Dividers to the right, please.

So I had my interview today

Followup to:
http://www.crazyontap.com/topic.php?TopicId=9936#125462

It went very well and I'm probably hired.  It will be a trial by fire, though.  Should make the next few weeks really interesting.
Permalink Send private email Wayne (AHA) 
September 5th, 2006 7:18pm
So...does that mean......cough...cough...the end of CoT?
Permalink Send private email Bot Berlin 
September 5th, 2006 7:19pm
Why?
Permalink Send private email Wayne (AHA) 
September 5th, 2006 7:20pm
I thought it was hosted at your current employers?
Permalink Send private email Bot Berlin 
September 5th, 2006 7:20pm
Actually it's hosted at my *past* employers...  and I'm not quiting my current job, I'm just adding another.
Permalink Send private email Wayne (AHA) 
September 5th, 2006 7:21pm
It's a good day when one can inquire about resumes formats on Friday, and feel confident about having a job on Tuesday.
Permalink victim of my own devices 
September 5th, 2006 7:22pm
He isnt in America.  It is only in America where it is a long, retarded process.
Permalink Send private email Bot Berlin 
September 5th, 2006 7:23pm
Bot Berlin,

He got reference by his friend who would have got the job if he had time.

That makes a world of difference :)
Permalink Rick Tsang 
September 5th, 2006 7:25pm
Well, at least in America the interview process includes oral sex.
Permalink Send private email just me 
September 5th, 2006 7:25pm
It also makes a difference that the course I'm teaching starts in a little over a week and they've already gone through a number of cancellations.  Basically, I'm their last hope.
Permalink Send private email Wayne (AHA) 
September 5th, 2006 7:27pm
No, we have long, retarded processes here in Canada, too, and certainly in the Vancouver area.

This isn't exactly relevant, but I like the story:

There was a company here called Glenayre which _used_ to make pagers.  For years, they went through a process of hiring EEs, then laying them, then hiring again...  After the last round of hiring, they started building a fancy new building (I have a fridge magnet with the slogan "Building our Future), then the parent company in the US decided they didn't want to be in the paging business any more and they closed the whole place, about 5 or 6 years ago.  The new building sat empty for at least 3 years, it only just started to be occupied a few months ago. 

And, even though the building was built on a bog, the president of Glenayre wanted an underground parking lot, so they had to constantly pump it out or the lower couple levels of the lot would be flooded.  After deciding to shut the whole operation down, the parent company's plan for dealing with irate neighbors who were constantly getting flooded when the pumping overwhelmed the local pipes was to budget some money to fight lawsuits.
Permalink Send private email Wärd 
September 5th, 2006 7:29pm
Glad to know the corporate world in Canada is just as screwed up as it is here.  Although to be honest, building on a bog here would get you into seriously deep shit.  We've got a lunatic here in Michigan who has spent his last ten years or more trying it.  All of his budget goes to fighting very expensive lawsuits with the various branches of government.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
September 5th, 2006 7:33pm
They got approval to build on the bog, but the president didn't want an unsightly above-ground parkade, so they put in big pumps.  Everyone knew (even the people that worked there) that the company was really screwed up, but it was one of the big employers of EEs, so lots of people were willing to work for them because it wasn't just software.
Permalink Send private email Wärd 
September 5th, 2006 7:56pm
What are you going to be teaching? I think you mentioned it, but I forgot.

If it is compsci related, tell them not to major in compsci and that computer jobs suck.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 5th, 2006 8:43pm
Are you open to the possibility that it isn't that computer jobs suck, but that you're lazy and haven't put in the effort to seek or train yourself for a good job in computers or anything else?  After a certain point, if your job sucks, it's your fault.
Permalink Cynic Al 
September 5th, 2006 9:28pm
Well, Cynic Al, I love what I do most of the time.

What I don't like is the market being flooded with wannabes.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 5th, 2006 9:31pm
"Let me help you help me. Get out of this field, the competition (for me) is too tough."
Permalink wheeeee ~~~~x 
September 5th, 2006 9:33pm
do you work with wannabes? that would be hell.

otherwise I can't see why you would care.  someone has to write the stupid code that does stupid stuff like count beans or bugs or whatever.

they can't all write trading applications for a living, can we?
Permalink  
September 5th, 2006 9:35pm
Yeah, not many people need to know or use greedy algorithm!
Permalink Rick Tsang 
September 5th, 2006 9:36pm
wrong thread tang? broken bot?
Permalink  
September 5th, 2006 9:39pm
"greedy algorithm"

LOL.  That's good.  If I ever meet a trading programmer, the first thing I'm going to say is "oh, you write greedy algorithms.  How nice."
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 6th, 2006 12:04am
Give me back my algorithm, Commie.
Permalink victim of my own devices 
September 6th, 2006 12:08am

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