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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • 6 months ago I was able to walk out of a job, and find another senior role, with better pay, prospects and technology (including R&D and possible decent training), and they were a good outfit to work for.

    Unfortunately I had to leave because of problems with my wife's health that required me to work from home - although they were very reasonable and if it wasn't so bad I could probably have stayed.

    Anyway - I found a contractor position where I was able to work from home pretty quickly, and although I may
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    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
  • The problem isn't jobs or canditates, it's the arseholes in the middle that understand neither candidate or position, that screw everything up.

    A friend at a major UK clearning bank told me off two positions at one of their major non-London data-centres. They need a "hacker", someone who is able to function on VAX, Solaris or Windows, someone with initiative, someone who is able to think and select the best tool and apply it rather than a thoughtless one solution fits all drone.

    Management is in fits on h

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    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
  • With more than 10 years experience, if you aren't in management or wanting to be on the management track, you either find jobs advertising for that 'senior' person who is either a glorified systems babysitter or up to their ass in alligators left behind by the last guy who was smart enough to get the hell out while the going was good before the music stops and the chairs are all gone. Even then, when you do get an interesting problem, many places just want the quick fix instead of the nuanced analysis and

  • the job is about getting non techies' things done

    This is something I've recently realized is why I'm frustrated with how things are going in my life. I'm not doing anything, I'm doing what enables others to do things. And I think I'm smart/valuable enough that I should be doing things.