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I have been given UNIX work instead of Java-J2EE work. Should I clear that I am a java developer?

Satyaprakash Joshii
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I am a java developer. Now they are asking me to do Unix work in this project. I do not know UNIX but I have been given UNIX work instead of Java-J2EE work. Should I clear that I am a java developer?
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Satyaprakash Joshii wrote:I am a java developer. Now they are asking me to do Unix work in this project. I do not know UNIX but I have been given UNIX work instead of Java-J2EE work. Should I clear that I am a java developer?


Unix is an operating system, and not a programming language, so it would help us if you elaborate what you mean by Unix work. Are you just configuring the project to run on Unix?

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Satyaprakash Joshii wrote:I am a java developer. Now they are asking me to do Unix work in this project. I do not know UNIX but I have been given UNIX work instead of Java-J2EE work. Should I clear that I am a java developer?


Were you asked to write some shell scripting? You might want to take that as an opportunity to work on something new or?


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Satyaprakash Joshii
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Joe Harry wrote
Were you asked to write some shell scripting? You might want to take that as an opportunity to work on something new or?


It would be good to learn new things but the problem is that after this project onwards they might put me on unix scripting work only and that would become my line.
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Satyaprakash Joshii wrote:Joe Harry wrote
Were you asked to write some shell scripting? You might want to take that as an opportunity to work on something new or?


It would be good to learn new things but the problem is that after this project onwards they might put me on unix scripting work only and that would become my line.


Experience says you are better off than many others who have had to spend several months working on proprietary programming languages/platforms of the kinds that are used in only one company.

But how can they just 'put you on something'? In the interview didn't they explain what the work was like? Or did you not ask that question? What is your reason for not liking the Unix work? Do you know already what the work comprises of? Or are you just guessing? If you know that and you don't enjoy that work, you can explain to them that you enjoy working on something else more and that the current work doesn't motivate you so much. You'd like to advance your career in X direction or a Y direction and you want them to help you in a way that also aligns with their project goals or company goals or whatever that is. I mean you would have discussed things with them. Right? They also need time to plan things accordingly. Till then, it might be a good idea to work on the Unix platform and learn new stuff. After coming back home, continue with Java/J2EE - what can stop you? You have the weekends too. I am saying this cause from your post it seems like you're really passionate about working in Java/J2EE.

I don't know why you dislike Unix so much ( but I don't remember anything about Unix scripts - I think I had that in my university course but I can't remember what the scripts looked like ). I think Unix still popular. It's not a proprietary platform. So it will only add something nice to your skill-set. I don't see how that should be a problem.
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Satyaprakash,

So, in July your boss gave you training on CLoudera, and you didn't liike Big Data/Hadoop . Then in Sept, your boss told you to look for job outside, and now they are giving you "UNIX work" Maybe Big Data was better than UNIX, eh?

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Satyaprakash Joshii wrote:

It would be good to learn new things but the problem is that after this project onwards they might put me on unix scripting work only and that would become my line.


If that's how things work then given your Java background, you would have been given only Java work now. But that isn't the case, is it?

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Satyaprakash Joshii
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You might want to take that as an opportunity to work on something new or?


I totally agree to this and to other comments but the concern is that their expectations would be of a proficient 6 year experienced developer. People dealing with delivery would just want work within thin deadlines and they would not be concerned to know that I am just a beginner in unix.
 
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