[spam score 2/10 -pobox] [TriLUG] Linux Support Position (OT)
Sat, 6 Jul 2002 22:48:21 -0400
lol, I would think it's because the job market is sucky. Employers can
afford to pick and choose from a bigger pool of qualified (and
Remember back during the .coms when they had to import employees from India,
(I remember reading a report about the whole "employee shortage" thing being
a hoax for cheap labor, though.)
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> I stand corrected. Still I don't think that the majority of SysAdmins,
> programmers, developers, tape switchers require a PhD to perform their
> task... But then again...
> > Andy,
> > Hey, I resemble that remark. ;-)
> > Seriously, I have a phd in engineering, with some experience working as
> > a coder/sysadmin, and would very much like to land another developer or
> > sysadmin position. Am I crazy? Perhaps. But coding and otherwise
> > applying-computers-to-interesting-problems is what I look forward to
> > doing when I get out of bed in the morning.
> > And the job market isn't so hot for me, either. I get the feeling that
> > I'm being passed over for folks who have more non-academic experience.
> > I've had some near misses on cool positions (eg. admin/coder for a
> > "mini-supercomputer" Linux cluster at a research lab) but no solid
> > offers yet. And I'll keep looking because the current post-do, while
> > fun and challenging/stimulating, is not a long-term appointment.
> > Given all the conversations that I've heard concerning the job market, I
> > think its likely that (barring a minority of folks with "superstar"
> > skills and experience) everyone is feeling the current crunch.
> > Ed
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