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  •  Up to speed? (8+ / 0-)

    I have been on projects where the warm up time (i.e., getting to understand the basis of the project) was three months for anyone starting from scratch, even with the programming skills.

    I worked for a small private Swiss bank as a freelancer, where we came to the agreement that they would pay for training in a new language, while I did not charge for my time while training. Funnily, it worked out to be same amount of money, within a few dollars.

    I have to agree with mmacdDE, as I now program in 6 different languages, and learning a new language is little more than a mild inconvenience.

    FOSI: Full Of Shit Information - Both my sister and I are trivia freaks...

    by Spoc42 on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 08:48:50 AM PST

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    •  asdf (4+ / 0-)
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      "I have to agree with mmacdDE, as I now program in 6 different languages, and learning a new language is little more than a mild inconvenience."

      Thank you sooooo much for saying that!!!  I've had more than one HR get their knickers in a twist claiming that Java is soo different than Cobol and therefore I'm not qualified (academic courses in Java - 13 years Cobol/PL/I).  Yeah, there are some differences in syntax, but the core logic is the same.

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