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Viin
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Reply #3290 on: November 06, 2017, 11:20:39 AM

And guess where there's usually a ton of ineffective bloat? At middle management, supervisory, or project management level. Because you CAN get better people for more effective money there, where the technical markets are a lot more difficult to hire and keep.
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Reply #3291 on: November 08, 2017, 05:42:06 PM

One key to hiring good painters is don't hire the sober ones.

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Reply #3292 on: November 09, 2017, 08:43:47 AM

One key to hiring good painters is don't hire the sober ones.

Obviously. And the ones that can't go out of town unless they get a cash advance because the money is already gone.

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Reply #3293 on: November 10, 2017, 02:54:07 AM

Rant:
Company has problems retaining their R&D talent. Company has problems getting new R&D talent (90+ positions available). Said company has a kind of major fuckup in IT infrastructure with bad but not too bad effect on bottom line. Company in affect fires people lawnmower style, R&D hit hard. And as with every other stupid fucking fire wave, they realize those people were actually important and due to being understaffed took irreplaceable knowledge with them. So they have to hire new people to said positions which they can't (Glassdoor reviews really matter...). Cherry on the shit cake - people not fired start looking for jobs and leave on their own accord due to shitty HR management.

Edit: We're hiring. Virtually everything remotely tech available. Message if interested  why so serious?

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Reply #3294 on: November 10, 2017, 10:07:38 PM

Name the company, chuckles.
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Reply #3295 on: November 11, 2017, 09:53:25 PM

Been doing web dev at a fortune 500 for the last 3 months, holy fuck just shoot me now.  It is like they adopted all the mechanics of agile and yet cling to the spirit of waterfall like it was their mothers tit.
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Reply #3296 on: November 12, 2017, 07:08:47 PM

Still in the Austin area?
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Reply #3297 on: November 12, 2017, 07:59:29 PM

Been doing web dev at a fortune 500 for the last 3 months, holy fuck just shoot me now.  It is like they adopted all the mechanics of agile and yet cling to the spirit of waterfall like it was their mothers tit.

Yep. It's tough to move beyond 'hey lets do 2 week sprints!' when management doesn't get it and there isn't a strong leader to champion it.

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Reply #3298 on: November 14, 2017, 01:13:53 PM

Rant:
Company has problems retaining their R&D talent. Company has problems getting new R&D talent (90+ positions available). Said company has a kind of major fuckup in IT infrastructure with bad but not too bad effect on bottom line. Company in affect fires people lawnmower style, R&D hit hard. And as with every other stupid fucking fire wave, they realize those people were actually important and due to being understaffed took irreplaceable knowledge with them. So they have to hire new people to said positions which they can't (Glassdoor reviews really matter...). Cherry on the shit cake - people not fired start looking for jobs and leave on their own accord due to shitty HR management.

Edit: We're hiring. Virtually everything remotely tech available. Message if interested  why so serious?

LOL ?

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Reply #3299 on: November 14, 2017, 01:25:53 PM

Headline: Eager old C programmer learns Chef, writes lots of conflicting execute resources.

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Reply #3300 on: November 14, 2017, 03:33:57 PM

Been doing web dev at a fortune 500 for the last 3 months, holy fuck just shoot me now.  It is like they adopted all the mechanics of agile and yet cling to the spirit of waterfall like it was their mothers tit.

Yep. It's tough to move beyond 'hey lets do 2 week sprints!' when management doesn't get it and there isn't a strong leader to champion it.
My experience at big companies has been that the success of agile is inversely proportional to the square of the number of managers involved.

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Reply #3301 on: November 15, 2017, 04:03:57 AM

Rant:
Company has problems retaining their R&D talent. Company has problems getting new R&D talent (90+ positions available). Said company has a kind of major fuckup in IT infrastructure with bad but not too bad effect on bottom line. Company in affect fires people lawnmower style, R&D hit hard. And as with every other stupid fucking fire wave, they realize those people were actually important and due to being understaffed took irreplaceable knowledge with them. So they have to hire new people to said positions which they can't (Glassdoor reviews really matter...). Cherry on the shit cake - people not fired start looking for jobs and leave on their own accord due to shitty HR management.
LOL ?

Want the real LOL?
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Reply #3302 on: November 15, 2017, 09:15:44 AM

Seriously?  That's all sorts of messed up.

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Reply #3303 on: November 15, 2017, 09:59:28 AM

The real LOL would be if they offered it to him at a higher salary to be competitive with market rates.

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Reply #3304 on: November 15, 2017, 10:39:25 AM

The real LOL would be if they offered it to him at a higher salary to be competitive with market rates.

I'm pretty certain they'll pay him more but it's all still pending.

