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762 clicks; posted to Business » on 27 Jan 2021 at 9:35 AM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-01-27 9:38:12 AM  
Doesn't matter. They just gather enough resumes to meet the requirement to get some H1B slave.
 
2021-01-27 9:49:01 AM  
Speaking of software, if you're going to claim that you know how to use something, look at the splash screen or Wikipedia and make sure that you're spelling it right, including any weird-ass capitalization:

It's "JavaScript," not "Javascript."
It's "Photoshop" not "PhotoShop."
 
2021-01-27 10:07:50 AM  
Depends on if the application also asks for a salary expectation. If you put in any value other than "exposure" your application is automatically rejected.
 
2021-01-27 10:39:39 AM  

Fabric_Man: Doesn't matter. They just gather enough resumes to meet the requirement to get some H1B slave.


I've met actual H1B slaves while I worked for a multinational. They were not direct employees of the company but hired "contractors". Their marching orders from their contract company was that they were to work all their waking hours and they did. The contractor also held their VISAs. Someone explain to me how that is legal.

One guy was employed by the contractor in India for $5 an hour. The catch was that he had to train in Foster City, California for 2 months at that exact same rate. Last time I saw him, his "training" had been extended for 4 more months.

I met some really great, wonderful people who were here on H1B's and watched as they were exploited every single day.
 
2021-01-27 2:32:14 PM  
You should never send a PDF anywhere except to a printer.
 
2021-01-27 2:59:13 PM  

thrasherrr: You should never send a PDF anywhere except to a printer.


Whyfor?
 
2021-01-27 3:30:45 PM  

Famishus: thrasherrr: You should never send a PDF anywhere except to a printer.

Whyfor?


Printing is the sole intended purpose of PDF. As a result, PDF is lousy at anything else.
 
2021-01-27 3:54:54 PM  

thrasherrr: Famishus: thrasherrr: You should never send a PDF anywhere except to a printer.

Whyfor?

Printing is the sole intended purpose of PDF. As a result, PDF is lousy at anything else.


Bullshiat.

A PDF is a portable document format, nothing more. It is perfectly fine to use a PDF as a file that you send out to others.
 
2021-01-27 4:26:59 PM  

thrasherrr: Famishus: thrasherrr: You should never send a PDF anywhere except to a printer.

Whyfor?

Printing is the sole intended purpose of PDF. As a result, PDF is lousy at anything else.


We must have different definitions of "lousy." I use PDFs almost exclusively with my clients (both for project completion and invoicing), and have never had one go wonky. It may be a YMMV thing. *shrug*

Thanks for answering, though. :)
 
2021-01-27 5:32:26 PM  
I'm thinking of putting a resume together for the first time in almost 15 years. This should be fun.
 
2021-01-27 5:48:33 PM  

morg: I'm thinking of putting a resume together for the first time in almost 15 years. This should be fun.


Whenever I do something of note, I update my resume. That way when it comes time to job hunt, I don't have to try to remember everything that happened at my last job. Also, some jobs want you to have an updated resume to include in proposals.
 
2021-01-27 10:35:55 PM  

Mikey1969: thrasherrr: Famishus: thrasherrr: You should never send a PDF anywhere except to a printer.

Whyfor?

Printing is the sole intended purpose of PDF. As a result, PDF is lousy at anything else.

Bullshiat.

A PDF is a portable document format, nothing more. It is perfectly fine to use a PDF as a file that you send out to others.


If PDF were portable, it would be easy to edit and change with free tools.

If PDF were portable, cut and paste would work universally.

If PDF were portable, it would render quickly and efficiently instead of slowly and clunkily..

It is NOT fine that people accept such a shiat format when a hundred other superior formats exist.

It is NOT fine that people send me documents with which I can do nothing well except print.

/PDF is just about the worst document format you can use for not saving something to print
//I will fight PDF until either I die or PDF becomes good
///PDF won't become good because the core technology--PostScript--is ill suited for anything but printing
 
2021-01-28 10:46:00 AM  
Yes, PDF is horrible and everyone at Adobe should be taken out to the woodshed. Naughty naughty.

Now, what should we use instead? It needs to be viewable on almost any device; render exactly the same no matter who's viewing it; be completely self-contained with all fonts, graphics, and color spaces embedded; optionally include accessibility metadata; allow simple forms and the capability to save entered data locally; and do all of this with ZERO technical knowledge from the user.

/Am I forgetting anything?
//HTML5 is almost there
 
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