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Don't Hire That Developer!

Aug 11, 2010, 19:04 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Spiegel)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

""If I were in management, I'd never hire another software developer."

"Pretty strong statement, I thought. Having just landed a fine software job in a lousy economy, I was pretty stoked about my new job and was attempting to share my good fortune with my friend Sam over a few drinks.

"Sam had similar software skills to mine, but he had a different take on my new found opportunity.

""Man, I don't see any job as an opportunity. I see no point in taking a J-O-B, unless it's a contracting 'job' where I'm working for myself," Sam said. "In the world of technology we live in, almost every job is project driven. At the end of your project you risk being seen as overhead, which puts you on the firing line. Literally.""

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