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Posted: 08 October 2012 06:35 PM   [ Ignore ]
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GM is hiring!

http://bottomline.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/08/14299378-gm-now-hiring-10000-information-technology-workers?lite

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I’m sooo confused…  I’ve come to grasp a little of the nature of reality and the answer to life, the universe, and everything.  I even have an inkling as to who and what I am. Auuummmmm…  But please, please, who the hell are you?  And why are you trampling my roses?

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Posted: 09 October 2012 08:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Brats in their mid 50’s need not apply? http://www.outsidetrains.com/smile/mischief.gif

Oh rats. Forgot that img tags don’t work any more for putting in smiles.

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Posted: 09 October 2012 03:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Torby - 09 October 2012 08:17 AM

Brats in their mid 50’s need not apply? ...

Sadly that’s probably true:  Actually once an IT person passes 40 they are one or more of the following:

a) over qualified
b) too expensive to insure
c) stuck in a technology rut
d) uncontrollable (i.e. not intimidatable)
e) rightfully arrogant
f) fanning the flames of a mid-life crisis
g) burned out
h) ... please continue this list ...

Like professional sports players your active life in IT is short.  Make it pay, pay big, and have a fall-back income.

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I’m sooo confused…  I’ve come to grasp a little of the nature of reality and the answer to life, the universe, and everything.  I even have an inkling as to who and what I am. Auuummmmm…  But please, please, who the hell are you?  And why are you trampling my roses?

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Posted: 10 October 2012 03:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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As a computer science major currently in college… this thread pleases me.

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Posted: 10 October 2012 11:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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LeatherGryphon - 09 October 2012 03:23 PM
Torby - 09 October 2012 08:17 AM

Brats in their mid 50’s need not apply? ...

Sadly that’s probably true:  Actually once an IT person passes 40 they are one or more of the following:

a) over qualified
b) too expensive to insure
c) stuck in a technology rut
d) uncontrollable (i.e. not intimidatable)
e) rightfully arrogant
f) fanning the flames of a mid-life crisis
g) burned out
h) ... please continue this list ...

Like professional sports players your active life in IT is short.  Make it pay, pay big, and have a fall-back income.

...it’s not just in IT. A lot of companies freely practice “age discrimination” these days by using a number of convenient loopholes even though there are Federal regulations prohibiting it.  One major player where I live does it’s best to force “maturing” employees to leave by basically making it discouraging to stay on with the firm\ after one reaches a certain age.  They don’t think we can still “think”.

This, along with the lack of any retirement provisions in the private sector anymore (save for the railroads) and an ever increasing age limit for SSI to mature (now 73, I still remember when it was 55) is what keeps many of us stuck in those wonderful low paying service occupations just so we don’t wind up pushing a shopping trolley with all our worldly possessions along the pavement and sleep in a refrigerator carton or under a bridge.

...“youth” is overrated.

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Posted: 11 October 2012 01:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Kyoto Kid - 10 October 2012 11:46 PM

...“youth” is overrated.

And wasted on the young. :-(

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I’m sooo confused…  I’ve come to grasp a little of the nature of reality and the answer to life, the universe, and everything.  I even have an inkling as to who and what I am. Auuummmmm…  But please, please, who the hell are you?  And why are you trampling my roses?

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