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A job's a job for all that..

KR Campbell
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Joined: Mar 26, 2004
Posts: 124
Just been offered a contract job for less money than I used to earn humping crates around in a warehouse answering the phones and logging calls on an IT helpdesk.. and they insist that I need to run a car. Isn't progress great.
I calculate :
15 years in previous career.(which wasn't in a warehouse, BTW)
3 years getting a degree in IS
2 years to get first job in new career at lowest possible level

= further 42 years until I climb to the dizzying heights of junior programmer. Good job they are planning to end age discrimination.
Tim Baker
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Joined: Oct 04, 2003
Posts: 541
Well, starting at the bottom can be frustrating, but I'm sure if you've got lots of other good experience and skills, once you prove yourself as a great developer, you'll find you can get better prospects than those junior programmers


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