[TriLUG] Career planning - certs(?)
bak at picklefactory.org
Fri Sep 26 10:01:46 EDT 2008
Steve Litt wrote:
> On Thursday 25 September 2008 09:02:15 pm wejii at bellsouth.net wrote:
>> The RTP market is tough now. You may be competing against people with
>> Master's degrees ( no exaggeration ). Go to South Dakota and you might be
>> employed within a week. It's not impossible here, just more difficult.
> Is there something about South Dakota I don't know? I thought the Triangle
> area, Boston, Texas and California were THE places to be employed as a
> programmer. I've never heard that said about South Dakota before.
Only that you can't *get* people to move to South Dakota to take your
programming job because who would want to? If you could find a place
you actually wanted to work in an area like that and you knew your stuff
I'm sure it'd be simple to find a job.
I do actually know a couple folks that do like this sort of thing,
because they can make 10 or 15% less than they would here and move to a
place where the cost of living is 40% lower in the middle of nowhere.
But IMO they're nuts. I *love* the Triangle area.
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