The Walking Dead.
Sounds just about right. Oh, don’t forget about working for minimum wage and zero benefits.
The Rolodex and the set of four swinging balls are nice touches.
I’m older than dirt and I remember employment ads that said you needed 5 years experience in Windows 2000 - and it was 1999.
“Also your generation are lazy”
And I’m sure he gave himself a big fat raise for his essential role in the firm.
You forgot the fact the software has only been public for two and a half years….
The job market when your 55+ and have 30 years: we can’t hire you because your too old and have more knowledge and experience then your boss
It has been that way for IT for 30 years or more. It got worse when the bosses got computers on their desks. They thought their ability to open a word document made them Gates equivalent.
Every IT job interview, going back to the Sumerians. Followed three years later by, “What is it you do here?”.
He must be the head of the California Employment Development Department.
both IT and media business. IT: they guy in charge has no idea how to do the work, but has to come with something to justify that he has a salary way higher than those who actually do something and make the products that keep the business afloat. He keeps in the latest trends by learning the latest buzzwords even though he does not know what they mean, and to show that he keeps the department updated he gets the latest tools, even if he does not know what they do or if they have any use in what the business does, but they have to get them anyway to stay up to date. Every new tool means to restructure the department or make changes in the work flow and start making things different. There are those who actually like those tools because they are new toys and everybody likes new toys.
Media: a bunch of dead-weights that again, have to justify their existence and their salaries. See what other people are doing, use market studies and come up with something from a template and a copy-paste of the same thing that other people did and gave them money, but without the elements that gave them money (they don’t know why that gave them money, but if is a copy it means they will get money too right?). again, let the people who do the work do their stuff, even though they don’t know how to do the work either, but they can also see those same market studies and check what the target group finds cool and trendy and use it, and fill the rest with stuffing. And have their work spaces stuffed with toys because they have to show how creative they are and they can not work in a rigid environment
Only 3 years experience on SW that was released 3 years ago.
That’s what it’s like going through human resources to get a tech job. You can have all the experience in the world but not have a degree and you’re dead. They require a degree just to cover their asses. I worked for a small company that made intelligent computer terminals. They hired a guy with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in computer science; he didn’t last a month.
Been there… have had interviews where the employer demanded five years of experience with software that had been out for less than a year…
He set up DBMS on the IBM mainframe that they are still using with write only code. They now have so many layers of revisions fed by an outside software services interface that nobody knows anything. The best thing that could happen to them now is a data backup and computer room fire after he retires.
Software developing requires the constant willingness to learn new software tools, so these “old guy” skills are not so important. Start studying quantum programming NOW.
the hardest part of the job market for me when i was young was they wanted me to have experience but none of them would hire me so i could gain experience in that field.
The job market when you’re old: you don’t even get the interview.
You should see the job market when you are over 40 no matter how much experience you have!
This is why retirement should be at 55. It would make room for the up-and-comers, and people could retire before their bodies have given out so much that they can’t enjoy the time.
Ah, so this is Facebook and that’s Sheryl Sandberg on the left.
Also, we want somebody with thirty years of overall working experience – but they can’t be over twenty-five years old…
Wulff & Morgenthaler