Possible WTF: YouGotHiredException?



  • Now, I know that this is just an ad and that you shouldn't expect best practices in there. Also, I'm not a PHP programmer and I suppose it's quite possible that this is Just How You Do Things... but I can't help but think that [url=http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/3306/p1164622.png]this is probably sending the wrong message[/url].

    (I apologise for the quality of the picture, but this ad was on the back of a physical magazine and the only scanner I have access to had its best days sometime in the '90s. The text in the picture should still be readable, hopefully.)



  • @Yukabacera said:

    I apologise for the quality of the picture, but this ad was on the back of a physical magazine and the only scanner I have access to had its best days sometime in the '90s.

    Nevermind, at least it's got a wooden table in it!

     



  • @DaveK said:

    @Yukabacera said:

    I apologise for the quality of the picture, but this ad was on the back of a physical magazine and the only scanner I have access to had its best days sometime in the '90s.

    Nevermind, at least it's got a wooden table in it!

    It was nice of them to include one, yep! Did save me the trouble of printing out the scan and photographing it - the table was already in there, after all. Maybe this job opportunity isn't so bad after all...



  •  So if sending mail fails with YouGotHiredException exception, you'll get hired. Hope sending mail fails!



  •  I love those ads where they want someone that's motivated and a teamplayer. Then you get the job and find out that they want you to work on repetitive godawful crap along with a bunch of nitwits that spend half their day pressing Ctrl+c and the other half Shift+Insert.

    I clicked on some random ad on SO today and apparently they want "superstars" who like nerf fights and practical jokes. They also mentioned that their fridge is always stocked with beer. The hell.... where is this job, in a frat house?



  • I'd say that this makes sense. The games industry is small, and the expected result is that you're not going to get hired.



  • @DOA said:

    I clicked on some random ad on SO today and apparently they want "superstars" who like nerf fights and practical jokes. They also mentioned that their fridge is always stocked with beer. The hell.... where is this job, in a frat house?
    That seems related to a question I raised about Agile methods where I have seen the availability of toys stated as being a requirement.



  • To whom it may concern:

    I understand you are looking for a game developer who is half of the time male and the other half female. I am 40 years old, and got a sex change at age 20, so I believe I meet this requirement. Please let me know if I am mistaken.

    I have experience development of complex web applications, although I am not sure how this will relate to game development. I also knows PHP5, OOP, JS, CSS, and HTML, and knows maybe Dojo, PostgreSQL,and Agavi.

    I is motivated, is teamplayer, I loves to code. I will try to mail this to you, but if you catch me in time, I will be hired and will enjoy the Red Bull which you offer in your HQ in Cologne.

    I look forward to your reply.

    Thanks,



  • Maybe I'm misreading the ad, but are they offering "Either Red Bull or a Mate" as a perk? 

    I guess that if your gender changes every microsecond then that would be hard to find.

     

     



  •  @DCRoss said:

    Maybe I'm misreading the ad, but are they offering "Either Red Bull or a Mate" as a perk?

    You are. From context, it's most likely referring to [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mate_%28beverage%29]Mate[/url] rather than offering escort services.



  • @Sir Twist said:

     @DCRoss said:

    Maybe I'm misreading the ad, but are they offering "Either Red Bull or a Mate" as a perk?

    You are. From context, it's most likely referring to Mate rather than offering escort services.

     

    Actually, since it's in Cologne, I'd expect it to be Club-Mate Cola.



  •  try {

    ....

    }

    catch (YouGotHiredException yghe)

    {

        std::cout << "Nonsense Exception caught, terminating." << std::endl;

         Exit(1);

    }



  • @OzPeter said:

    @DOA said:
    I clicked on some random ad on SO today and apparently they want "superstars" who like nerf fights and practical jokes. They also mentioned that their fridge is always stocked with beer. The hell.... where is this job, in a frat house?
    That seems related to a question I raised about Agile methods where I have seen the availability of toys stated as being a requirement.

    If you're doing pair programming you want some small thing to occupy your hands with while you're pairing and not typing to dissipate the nervous energy. This can as simple as a chain of paperclips. More generally, Agile methods which focus a lot communication happening between people really can benefit from having an environment that's casual to the point of the occasional Nerf dart. If you're friends with everyone on the team then communication is going to happen more and be less stressful.

    That said, beer is probably more than a few steps too far.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @fennec said:

    f you're doing pair programming you want some small thing to occupy your hands with while you're pairing and not typing to dissipate the nervous energy. This can as simple as a chain of paperclips.
    .... So THAT'S why I'm so hard on paperclips and tape.Even when I'm programming on my own, I tend to fidgit those things into fucking oblivion just while I'm sitting contemplating a problem.

     At any rate, I'm not sure I buy into the whole nerf thing. When I'm in the zone (and yes, I may well still be in the zone when I get up for a pee) the last thing an employer needs is for someone to shoot me with a nerf dart



  • @Weng said:

    So THAT'S why I'm so hard on paperclips and tape.Even when I'm programming on my own, I tend to fidgit those things into fucking oblivion just while I'm sitting contemplating a problem.
    I tend to light up a smoke.  Physically removing myself from my desk helps me get through the hard design problems.  But I swear, sometimes I never get a good design until I think about it relaxed at home.


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