On Saturday 04 February 2006 09:37 am, Paul R. wrote:
types if you ask me.
Then again, are most of those headhunter places even technologically
From what I’ve seen, and from what people accept, they only look at the
qualifications and ship you out the the real employer. very insulting,
especially when you get some certified person who just went to the
school down the block. I’ll always remember this when I was younger. I
to work at a teenager facility. I was only 14 then, but they had a 34~
come in and help me with the computer which were donated. I immediately
started to type
format /q /s to start setting up the computers from
boot CDs. He was automatically lost on how I was beating him at setup. I
him the switch and he said, “They never taught us that”. I told him in a
arrogant way… even though I told him nicely, and don’t mind being
people like so, I’ll never hire/contract/get service from anyone who
checked out by me. The one problem being one of many which I’ve been
conflicted with when having to deal with people who aren’t devoted and
do it for the money.
You suffer from time loss. Time is money according to the people paying
I certainly don’t like people wasting time when they’re being paid by me
hour. I’ve similar feeling about the customers I serve, and help them
their employees, because the boss is the one who picks up on the time.
course, this is where managers are a good thing. Managers have a very
reason to being the asshole they’re looked at to be, only because of the
asshole getting paid is playing solitaire instead of working.
I’ve never had to look/apply for a job, but I suppose other people
You’re either very young, very rich, very poor and don’t mind or very
I’d like not to have to look/apply for work. How’d you do it?
I’ve too many friends in various professions who just know me well. I
various tasks. I’m an extroverted nerd and proud of it.
I receive jobs which need for example, Outlook Express set up for email,
even a phone system reconfigured. Phone technician work is another
skill I’ve accomplished. I’ll take and charge what I feel. I did charge
customer 75/USD for JUST Outlook Express setup with the internet service
provider(minimum: 1 hour). Business is business, and I don’t sell myself
short. Yeah yeah… others online who I tell think, “bastard” or “this
rips people off”… I’ve been on the computer since I was 2, people are
for my life experience. Usually people on IRC are immature anyway so
take them seriously, I just go on to trade information.
I don’t have a problem with personal requests, but when commercial
content starts floating to a list, I think…
“running on horse The capitalists are coming!”
I’m British you know. And Capitalist(*). If I weren’t such a nice
chap, I’d think you were mocking me.
At the end of the day, we only get to write as much code as we do,
because somebody somewhere is prepared to give us the money we need
for food/shelter to write that code. I’d rather do this for a living
than, say, have to be an accountant or a management consultant. As a
short-term contract freelancer, I am looking for work CONSTANTLY.
Apart from the Summer when I like to try and spend my time staring at
clouds. But during the Winter, I am a code-whore, through and through.
Well, I keep writing and deleting the text I type… so I’ll just say
different positions have different salaries.
long as we all know where those discussions are, which I believe
(*) I was once described as a Trotsky entry-ist, but he was drunk and
I was beating him at cards…
What I wouldn’t mind is a monthly or bi-weekly job email on the list
of those sites for Ruby jobs. I just don’t like to see emails in my box
jobs. I recently started to receive emails from d1(really an i)ce.com
“Does your job suck?”… I just laugh. I do know how others think, but
email sounds so hilarious. I just couldn’t bare myself to live in a
crackerbox, yet find lack of a large city inconvenient to shop for
Also being in Alaska the outrageous shipping, but theres a reason I
back the cost to people.
All I can say for now…