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  •  the 'can't find skilled worker' nonsense (8+ / 0-)

    I see this all the time, companies would have open positions for 6 months at a time while they are waiting for that magical candidate with 6 years of experience writing Android apps; when they could have just hired pretty much any competent coder, and have him learn Android programming in 2 months.

    And usually what happens is after failing to find that magical candidate, they'll end up hiring so-and-so's buddy (who once programmed in Pascal in college) and he ends up taking 6 months to learn. This whole 'experience' thing is all BS.

    •  I'm in that position..... I have YEARS of (6+ / 0-)

      programming experience.  Programming is programming, at least it is to me, with some funky little twists to make each one 'different'.  I took the second semester of VB.Net 6 years after having taken the first semester.  I had no problems....I finished all the assignments 3 weeks early.

      But, I've been told I don't have enough experience in .Net shit...... please, it's not that difficult to figure out.

    •  anyone who's worked with Android for 6 years (1+ / 0-)
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      was part of the original development team and is probably not available for hiring due to being on long-term contract with Google at hourly rates far above what those companies want to pay.

      Though as a Linux derivative with lots of Java, anyone competent with both ... I think 2 months to get up to speed is unduly pessimistic.

      AFAIK, this nonsense comes out of HR departments ... I remember seeing a SJ Mercury News display ad in the late 1980s which called for 5 years of senior-level VLSI design experience at a time when VLSI had not existed for 5 years.

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      by alizard on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 03:21:52 PM PDT

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