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2022-06-30 7:16:34 AM  
Stoopid free market...
 
2022-06-30 7:30:38 AM  
If you want to hire right wing staffers, just tell them there will be grift.
 
2022-06-30 7:36:19 AM  
What a surprise! You can't find competent workers in a field where things have to be done certain ways, or they just won't work. Oppositional defiance doesn't work against RFC. I suspect that their platform is wildly unstable, wildly inefficient, and full of security vulnerabilities.
 
2022-06-30 7:54:50 AM  
Reminds me of the 80s.  I worked as a Tech Writer.   Had a new female tech writer join us.  Where did she work before?  Tobacco Industry.   Ah, interesting...  She was one of those writers who cherry-picked scientific "flaws" and exploited them to write articles, letters, etc on how Smoking Does Not Cause Cancer.  Asked what it paid.  $50K a year.  (I was making $25K in a good job.)  Why did she quit?  "Because after a while it was killing my soul."
 
2022-06-30 8:36:44 AM  
they should offer to pay for out of state medical procedures.
 
2022-06-30 8:37:16 AM  
Lost his juice with the Russian hackers?
 
2022-06-30 8:40:07 AM  
Aren't there lots of RW techies?
Seems like there have been lots of stories about employees crying about stupid woke Google and other tech companies
 
2022-06-30 8:43:06 AM  

spongeboob: Aren't there lots of RW techies?
Seems like there have been lots of stories about employees crying about stupid woke Google and other tech companies


I suspect the second item is the real sticking point.
 
2022-06-30 8:43:20 AM  
I have a simple rule:

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I don't take jobs with companies, or people, that have a reputation for nonpayment.
 
2022-06-30 8:44:14 AM  
Since when has ability to do the job had anything to do with it?
 
2022-06-30 8:45:12 AM  

spongeboob: Aren't there lots of RW techies?
Seems like there have been lots of stories about employees crying about stupid woke Google and other tech companies


Honestly, not really.  I work in information security (identity and access architect), over the past decade, I've rarely come across anyone right leaning.  The couple that I have bumped into were usually underperforming in the space.  I've worked for multiple leaders in this space as well that were very religious christian folk, all of them had pride flags up at some point, and the ones I've worked for in the last 6 years were 100% anti-Trump.
I get that my experience is obviously anecdotal, but if you are a company looking for information security professionals that are fascists, you're going to find slim pickings, at least in my area's hiring pool.
 
2022-06-30 8:45:44 AM  
I hear that Facebook is a wretched hive of scum and villainy.  Hey, and the source code would be very familiar to them as well!
 
2022-06-30 8:47:00 AM  

spongeboob: Aren't there lots of RW techies?
Seems like there have been lots of stories about employees crying about stupid woke Google and other tech companies


I'm sure there are a lot. But at they any good? My guess is no. That's why they have so much time to post on boards about how shiatty their job is.
 
2022-06-30 8:47:02 AM  
LMAO

TMTG: Your article is inaccurate and full of falsehoods.
Reuters: Which parts?
TMTG: ::smokebomb::
 
2022-06-30 8:47:36 AM  

inglixthemad: I have a simple rule:

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I don't take jobs with companies, or people, that have a reputation for nonpayment.


This. Plus, there is a lot about that company that doesn't pass the sniff test. The CEO is a guy with an Agriculture degree and no previous experience in Internet Services. The main investor is a real estate guy with no previous tech experience. These guys think they can go toe to toe with guys like Bezos, Zuckerberg and Page? Fuggedaboudit!
 
2022-06-30 8:49:28 AM  
I know at some point I'm going to see "Cyber Ninjas" on a resume.
 
2022-06-30 8:49:51 AM  
I suspect we'll see more of this as things go forward, companies openly going "we're only taking people on who fit with the 'company culture'", that culture being money vacuum fascism.

Like there's probably plenty doing that already, but it's hiring managers picking people they agree with over more qualified candidates, and trying to push out normal people, where in the future it could instead be "Hey was Trump robbed in 2020?", with an instant rejection if the answer was no as an open stated company policy.
 
2022-06-30 8:50:08 AM  
I'd rather work for Elon Musk. I love horses.
 
2022-06-30 8:53:00 AM  

KarmicDisaster: If you want to hire right wing staffers, just tell them there will be grift.


They want right wing workers because the dumb asses hate unions and will work "off the clock" to save the company money.

And they don't expect to get paid by con men.
 
2022-06-30 8:53:33 AM  

Phil McKraken: I'd rather work for Elon Musk. I love horses.


