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7th-Oct-2004 01:44 pm
sauron
Two months ago the director of our department quit. This was personally impactful for me, as he was an old friend and was the person who got me the entre to my company. His position still has not been filled.

In the mean time, life goes on. But this week my boss quit. So did another manager in our department, as well as a principle engineer. Chaos! Turns out their simultaneous resignations are all completely coincidental and uncoordinated. Nonetheless, it's going to be madness here for a while. Now there is no one between me and our VP, and he's not going to have nearly enough bandwidth to deal with my issues.

I'm also trying to hire a java web developer to work for me, and I can't seem to find any decent candidates. I guess I have unreasonably high standards - I expect software engineers to know the difference between a linked list and an array.

I still like my job, I'm just not looking forward to the next short while.
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7th-Oct-2004 01:48 pm (UTC)
I don't any of the hiring at my work. But I'm on the processes. We are in the process of hiring someone who can code HTML for some of our video sites. What we have the applicants do is take a test to see what thier qualifications are and if in fact they know the differences between a linked list and an array.

The guys are cool with it, I know know of anyone who ever objected to taking one. So that kind of thing is good for someone w/ high standards as they should be.
7th-Oct-2004 02:15 pm (UTC)
*GEEK_MODE_ON*
Well you know, they get confused. After all, Vectors (which is an old term for arrays) are really implemented as linked lists in java.util.*
*GEEK_MODE_OFF*
7th-Oct-2004 02:16 pm (UTC)
hope you get this is a joke...they really should know the difference... ;)
7th-Oct-2004 06:06 pm (UTC)
If you have a job listing, I can post it to my Bay Area List o' Geeks... there's bound to be a suitable candidate coming out of Soda Hall...
7th-Oct-2004 10:33 pm (UTC)
Well, it's for a senior position. I need someone with at least 5 years experience.
7th-Oct-2004 11:07 pm (UTC)
I'm reasonably certain those could be found too. And I promise not to tell The Whiniest Person Alive(tm) about it :)
7th-Oct-2004 10:29 pm (UTC)
It sounds you may soon get a promotion.
7th-Oct-2004 10:32 pm (UTC)
fuck, i hope not. i'm not ready to manage managers yet.
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