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  • I have a suspicion this ad for a programmer was text-messaged in to our local paper...

    Software Engineer I Anlyz, dsgn, dvlp agmnted & mxd reality & cntxtual info sw appls & certs w/knldg in data mgmt, distrib & location specific info dlvry sys; Particpt in tstng process thru tst dsgn, rvw & anlys w/mdrn relational db sys (PostgreSQL preferred), srvr-side appl sw (Java/ PHP/Ruby) & Java client pgrms to assure qual & accuracy of info deliv in distrbtd & mobile environ. MS in CS.

     



  • @Ben Fulton said:

    I have a suspicion this ad for a programmer was text-messaged in to our local paper...

    Software Engineer I Anlyz, dsgn, dvlp agmnted & mxd reality & cntxtual info sw appls & certs w/knldg in data mgmt, distrib & location specific info dlvry sys; Particpt in tstng process thru tst dsgn, rvw & anlys w/mdrn relational db sys (PostgreSQL preferred), srvr-side appl sw (Java/ PHP/Ruby) & Java client pgrms to assure qual & accuracy of info deliv in distrbtd & mobile environ. MS in CS.

     

    ...or maybe the paper had a quota on vowels?

    My favorite job titles come from Lockheed Martin, which has no sense of humor:
    • Systems Administrator Stf
    • Software Engineer Stf
    • Database Administrator Sr Stf
    • Sys Integration Analyst Sr Stf

    ...the living need not apply.




  • @Ben Fulton said:

    in distrbtd & mobile environ. MS in CS.


    If you have experience in "mobile environ.", then you shouldn't have problems with reading this ;)



  • @Ben Fulton said:

    I have a suspicion this ad for a programmer was text-messaged in to our local paper...

    Software Engineer I Anlyz, dsgn, dvlp agmnted & mxd reality & cntxtual info sw appls & certs w/knldg in data mgmt, distrib & location specific info dlvry sys; Particpt in tstng process thru tst dsgn, rvw & anlys w/mdrn relational db sys (PostgreSQL preferred), srvr-side appl sw (Java/ PHP/Ruby) & Java client pgrms to assure qual & accuracy of info deliv in distrbtd & mobile environ. MS in CS.

     


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  • A bit of a WTF, but probably because they had a upper limit on characters used.  Classified ads are like that--you pay a rate based on the length of the ad.

    Of course, the fact that it's written in mobile speak is a bit of a WTF, but I chalk it up to something unprofessional.



  • I thnk a good rule of thumb is if the job description from the classifieds makes your head hurt, you probably will want to pass that one up.



  • @shadowman said:

    I thnk a good rule of thumb is if the job description from the classifieds makes your head hurt, you probably will want to pass that one up.


    Also: If they cannot afford the time or money to write a decent job description, then I doubt they will be able to afford the money to pay you well or the time to train/communicate with you adequately.



  • @Ben Fulton said:

    I have a suspicion this ad for a programmer was text-messaged in to our local paper...

    Maybe the newspaper hired some young girls for answering the phones and data entry... 



  • <font color="#ff0000">roddy: </font>hey

    <font color="#ff0000">roddy: </font>u there?

    <font color="#0000ff">softbiz</font>: y

    <font color="#0000ff">softbiz</font>: WU?

    <font color="#ff0000">roddy</font>: i want to aply for that job

    <font color="#0000ff">softbiz</font>: which one?

    <font color="#ff0000">roddy</font>: in the paper

    <font color="#0000ff">softbiz</font>: ok... (AFK)

    <font color="#ff0000">roddy</font>: u there?

    <font color="#0000ff">softbiz</font>: BRB

    <font color="#0000ff">softbiz: </font>IIRC, the job is filled
    <font color="#ff0000">roddy</font>: YGBSM!
    <font color="#0000ff">softbiz</font>: nope

    <font color="#ff0000">roddy</font>: N/P

    <font color="#ff0000">roddy</font>: got anythng elz?
    <font color="#0000ff">softbiz</font>: (AFK, BRB)
    <font color="#0000ff">softbiz</font>: y, got Jr Ntwk Anlyz.
    <font color="#ff0000">roddy: </font>WFM
    <font color="#0000ff">softbiz</font>: can you do a F2F?
    <font color="#ff0000">roddy</font>: maybe L8R? i am NIFOC
    <font color="#0000ff">softbiz</font>: LOL!
    <font color="#0000ff">softbiz</font>: TMI
    <font color="#0000ff">softbiz: </font>y, L8R. GL. CU
    <font color="#ff0000">roddy</font>: B4N.... IHA



  • @Ben Fulton said:

    I have a suspicion this ad for a programmer was text-messaged in to our local paper...



    Alternatively, this is a cleverly disguised encrypted message. Spooks have been using newspaper ads as dead-drops to pass messages around for decades, because they're cheap, essentially untraceable, and almost impossible to detect.

    ...probably not, though.



  • @shadowman said:

    I thnk a good rule of thumb is if the job description from the classifieds makes your head hurt, you probably will want to pass that one up.

    It's not a job ad, it's a freelancing programmer. Not that I'd hire him...even if he writes good code the odds are it's unreadable.

    Still, at least his background appears to be Unix not Windoze.

    Or shd I sy, hs bg is *x nt win



  • @m0ffx said:

    @shadowman said:
    I thnk a good rule of thumb is if the job description from the classifieds makes your head hurt, you probably will want to pass that one up.

    It's not a job ad, it's a freelancing programmer. Not that I'd hire him...even if he writes good code the odds are it's unreadable.

    Still, at least his background appears to be Unix not Windoze.

    Or shd I sy, hs bg is *x nt win


    No, I think it's a job ad:

    Software Engineer I Anlyz, dsgn, dvlp agmnted & mxd reality & cntxtual info

    I think is supposed to read as "Software Engineer I. (as opposed to Software Engineer II or III)."

    Not like, "Software Engineer.  I analyze, design, develop,..."



  • Although after reading it again, the abbreviations and their subsequent lack of discernible tenses and other verb forms kind of  makes it ambiguous.  Technically, this could be read either way.



  • @seymore15074 said:

    @Ben Fulton said:

    I have a suspicion this ad for a programmer was text-messaged in to our local paper...

    Maybe the newspaper hired some young girls for answering the phones and data entry... 

    <font size="5">S</font>ince the ad is not peppered with the words: "bitch," "slut" and "like," I think that theory can be scrapped.


  • Either a 400 character limit for that ad spot, or pay by the character...


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