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Never, but what I have experienced is that the job description turned out to be a lot more exciting than the actual job.
"We're moving to the cloud and microservices" while in reality management still thought the cloud to be insecure and the team knowing nothing about microservices.
"We're always looking to build software that's dynamic and maintainable" that team didn't even grasp the basics of OOP.
And of course the team that had 30 years of experience with Oracle, but was absolutely flabbergasted when I asked about profiling and told me that wasn't possible because why would anyone ever need that.
When I was working in the profession I came across this nonsense all the time.
I went on one interview, which required that I have OOP development experience. I told the young lady who was interviewing me that I was fluent in both C# and VB.NET, which I further explained were both OOP development languages.
She told me that I needed C++ to have OOP experience. Yet, the job description was calling for .NET development experience in either language.
Needless to say, I cut the interview short...
Sr. Software Engineer
Black Falcon Software, Inc.
I remember being asked for 5 years experience in BackBoneJs, AngularJs and EmberJS. Ng was still in beta at the time, and Ember was still in Alpha, BackBone was 3, and still on their initial release. When I pointed that out, the guy said I needed the experience regardless. This wasn't a recruiter. This was an actual hiring manager, who, I would say, had no clue about techonlogy or what he was asking me for.
THere was a 15 second moment of silence on my end, and I said, Ok, thanks for your time.
Out of nowhere I had to login on my phone again and now I no longer have small text and tightly packed posts.
It's now big enough my Nan could read it without her glasses.
It looks shite. Faarrrkkkking awful
"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