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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by Ovid (2709) on 2005.08.28 20:05 (#42922) Homepage Journal

    I'm not looking for work, but I always keep my eye on the market. If things change, I like to know what I'm facing. So far, the vast majority of Perl jobs are very, very boring. There's little challenge. You have data. Read it. Validate it. Serve it. Rinse. Repeat. Forever.

    Admittedly, virtually all programming boils down to that, but some bubbles more colorfully than others. I'm fortunate that what I am doing now is some of the most interesting work I've ever done. Even for a considerably larger salary, most work out there is still boring enough that I wouldn't be interested. Money's important, but it's never enough, so to speak :)

    • I'm not looking for work, but I always keep my eye on the market. If things change, I like to know what I'm facing. So far, the vast majority of Perl jobs are very, very boring. There's little challenge. You have data. Read it. Validate it. Serve it. Rinse. Repeat. Forever.

      Even worse you can hardly ever tell from the job adverts which ones are boring and which ones are interesting. The number of times I've had conversations with agents that go along the lines of "You'll have to tell me what they actuall

      • I think London is where you and I part company. I definitely enjoy large cities and I loved London for the brief time I was there. Of course, I also have family and friends there, so that probably changes things a bit.

        • I think London is where you and I part company. I definitely enjoy large cities and I loved London for the brief time I was there. Of course, I also have family and friends there, so that probably changes things a bit.

          Oh I like London just fine. Indeed, I'm interviewing for a job on Wednesday that'll mean moving there:-)

          There's just a tendency with certain Londoners to think it's the centre of the universe and no culture exists outside of its environs. It was the rather unsubtle "Yes - the pay's not v