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(Information Management)   Tech hiring now accounts for 10% of all U.S. job growth. The other 90% still comes from pizza delivery, lawn service, convenience stores   (information-management.com ) divider line 8
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2013-07-10 09:53:41 AM  
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Good maybe employers are finally realizing that you don't need to be an expert in 27 different technologies to be an entry level code monkey. Or when hiring for a senior position if you really want the person you are hiring to be an expert in 27 different technologies 60K a year is not going to get them to sign on.

Since 2008 I've gone on at least 30 different job interviews, but not accepted one offer. All I can say is corporate management all apparently decided that they could beat down wages and went full retarded on trying to hire people who are actually skilled. Why would I leave my current position for one that pays 1/2 with out benefits? Yeah that was the worst offer I've had, but not one offer in the last five years has even equaled my current pay. Only reason I'm currently looking is because I'm bored.
2013-07-10 10:23:42 AM  
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Slaves2Darkness: Since 2008 I've gone on at least 30 different job interviews, but not accepted one offer. All I can say is corporate management all apparently decided that they could beat down wages and went full retarded on trying to hire people who are actually skilled


I feel ya, man. I had a brief exchange with one HR goon about my not being a programmer when I was interviewing for a system and storage admin job.

Now, it's bad enough that they wanted system AND storage admin, but they assured me the storage admin portion was fairly modest because a lot of the grunt work was actually handled on a contract basis by the vendor, but then they asked if could code. I said, well, I can script in Powershell and I have some limited Perl ability for doing system admin tasks on Linux and they asked if I knew PHP. I said no. They asked if I'd be willing to learn it and I asked why.

Turns out they were down a programmer and having a hard time filling the position, so they wanted someone to come in and take over system, storage AND do programming work "as needed".

I asked if I'd get two paychecks and that pretty much ended that conversation.

You want me to do five jobs? Fine.

I'll expect five salaries though.
/ if you want to balance out your salary expenses to pay me, try firing HR since nobody who ever worked in HR ever once did a single useful bit of work that couldn't have have been accomplished just as well by a less useless employee
2013-07-10 09:32:46 AM  
2 votes:
We continue to be the world leaders in music, movies, microcode, and high-speed pizza delivery.
2013-07-10 09:23:46 AM  
2 votes:
How many of those jobs are full-time with benefits?
2013-07-10 12:53:42 PM  
1 vote:

hej: If the programming they wanted you to learn was Java, .NET, or to a lesser extent even Python or C, then it sounds like you passed on a good opportunity to branch off into a field with much higher demand.


I have no interest in programming, but I especially have no interest in doing half-assed programming for nothing while I also try to do what is theoretically my actual job.

There is absolutely no way I'm doing three different jobs for one paycheck. That's not opportunity, it's just stupidity.
2013-07-10 11:49:54 AM  
1 vote:
Tech hiring now accounts for 10% of all U.S. job growth

Or about 3% when you subtract out all the H1-B visas.
2013-07-10 11:31:11 AM  
1 vote:

MugzyBrown: I'm sure increased regulatory pressures on employers have nothing to do with this.


You'd be right. Happens to even the worst of trolls and morons every once in a while.

Employers have a freer hand than they've had in decades, but still aren't content without further eroding workplace protections that are even older, all in the name of profit, shareholders, and cutting costs. There's been a paradigm shift in the employer/employee relationship that has nothing to do with government regulation.
2013-07-10 09:38:19 AM  
1 vote:
Situation:  Why do you want a tech job?  To make good money.  Why do you want to make good money?  Because you think you need it to meet women.

Problem:  Now that you have a tech job, you never meet women.

Solution:  You should have become a bartender.
 
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