You said a mouthful
 
2022-06-30 8:55:17 AM  
Interviewer, ca 2025: "Can you explain this yearlong gap on your resume? Says you were running DevOps at Initrode before the break, then ran the QA side of Initech. Can you tell me what were you doing during that year?"

Person who worked at Truth Social for that year: "I was in jail. San Quentin."

Interviewer: "Hey, at least it's better than working at Truth Social, amirite?"
 
2022-06-30 8:55:50 AM  
Don't listen to the naysayers, everything is going totally swimmingly down here at Truth Social.
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/I hope Nunes is absolutely miserable with his career choice into a grapefruitless oblivion
 
2022-06-30 8:56:26 AM  
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Not to mention.....
 
2022-06-30 8:58:43 AM  

spongeboob: Aren't there lots of RW techies?
Seems like there have been lots of stories about employees crying about stupid woke Google and other tech companies


You're forgetting that the people I  charge aren't just fascists, they're cheap.
 
2022-06-30 8:59:00 AM  

claytonemery: Reminds me of the 80s.  I worked as a Tech Writer.   Had a new female tech writer join us.  Where did she work before?  Tobacco Industry.   Ah, interesting...  She was one of those writers who cherry-picked scientific "flaws" and exploited them to write articles, letters, etc on how Smoking Does Not Cause Cancer.  Asked what it paid.  $50K a year.  (I was making $25K in a good job.)  Why did she quit?  "Because after a while it was killing my soul."


The difference here is there is no way Trump was paying market value. The article makes it about politics but there's no shortage of libertarian tech-bros out there who don't care who they work for if the money is right.

In fact I have a hard time believing he was hiring US based devs at all. It's a lot easier to stiff some offshore firm bringing in people from Southeast Asia.

/ hiring manager
// definitely would never hire someone who worked for Trump
 
2022-06-30 8:59:30 AM  
Beware of any "hacks" that occur at Truth Social, it's a ruse to kick-off a crackdown on internet speech in the courts.
 
2022-06-30 9:00:16 AM  

cfreak: claytonemery: Reminds me of the 80s.  I worked as a Tech Writer.   Had a new female tech writer join us.  Where did she work before?  Tobacco Industry.   Ah, interesting...  She was one of those writers who cherry-picked scientific "flaws" and exploited them to write articles, letters, etc on how Smoking Does Not Cause Cancer.  Asked what it paid.  $50K a year.  (I was making $25K in a good job.)  Why did she quit?  "Because after a while it was killing my soul."

The difference here is there is no way Trump was paying market value. The article makes it about politics but there's no shortage of libertarian tech-bros out there who don't care who they work for if the money is right.

In fact I have a hard time believing he was hiring US based devs at all. It's a lot easier to stiff some offshore firm bringing in people from Southeast Asia.

/ hiring manager
// definitely would never hire someone who worked for Trump


Maybe North Korea admins the site?
 
2022-06-30 9:03:54 AM  
Wait... there weren't enough conservative devs? In a progressive field where most are college educated? Shocking!
 
2022-06-30 9:05:39 AM  
Let's be honest, usually the road to ideological extremism starts with someone who is unwilling to admit their own failures and instead has to grasp onto their own limitations and problems as being the fault of some 'other.'

It doesn't exactly go hand-in-hand with competency in any robust skill set.
 
2022-06-30 9:09:09 AM  

Ragin' Asian: Lost his juice with the Russian hackers?


They expect to be paid, and not just in grift and stolen identities.
 
2022-06-30 9:12:09 AM  
Does anyone know if Truth has their own servers? Or do they run on AWS, Azure, or GCP?
 
2022-06-30 9:12:39 AM  
If I discover an applicant is maga or extremely conservative the resume goes in to the circular file.

It indicates faulty thinking and bad decision making.

Both for being maga and for making it so obvious I know before they are hired.
 
2022-06-30 9:13:57 AM  

Gestalt: Let's be honest, usually the road to ideological extremism starts with someone who is unwilling to admit their own failures and instead has to grasp onto their own limitations and problems as being the fault of some 'other.'

It doesn't exactly go hand-in-hand with competency in any robust skill set.


This.

At this point any maga type have admitted they are information proof and will never admit mistakes and fix them.

PASS
 
2022-06-30 9:14:03 AM  
Every right wing* tech worker I have ever known has been terrible.   Tech don't care what you believe.  Tech cares about farkin' facts.   They hide their mistakes.  They generally don't test any theory they come up with.   They jump to conclusions about outages and declare the problem solved.   If you want to see comical Root Cause Analysis, let the Trumper do it.