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Reply #3305 on: November 15, 2017, 05:51:40 PM

Hire me for a remote position

Sounds like it'll take them about a year to realize I'm doing exactly dick
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Reply #3306 on: November 16, 2017, 10:25:53 AM

Had a similar thought.

Programmer question: how many Atom windows could I have open before I have a Molecule?

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Reply #3307 on: November 16, 2017, 11:54:09 AM

Two or three, if your definition of Molecule is a hardcrash from system resources being used up. I like Atom but it’s a damn hog.
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Reply #3308 on: November 16, 2017, 12:10:49 PM

Unless someone came up with programming languages called 'O' or 'H', you gotta go with carbon structures... hope you like C.

On the plus side, you may end up with some graphene! Or diamond if you really push the envelope.

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Reply #3309 on: November 16, 2017, 02:48:00 PM

Today at work they announced they are doubling parking fees.  But they will reimburse us by day for those times we take “alternative transport” into work.  They did not mention if they are going to increase the quantity and coverage of company assisted transport (shuttles).  So, kind of fucked if you need to be somewhere like pick up your kids (carseats).  Unless you take company prescribed transport, which may or may not be available.  Or just pay more for parking.
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Reply #3310 on: November 16, 2017, 06:40:56 PM

Aaaand I'm job hunting, not by choice this time.

I came into work and saw our VP in from NYC without notice today, I knew something was up. Ah well, I hate the job search but I intensely disliked what I was doing. Not sure what to do next.
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Reply #3311 on: November 16, 2017, 06:50:02 PM

Yep. It's tough to move beyond 'hey lets do 2 week sprints!' when management doesn't get it and there isn't a strong leader to champion it.
I have seen Agile done properly at big Fortune 500 companies exactly zero times in 25 years.

It's like they are wondering why 2 week sprints fall apart when there are 5,691 Senior VP's that need to come in and provide their input after each iteration: why can't they iterate quickly, they ask?

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Reply #3312 on: November 16, 2017, 07:12:11 PM

Parking fees at the office sound like some company-store level horseshit. Wtf.

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Reply #3313 on: November 16, 2017, 07:44:34 PM

Parking fees at the office sound like some company-store level horseshit. Wtf.

That's pretty standard in downtown SF and I'd assume other dense areas where space is at a premium.  Most companies don't own their own parking lots, but they'll have a block of reserved spots in one of the commercial lots (that you have to pay for, but at least it's reserved for the company so you're guaranteed to be able to get a spot).  In our case we lease a parking garage that has a couple hundred spaces (for more than a thousand employees) and individual employees can pay for a monthly parking pass for a few hundred bucks a month (which doesn't fully cover the cost of leasing the garage but helps keep it from filling up).  Even in the 90s before SF was as crowded or expensive as it is now I remember my mom paying $30 per day to park at her downtown law office.

Of course you'd hope that areas like that have workable public transit...

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Reply #3314 on: November 16, 2017, 09:44:38 PM

I have seen Agile done properly at big Fortune 500 companies exactly zero times in 25 years.

It's like they are wondering why 2 week sprints fall apart when there are 5,691 Senior VP's that need to come in and provide their input after each iteration: why can't they iterate quickly, they ask?

Yeah I could see that for sure. Getting execs to stop meddling in day-to-day priorities and work can be a hard thing to do. I left a company because of that and it was only 200 employees big.
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Reply #3315 on: November 17, 2017, 12:25:04 AM

Or on the other side of things: I work at a 10-person startup with a total of 3 people who can be used for programming work. The current dev goal is to create and deploy some serious large-scale web apps to support the workflow. Only, of the 3 people, one of them is an inexperienced intern who is working on his BSc thesis a lot, one of them is a web dev who is pretty competent - if inexperienced with the technologies we're using - but is constantly harried by marketing / sales / management to make various changes and fixes to the company webpage, and the last one is yours truly, who's only done R&D so far (proof-of-concept prototypes are just one commit away from production-quality code, right guys?!) and is wearing like 4 other hats -- each of them ostensibly just as important as development.

The management's answer to the "um, maybe we need more developers" query is, obviously, "just use scrum and it'll solve everything!" awesome, for real
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Reply #3316 on: November 17, 2017, 10:40:42 AM

Yes.  "Scrum is free." and "Do better."

Decisions were made today where, due to the new office location, that I'll be going in less frequently and when I do, I'll be out by 2:30.

Atlanta has no mass transit to speak of.  We don't have to pay for parking in the new building, but it's also not full.  In fact I believe there is quite a lot of open space in the building even after IBM took 90k across 4 floors.  Probably because no one wants to drive to this fucking place.

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