Weekend Discussion

Friday February 25th, 2000

Most of our readers have jobs doing computer-related work. Not all of those readers find their jobs enjoyable. If you could have your ideal job in a computer-related field, what would it be? If you are in your ideal job, tell us why it is ideal. Related to that, how many hours a week do you work, and do you think it's reasonable? What would you consider a reasonable work week? We're interested in getting an international cross-section, so if you live outside the US, we'd love to hear from you as well.

#5 Starting A New Job soon--

by SomeSmartAss

Friday February 25th, 2000 12:55 PM

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R&D for a Pre-IPO. They've developed a suite of firewall friendly interactive/real-time web site monitoring type software using Java Applets. They're hiring me to "push the Limits of JavaScript" to create more thin-client friendly versions of there products. This comes after being involved in the 4-year long merger of two IT companies, and being given the run-around on when/where I'd be able to ply my internet skills.

>>>Yes, we'd love to look into that sort of business. We'll put you on our New Tech Comittee. Actually, we're scraping the Comittee, to cut down on cross company redundancy; and besides, your in Company A, and in our new business model, its Company B who's doing that kind of work, so we'll transfer you to thier IS dept. No wait, I know you've just done all the paperwork, but the IS deparments are merging into one, so you'll just have to wait a bit longer. Oh well, we're not focussing on that aspect in you region just yet, because we want to focus on Y2K work (oh-- you DON'T have COBOL??).<<<

That's my last four years of profesional life there. I'm itching to start my new job.