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Arrogance can be delicious, especially if it's the truth.
Yes! I was asked during a therapy session if I really wanted to risk going back to work after having a stroke. I said Of Course, I enjoy my work.
The therapist asked what if you're only able to work at 75% capacity?
I said, 75% of me is better than 100% of my competition.
She asked don't you think that seems arrogant? I replied It's not arrogant if it's true! She relented and I had paying work that afternoon since a client had put a project on hold waiting for me.
CQ de W5ALT
Walt Fair, Jr., P. E. Comport Computing Specializing in Technical Engineering Software
I get the feeling that the person answering the emails is of Indian descent (Based on the syntax structure of the writing) so the answers are short and blunt with no meaning, just a stuborn refusal to listen.
They keep pushig and pushing, must have CV or we don't proceed, as I've pointed out to them, I've not written a CV for over 10 years, my employer for the last 7 has been my own limited company.
But nope, Must Have CV in Microsoft Word Format, nothing else is acceptable.
My Linked-in profile, is my CV these days.
So I printed my Li-Profile to a PDF, then saved that PDF as a Word doc, sent that... reply: this is not a CV, this is linked-in, must have CV.
So I'm about to turn round and tell them a) get lost & B) you'll not find a technology trainer, at such short notice (Needed in 10 days time) that has relevent teaching experience, and lives so close to the client...
The other one I really love is the "let's make a really, really long list of every tech the recruitment twat has ever heard of" game:
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain
I have all of that - except the Apple stuff, I don't do Apple stuff for religious reasons.
Taking the last three items for example:
- I have had experience of several X-rays over many decades, both analog and digital.
- I have had more than 20 years experience of Yankee, several versions (I moved to the US back in the last Millenium!)
- I have had more than 20 years experience of Zulu - it is one of my favourite films!
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
An old client of mine had CVs through from an agency stating they had people with 5 years experience in the project they had just started, which was a brand new venture.
So what you're saying is that both you and your client don't have time machines.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
Most of that comes from those useless Recruitment Firms (some even call themselves Head Hunters when all they are doing is feeding CV's into auto-scanners.)
Not just IT, 95% (no joke) of the consultants know nothing about the position they are trying to fill for their clients, (and BTW: 80% don't even understand the damn clients business...)
Randstart, Kelly, Robert Harris, Addeco, Acccenter, KPMG, Pricewaterhorse:" all fukin useless
they look at the covers of the magzines sent to them, headline article: "ms announces .Net Core 3 Preview 1"
OK, so for this job requirements are:
#1 10 years experience in .Net-Core with at least 5 years in .Net Core.3," (client said .Net) ... what else did the client say, oh yeah:
#2 5 years Java
umm what was that other one, some web thing, ahh, generalise that one
#3 10 years experience in Web Application Deployment
#4 ITIL, PHP, MS WINDOWS 10 CERTIFIED, MS SERVER EXPERIENCE, LINUX, C#, C++, VB, CITRIX, CISCO, SAMSUNG, LTE, ETL, ETD, JIT, LL.... would be an advantage
Those recruitment companies have spoiled the market,
problem is large companies are too lazy to care, easier to just keep rolling over staff till at least a few good ones stick - yeah there will be a shitload of useless (except at writing resume) hanger-oners, but give them 5 years they'll either leave or if luckly actually gain a little [OTJ] skill.
Those recruitment companies have spoiled the market
I've ranted so much about this over the years. And it's only getting worse. If the requirements are arbitrary and/or impossible, the requirements don't mean anything. I've seen postings where you'd think they were hiring you to recreate the whole of modern computing judging by the requirements. "Fake it 'til you make it" shouldn't be a job requirement.
yeah there will be a shitload of useless (except at writing resume) hanger-oners, but give them 5 years they'll either leave or if luckly actually gain a little [OTJ] skill.
(credit to a classmate for mentioning this intern experience)
And then you run into a senior developer with a fileLoad function that takes minutes to load because they read the file byte-by-byte into a byte array they resize by a single byte every loop then convert that into a character array in the same fashion - resizing by a single character every loop.
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