Angry Employer



  • I just opened my mailbox and got this gem of a job offer form my college's mailing list. Please forgive any grammatical errors, as English is not my first language and this is a translation.

    "[Company name] is recruiting students who are experienced with Java, to work as interns in a 6h/day shift, for [approximately, after currency conversion] 300 dollars/month. If you're interested, please send your resumé to [email address].

    I'd like to ask you guys to keep that resumé short and objective. Don't tell me you've done some fucking introductory course in Windows, Linux, culinary* or whatever, don't come to me saying you know how to use Photoshop or Corel, we could care an ass about anything but Java. So if you know Java send us your resumé. Otherwise don't you waste our time because we want someone who is already proficient, not one to learn on the fly.

    [word word word...]"

    *yes, he said that.

    By the way... I know quite many people who "know" Java. But the ones who really Know it, capital K, having Sun certifications, many years of experience, etc. are all working on other states or even in other countries, and even the average WTF-coding monkey who's into Java and at the bottom of the IT food chain gets paid more than twice as that here.



  • [quote user="Renan "C#" Sousa"]300 dollars/month.

    someone who is already proficient, not one to learn on the fly.[/quote]

    BAHAHAHA 



  • @dhromed said:

    [quote user="Renan "C#" Sousa"]300 dollars/month.

    someone who is already proficient, not one to learn on the fly.

    BAHAHAHA 

    [/quote]

    Yeah, he's missing a zero. 



  • You're right.

     

    0300 (8) 



  • So he's simply more direct and honest than all the other employers.  They all want pre-experienced people too but they're less inclined to say so outright.

    Any idea what he was aiming for with the "culinary"? 



  • @jetcitywoman said:

    So he's simply more direct and honest than all the other employers.  They all want pre-experienced people too but they're less inclined to say so outright.

    Any idea what he was aiming for with the "culinary"? 

    He was saying he didn't want to hear about any other skills or courses the applicant has taken that were unrelated to Java.   And also implying that for his purposes, a course in Linux was just about as irrelevant as a culinary course.



  • Not only that. A lot of people here think that the lack of a skill can be easily compensated, sometimes by another completely unrelated skill. I've seen so many bizarre resumés in my relatively short life that I actually wouldn't be surprised if I saw one mentioning cooking skills. I'm picturing it right now... "Yeah, I can't code, but hey I can bake some really delicious cake for kid's birthday!"



  • @dhromed said:

    You're right.

     

    0300 (8) 


    You're missing an "x" to make that worth while:

    0x0300 (768 if you're using the same endianness I am)



  • @Lingerance said:

    @dhromed said:

    You're right.

     

    0300 (8) 


    You're missing an "x" to make that worth while:

    0x0300 (768 if you're using the same endianness I am)

    0300 octal clams totals 192 decimal dollars, which is obviously what the "employer" truly wants to pay.



  • I agree that at least he is honest, where as others like through their teeth causing many sleepless nights for us when we realize the job we accepted was not the job we were hired to do. However, I have never liked these "know this language" type postings. If you study enough languages, you start to the learn the concepts inherent in any programming language. The syntax may change, but the concepts never do. All I would ever care about is finding a good programmer. It is like asking for a mechanic who has only worked on 1999 Geo Metro's, made in Indiana. Either the mechanic knows how to fix cars or he doesn't. No need to be specific.



  • Essentially they want a cheap code-monkey who can bang out Java QUICKLY. Someone who is a generally skilled programmer with little java experience is liable to need to look up language features, maybe even syntax to begin with, which will slow them down. I wouldn't be surprised if manager's implement targets of x lines of code per time period.


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