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  •  Best of luck to you (1+ / 0-)
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    You certainly will need it,anyone in this position.  I'm 60 years old and actually have a software development job with a large corporation that is certainly far from my ideal place to work but hell, I'm making a great living.

    Although my skills more than justify my salary, I'll never be able to forget the amazing set of circumstances that enabled me to escape unemployment and age discrimination when I was laid off about 10 years ago.  Basically an idiot hired me not for my main skill set (Java development) but because I knew some other little language he insisted on using even though Java was the obvious choice.  It turned out that everyone hated this guy, he was gone within a week, and the project continued without him in Java.  Java skills were deemed dime-a dozen, easily obtainable in India at half the cost.  I owe my career to this fool.  Otherwise,God knows what I'd be doing today.

    In other words, I'm lucky and I know it.

    Other lucky folk don't know it.  I'm still pissed off at a bit I heard on "progressive talker" Stephanie Miller's show a couple weeks ago.   Some guy called up wanting to argue against immigration reform on the basis of unemployment.  He said the real rate is 15% because they don't count those who've stopped looking, something we all know to be true.  Stephanie and her "mooks" just wanted to sneer at the guy because he wasn't progressive on immigration so they said, snottily as hell, "the rate is 7% but WHATEVER...".  The caller then tried to talk about age discrimination, to which she replied that SHE was over 40 and SHE had a job.

    Jesus H. Christ!  When progressives talk like this I despair of our country.  There was a way to disagree with this caller without going full stupid on him.

    sTiVo's rule: Just because YOU "wouldn't put it past 'em" doesn't prove that THEY did it.

    by stivo on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 05:03:29 PM PDT

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