Question to the advertisers: Where are you going to run your advertisements that has at least as many eyeballs as youtube? Let that sink in for a moment.
You have the choice between not advertising or advertising. You can be lucky Google cares enough to cater to you needs.
The one thing Cobol does well is formatted output. CSV is just a special formatted output.
I'd disagree with that. You can write HTML in any language that has a print statement just fine.
And most Cobol systems can output CSV or any other text based file format you want.
I agree that the salary excuse is a very poor one. Other than that, I am shocked by the tone of most of the responses here.
An employment contract is generally drafted to give the employer the necessary tools to manage the employee. It does not mean that everything written there should be the way the business is run day-to-day. Essentially, it's a two-sided deal, while it seems to me that most people here think that once you have signed an employment contract, you should accept being treated the worst way the contract technically allows and expect the employer to own your ass.
It does not need to be like that. I am sad that is the way it is in lower-paid jobs – people are not cattle and should not be treated like that. It almost seems as if many people here have had some kind of a traumatic experiences at work and now want everybody to be treated like that, in perpetuity.
I work in a company where the rule is, more or less, "make yourself useful to the company". Cannot think of what to do, or just have ran out of your productive energy? Why not play a game of pool on the employer-provided pool table. Everybody knows that you cannot be productive for eight hours a day. As long as the job gets done, the employer is satisfied.
Now, legally I know the employer could take all of that away. The company probably pretty much needs that power, since you cannot really draft "the atmosphere shall be relaxed" in the contract. However it knows very well it can only recruit the talent it needs because of these perks (and it has been able to recruit people who fit the culture shockingly well – we have more than 300 employees, and it still works very well). If it tried that, I can assure you the current talent would also leave the company very fast, and I'm sure it would be less productive, not more. Also, my employer couldn't care less about whose equipment I am using. Why should it? It's not like doing personal stuff causes the computers to wear out very fast.
It's all about total compensation. I know I could have a job that pays at least 10-20% more if I accepted a much less relaxed atmosphere and less perks. It's a whole spectrum, but I would not work long-term for an employer who treats their employees as cattle for pretty much any price. I have found that most employers are very satisfied at the performance they get from me and, as a result, do not whine. (Only once I had a Russian boss who did whine. I pulled some strings and got moved to a team whose boss was more than happy to have me.)
Having said that, I wouldn't run my own business from work. Hobby projects go in the same category with playing pool. As long as it won't distract from your duties, go ahead. There's a certain level of performance that the employer expects. If he has a problem with what I achieve, he can come and talk to me. If he is happy with what I achieve but is disturbed by me spending time on other things? I will tell him (truthfully) that I doubt I could achieve more long-term by pretending to be more hard-working, that this is how I work and that if he cannot tolerate that, then I'm also not happy to work in that company and offer to resign amicably, as companies tend to prefer that to firing people.
I had a similar experience recently, but with diabetes: three months ago blood glucose was 310-450, A1C 10.5. I've yet to do my second fasting test (playing phone tag with doctor's office) but according to my Accu-Chek Connect cloud service, I've been under 160 for two weeks and my A1C should be in the 5.5 range now.
Metformin and a paleo diet is what did it.
What a shock it will be next week when I finally get that 2nd blood test and go to see my insurance company's required diabetic support group for the first time.
You should be allowed to use unused clock cycles in your brain twice- but then your personal project *belongs to the company you are working for*, not to you, and they deserve a return on investment.
Not very, as one party rule means out of control taxes and spending.
The timer should be assumed to be technically intended to provide a yellow light warning for safety to get cars across the intersection. Thus 5 seconds is a bug, not a feature.
Yeah, all that scripting is what makes reality TV so unauthentic and boring. That's why I stick to entertainment where nobody knows what's going to happen. It all comes down to one wrestler's strength and skill vs another.
Yes she is. LGBT too as well. A heteronormative person can't work for the state of Oregon anymore.
Got to be a few out there, the tests have been around since 2009- but that raises the question, who took them before 2013 if you can't even take the test until you've worked under a PE in the same field for 4 years?
That's kind of like requiring 40 years of
What is worth doing is worth the trouble of asking somebody to do.