Thursday, August 04, 2005
Yesterday a friend IM me and said "have u ever had the feeling that one day u wake up and suddenly u realize u're tired of doing things that u do everyday?".
Actually, I am more than tired, I don't know what I've been doing since end of 2002. Work sucks! What can I do? Joel Spolsky in his Hitting the High Notes article have answered the question.
"Sadly, this doesn't really apply in non-product software development. Internal, in-house software is rarely important enough to justify hiring rock stars. Nobody hires Dolly Parton to sing at weddings. That's why the most satisfying careers, if you're a software developer, are at actual software companies, not doing IT for some bank."
That means I need to look for a company that does product development. Sadly, most of the IT companies here doesn't do product development. The big MNCs are just body shop. Those pathetic MSC status companies are trying to compete with the MNC by becoming even cheaper body shop.
Sigh. I am still lost. The search goes on...
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
After interviewing over 20 candidates during a job fair, an interviewer became exhausted. As there are more people waiting to be interviewed for the J2EE developer position, she didn't bother to look at the candidates' resume anymore. Here is how one went..
Interviewer : Tell me about your skills.
Candidate : I am an expert in Skyway Builder!.
Interviewer : Excuse me? We're looking for a J2EE developer, not a highway builder! Next.
Posted at 10:15 AM
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Posted at 10:55 AM