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May
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comment What is better, MBA vs MIS, right after grad or gap?
+1 for pointing out the factory line worker syndrome ...I'm a human being damn it!
May
2
answered What is better, MBA vs MIS, right after grad or gap?
Apr
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answered Is it better to be specialized in a few areas or have general abilities in many?
Mar
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comment How do managers know if a person is a good or a bad programmer?
gee thanks... if so that'd be my very first meme. In case it's not obvious to anyone, it derives from the 'herding cats' analogy.
Mar
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answered How do managers know if a person is a good or a bad programmer?
Jan
31
comment Recruiters intentionally present one good candidate for an available job
@Jeff well maybe, but I think that would be unintentional and entirely dependent on the quality of the candidates they had in front of them... if they had 2 candidates that looked equally good it would be mad to deliberately hold back one of them and instead send a couple of weaker candidates in their place. When you're down to a handful of candidates, the final choice is the hiring company's problem/responsibility.
Jan
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answered How do I (tactfully) tell my project manager or lead developer that the project's codebase needs serious work?
Jan
29
answered Why are a seemingly disproportionate amount of programmers just, well, not nice?
Jan
26
comment Need advice: Staying techie or going the MBA way?
excellent... I will be an avid follower of your blog. What I hate about not being technical - watching the architects, programmers and testers leave a room you've had them in for the last 3 hours to hash out a problem knowing they will be having a ball in that way we all understand from making something work, while I DON'T. What I hate about being technical, standing back & watching some twat screw things up when I know I can do it better... ker-splat (that was my brain imploding)
Jan
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comment Recruiters intentionally present one good candidate for an available job
The second recruiter was most likely mad about missing out on the bigger commission he was hoping for - it's right he should have told you to keep him in the negotiation... probably would have got you more money. If it works for footballers, it might as well work for you.
Jan
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comment Recruiters intentionally present one good candidate for an available job
+1 for cultivating the very very few good recruiters out there - their work is brutal, I know I couldn't do it.
Jan
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answered Recruiters intentionally present one good candidate for an available job
Jan
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answered Need advice: Staying techie or going the MBA way?
Jan
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answered Career Advice: Change from developer to tester
Jan
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comment Project Manager that wants to lock in time estimate with a signed contract
@bold Sorry. I know it was a loooong post, and it won't always be like that but this was a topic dear to my heart - enough to turn from long time listener to first time caller. I only bolded to mark out where to go for the counter strategy & skip the guff. Plus I used paragraphs the way the English language was designed before the internet even ;-) You can just scan the first line of each one to get a general jist.
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Jan
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answered When is Java a good choice for web development?
Jan
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answered Project Manager that wants to lock in time estimate with a signed contract