* As defined by "I'm gonna tell you about my politics in the office, and that's all I'm gonna talk about..."
 
2022-06-30 9:18:12 AM  
I'm guessing they are paying 33% below market value and when they couldn't find anyone they loudly opined "No one wants to work anymore!!"
 
2022-06-30 9:21:23 AM  
I'm sure the HR department was stupid enough to put the right-wing ideology requirement down on paper, in emails and memos, and even added it to the employee manual.  That's the kind of thorough stupidity you can expect from Trooth Sochul.

It would be nice to have a copy of that memo, though.  The Department of Labor collects them.
 
2022-06-30 9:22:13 AM  
I had a recruiter that I was working with submit my resume to Parler without my consent. I told them to withdraw me from all positions they'd sent my resume for and remove me from their system.

The same dicknuts submitted my resume for Truth well after I had stopped looking for a job. Had my lawyer send them a C&D and got back more profuse apologies.

/ Apparently being a 40-something white dude with time in the south and flyover country on my resume means I'm a conderpative...
 
2022-06-30 9:22:22 AM  
We're being silenced because people refuse to work for us!
 
2022-06-30 9:25:12 AM  

neongoats: I'm guessing they are paying 33% below market value and when they couldn't find anyone they loudly opined "No one wants to work anymore!!"


Then there's the non-disclosure agreement, swearing fealty to Trump, and tithing 10% of their salary to Trump PAC, or whatever his slush fund is called these days.
 
2022-06-30 9:28:10 AM  

brokenbiscuits: I had a recruiter that I was working with submit my resume to Parler without my consent. I told them to withdraw me from all positions they'd sent my resume for and remove me from their system.

The same dicknuts submitted my resume for Truth well after I had stopped looking for a job. Had my lawyer send them a C&D and got back more profuse apologies.

/ Apparently being a 40-something white dude with time in the south and flyover country on my resume means I'm a conderpative...


I get right wing mailings all the time, and I have absolutely no idea how they figured I'd be interested, other than demographics.   On paper (white, male, grew up in derpcountry, keep my hair like my socks, etc...) I'm as derpy as they get.    On the other hand, I've been called "radical" by democrats for taking positions on the GOP (stop negotiating with terrorists, the GOP is a terrorist organization) that the third way assholes found.... uncomfortable.   For easily the last 20 years.

It might be why I sympathize with Saw Gerrera so much.
 
2022-06-30 9:28:27 AM  

inglixthemad: I have a simple rule:

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I don't take jobs with companies, or people, that have a reputation for nonpayment.


Mine is only marginally less so. I don't give a fark about reputation and I have learned some lessons the hard way. Half up front. I mean the moment we agree: half. Up front. Nonrefundable in any event. Just like in the giant-project construction industry, from which I stole this payment technique. 

Half up front will weed out a lot of your problems. Make it nonrefundable - you might need some rep of your own to get away with this - and almost all the rest will disappear too.

A quarter the moment we begin. That 25% is in fact necessary to commence. You want us to start setting up? We work quickly so you'd best have 75% of the agreed fees. That twenty-five is sometimes nonrefundable, too. Depends how irritating the people from 'brand' are more than anything. 

Halfway through the thing or at some other mutually agreed point, 12.5% is due.  You want us to keep working? Cool. Pay up.

The remaining 12.5% might tempt the exceedingly dumb. It actually did, once, and I can still hardly believe it. We tell bawdy lunchtime jokes about those idiots (from a brand with a name you surely know), even all this time later. Because without the final, deliverable product, you've been paying camera and lighting people and assistants and producers who know about things like insurance and permits and all the helpful shiat I tend to forget ignore in the rush to activate the shutter. You've been paying a genius production designer and her whole crew of stoned-to-the-gills artistic reprobates. And you've been paying my not-inconsiderable fees all along. But if you don't pay the last installment ... you have got nothing. Read the contract next time if you don't like it. 

Reputation? In a business that began with and to this very day practices the arts of bandits on the lam from the Motion Picture Patents Company? Hahahahahaha thanks but no thanks. Half up front.
 
2022-06-30 9:31:28 AM  

berylman: Don't listen to the naysayers, everything is going totally swimmingly down here at Truth Social.
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/I hope Nunes is absolutely miserable with his career choice into a grapefruitless oblivion


JFC, is he on the Trump diet?
 
2022-06-30 9:31:43 AM  

spongeboob: Aren't there lots of RW techies?
Seems like there have been lots of stories about employees crying about stupid woke Google and other tech companies


Considering the average educational requirement for tech work (bachelor's or better), the location of most tech (big cities, mostly coastal), and the average age of folks in the tech industry (younger) it should come as no surprise they're struggling to find appropriate hires.

