This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Welcome to the free market! The good news is, the free market punishes stupidity. The bad news is, there's a lot of stupidity in the world, and sometimes the free market gets a little backed up on its rounds. :-) --Mark
May be we should not take job ad or what recuriter says too seriously. Two months ago, I saw a job ad at the www.washtech.com (the Washington Post) required "at least 9 years work experiece" in Java! Yesterday, a recruiter asked me what did I do at work. I answered: "J2EE". The recuriter said: "Hmmmm, this company you are working for has a nice name -- J2EE".
Erin: I too have seen advertisements like that - and have actually responded to them. The funny thing - it's usually a junior level recruiter or HR person - who has no idea about the market. Amazingly, they still want 3 or 4 yrs of experience for these $30K/yr posisitions. I laugh. If the market gets that low. I will go back into trucking. My last year in that game saw around $45K and that was in 1989.
John Coxey (email@example.com)
Evansville, Indiana, USA
Joined: Feb 22, 2001
Well I am not making big bucks but mine is an entry level job. I did reply to them ; but told them to go scratch... ersin