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Comment IT Labor Market (Score 1) 202

After working as a developer for 20 years, the company I had worked for "shifted focus" on new endeavors, so I had to find a new job. Most all jobs posted today are through some contracting company. I ended up having to "prove my value" for about 8 months until they hired me. As a contractor, I made about the same money, minus benefits, and paid time off, and no 401k. Very risky for a person to go through this, even if they are good at what they do. In the end it all worked out... but honestly... they should have just given me a job with benefits and PTOs. The labor market for IT is just brutal.

Comment Gamechanger (Score 1) 168

This is great news for Nintendo. The marriage of Pokémon to Virtual Reality is a good one which makes this 'work'. They always had VR card games which came with the DS.... but to put this on cell phones which everyone has and combine it with GPS with Pokémon. While VR games and GPS has come before it, undoubtedly, like it or not, this ushers in a new style of gameplay, with lots of possibilities.

Comment Re:Is there anyone left on /. (Score 1) 420

I think it hurts a lot of people in technology. I have come to expect the people in the camp who say, maybe you should be a better worker, a better developer, etc etc. After 20 years in this industry, I can honestly say that is not true. However, there is clearly a fight with the business folks, who protect this practice in this country. They know who they are.

Comment Re:Free and Fair Trade = More Jobs (Score 0) 420

Nice Troll Nerd Boy. The only people this helps, are the American fat cats 'leading' these companies. Your comparison to chicken farming and low cost manufacturing labor is insulting to say the least. Eventually, this will kill the American economy, so please tell your children about that!

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