Combine that with an overall hot job market for job seekers and I'm surprised they found anyone at all, I can't imagine Donny "Doesn't Pay" Trump is offering a co mpetitve wage.

As far as the anti-woke complainers, this is probably just a case of the loudest voice in the room.
 
2022-06-30 9:37:51 AM  

brokenbiscuits: I had a recruiter that I was working with submit my resume to Parler without my consent. I told them to withdraw me from all positions they'd sent my resume for and remove me from their system.

The same dicknuts submitted my resume for Truth well after I had stopped looking for a job. Had my lawyer send them a C&D and got back more profuse apologies.

/ Apparently being a 40-something white dude with time in the south and flyover country on my resume means I'm a conderpative...


Oooh, CSB time!

Got a call from a blogging outfit in Texas - I guess they had seen some of my work for Examiner.com (RIP), although I have no idea what part of "Mitch McConnell is the worst thing that ever happened in America" (not an actual column I wrote) they thought fit their message.

Anyway, we get to talking (mostly him), he asks me a few specifics (how long I've been writing, etc), and then launches into The Mission: a pro-2A, conservative, anti-tax (blah blah blahfarkinblah) blog needs warm bodies to catapult the propaganda.

I wish I'd said something more sharp than "I don't think that'd be a good fit, for either of us - I'm a dyed-in-the-wool liberal".

// editor's note: I only got more liberalier as time went on
// although part of me wonders what would have happened if I'd tried to work from within - I did entertain the idea, but the money wasn't NEARLY worth it to try
// ended up working for the Feds instead (lol)
 
2022-06-30 9:42:19 AM  

spongeboob: Aren't there lots of RW techies?


Most that I know will identify as Libertarian.

The big issue is that after decades of Tech growth and starts-ups nearly every trick that Trump and cohorts know from their days in real estate and construction would be old hat to what we've had to put up with.

We're done with it, and we're done with not being compensated correctly and on time for the work we do.

If you're a Tech worker there's nothing that says "I'm probably not going to get paid for this and I'm going to have to put in a ton of time" quite like a venture under Trump's name.

Especially now that he's post-Presidency and we're seeing those who worked for him struggle to find their next gig.  Tech work IS essentially next gig after next gig.

Why would you hobble your future hiring potential and not be compensated for it by working for Trump?
 
2022-06-30 9:44:33 AM  

claytonemery: Reminds me of the 80s.  I worked as a Tech Writer.   Had a new female tech writer join us.  Where did she work before?  Tobacco Industry.   Ah, interesting...  She was one of those writers who cherry-picked scientific "flaws" and exploited them to write articles, letters, etc on how Smoking Does Not Cause Cancer.  Asked what it paid.  $50K a year.  (I was making $25K in a good job.)  Why did she quit?  "Because after a while it was killing my soul."


I was once offered a job in a biological testing lab to euthanize cats and dogs all day, all week, all month, all year

And that's when I went into porn
 
2022-06-30 9:44:46 AM  
One person who was approached by TMTG told Reuters not only did they object to Trump's politics, but they were also put off by his previous failed business ventures.

Would have loved to have been the fly on the wall for that conversation.
 
2022-06-30 9:45:57 AM  

My Klezmer Metal Cover Band: Half up front will weed out a lot of your problems. Make it nonrefundable - you might need some rep of your own to get away with this - and almost all the rest will disappear too.


The problem being that clients with a reputation for non-payment usually are very litigious. That means you'll be lucky if you get to keep that money unscathed.

Personally speaking it's just better to say,

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Let them find a different sucker... I've got other clients.
 
2022-06-30 9:50:23 AM  
mgmt: Are you going to update the server?

I already did.

mgmt: It's the same version it was before!

Fake news.
 
2022-06-30 9:54:23 AM  

born_yesterday: claytonemery: Reminds me of the 80s.  I worked as a Tech Writer.   Had a new female tech writer join us.  Where did she work before?  Tobacco Industry.   Ah, interesting...  She was one of those writers who cherry-picked scientific "flaws" and exploited them to write articles, letters, etc on how Smoking Does Not Cause Cancer.  Asked what it paid.  $50K a year.  (I was making $25K in a good job.)  Why did she quit?  "Because after a while it was killing my soul."

I was once offered a job in a biological testing lab to euthanize cats and dogs all day, all week, all month, all year

And that's when I went into porn


So you opted to just kill kittens?
 
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