[rescue] Re: Perverse Question
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Tue Jun 17 14:28:28 CDT 2003
On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 01:06:39PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> > I think you just have to change your approach.
> True, sometimes it's just a matter of approach. I just can't seem to
> find the right one. Let me state, too, that in this context I'll be the
> first person to admit that my jobhunting skills frankly suck 18-wheelers
> through capillary tubing.
I don't think its approach though: I think the situation simply sucks.
Your approach hardly matters when there are N/50 jobs for N workers.
They are picking the bottom of the barrel, because they are
> That's the sort of situation I've been looking for. It seems though
> that about 90% of what comes up is large datacenters, and there seems to
> be this catch-22 -- especially in the current job market -- that no-one
> will hire you to work in a large 24x7 datacenter until you have experience
> working in a large 24x7 datacenter.
Yep... but that's HR's fault mostly. They sit there with a checklist,
and if they can't check off N out of M of them, they reject you.
They never consider what you might learn, and have no idea, for example,
that SunOS 5 is the same as Solaris 2, or that both are much the same as
> > And, if you're in the mid-west, or want to be, let me know. We're not
> > "always hiring", but it's a smart, private company that has the good sense
> > to hire good people when it can find 'em.
> I have no philosophical objection to the midwest. And none of us are
> really doing well in North Carolina's humidity ...
My problem right now is that I can't afford to move, and so far no jobs
offered outside my area will pay for relocation.
What really sucks is that some of them have been for as little as 2
weeks to 2 months. If I have to get a hotel for that time period, I
will barely take anything home with me at all.
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