaluate.

Never again.

If you're having trouble finding people in Orange County, it's because the recruiting companies and the companies they hire for are frauds.

Comment Re:500K openings, 500K unemployable morons (Score -1) 348

> then companies like Google wouldn't feel motivated to put interviewees through these grueling, demoralizing, dehumanizing interviews

Google does that because they enjoy being in a position of total power over another human being. It has nothing to do with the job. They've also admitted it's useless and ineffective.

> Too bad they're completely unemployable.

Let's see how well things go when those millions of "unemployable" people realize there's no hope.

> Completely mind-numbing. But this company was successful at meeting predictable deadlines by employing thousands of relatively mindless IT graduates.

The company was also successful at hiding the utter incompetency of its management.

American employers and the people who run them make more money hiring someone who will pretend to do the job until the company goes out of business than they do hiring someone who will actually do the job and produce a better product and more business.

Fraud, lying and theft are much easier than working. It is all corrupt. Corrupt through and through. The American workplace is about hookers, drugs, porn, theft, embezzlement, securities fraud, government payoffs, bilking taxpayers and media manipulation.

Comment You Are Controlled (Score -1) 521

You no longer control the computer. It controls you.

Your data also belongs to GoogleAppleFacebookTwitter

Hope auto-save is worth it. I'll stick with Emacs. It makes backups automatically if I configure it to. It does versioning too. Automatic backups are a better feature.

Comment Butthurt (Score -1) 74

The only reason people are pissed off about Creative Cloud is because they can't pirate Photoshop any more.

Of course, those same people have no problem with Steam, even though it uses the same DRM.

Typical neckbeard hypocrites. Now mod it down you bunch of diaper wearing crybabies.

Comment Are they Grown-Ups? (Score -1) 274

If you are the adult, the question is not are you hip and irresponsible enough to fit in, but if they are grown-up enough to work with you.

This "pandering to the bros" shit is about half the reason most tech companies shit the bed. And if you're the only adult in the building, see if you can guess who gets to clean it up?

Make them pass the "I'm a big boy now" test or move on. In fact, find three other guys 35-45 and do your own start up. You'll probably stomp the shit out of them in six months.

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