If you can't beat '
One of my colleagues was leaving after work for Montreal and Toronto. I was like 'That's cool, you get to practice your French in Montreal', and a coworker was like, you will love Toronto.
July 13th, 2007 12:54pm
Oops, the cut and paste was left overnight in my clipboard.
Good ol browser, return posts it
If you can't beat 'em, sell em:
I was gonna say, for only $500 a month, they may want to snag that free spaghetti dinner over at PG's.
July 13th, 2007 12:57pm
Disregard that first post, obviously.
July 13th, 2007 12:59pm
Had that discussion with my employer the other day:
Boss: So sharky, what's this I hear you saying in the interview you are an "ex" developer?
Me: Oh, you know. I'm not interested in doing actual new development--even you know you can outsource it for cheap and the fact of the matter is the price for the work is driven down even if you use domestic programmers. My talent is customer interface, anyway. I would rather stay there. There are fewer techies with sales and real technical experience.
Boss: good point.
So even if this H1-B is mythical, it still influences salaries and expectations enough to where I won't be doing coding for a living.
July 13th, 2007 1:10pm
Great wiggle, if you don't actually want to code for him.
I still have to needlessly drive 2 hrs. to work because they want me there. I can do it all from home, we email, and I can VPN. Makes little sense.
Apparently, the do like us here. I joke that I am 'human furniture' because I'm not really noticed or necessarily spoken to while I'm there, in any case.
July 13th, 2007 1:18pm
I don't tell my co-workers that, of course. Human furniture doesn't speak about such things. :-D
July 13th, 2007 1:19pm
As long as the furniture blends in with the decor, it can be there a long time.
July 13th, 2007 1:29pm
As opposed to people who get things done, even when management doesn't want them too.
July 13th, 2007 1:42pm
Different levels of management are in disagreement about whether or not it should get done. Senior management just wants everyone to stop bitching and get it done. Middle management wants to tell the junior guy exactly how to do it. I was even provided with pseudocode today to show me exactly how I should solve the problem. Pseudocode that implemented a design that any competent reviewer would flag as a WTF.
July 13th, 2007 4:32pm