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Richard Erlacher
10/05/12 13:03
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Denver, Co

#188583 - I'm not so sure it's "odd" at all.
Responding to: Erik Malund's previous message
You've pointed out a critical weakness in the system, Erik. I've simply pointed out that there's quite a bit more that's unfortunate, if not equally weak, that's causing the loss of a lot of native talent, in some cases because HR people don't do their job, and, IMHO, are, in fact, unqualified to do it, as they lack the vocabulary, not to mention the necessary reading (cognitive) skills.

I've mentioned many times, the occasions on which HR people didn't recognize the link between ETHERNET and LAN, or between other buzzwords that are obvious to us in the industry, but not so obvious to people whose skills are in area of Facebook and Twitter, and who haven't read a nonfiction piece, whether on the www or at the library since before their last exams.

What I regret is that so many talented programmers are slinging hash or mopping floors in order to feed their families rather than creating the vastly better code that they can produce, rather than the degreed "professionals" that are doing it so badly.

The education industry has engaged in a "race to the bottom" against the advancing institutions in what we once considered the "developing world" in order to turn out people with the technical skills to do the job. Unfortunately, many such educational paths as they provide nowadays, leave out the "well-rounded" approach, incorporating the language arts such as reading with comprehension and writing communicatively, not to mention having read classic literature so that there's a shared cultural basis for those of a common language to exploit.

It's important that we share more than just definitions of electrical parameters, etc. It's also important that we know the correct syntax for the language with which we communicate with one another, not just that which we use when communicating with our computers.


List of 26 messages in thread
someone finally got it      Erik Malund      10/03/12 08:18      
   degrees      Mahmood Elnasser      10/03/12 10:33      
      what caught my attention was ....      Erik Malund      10/03/12 10:58      
         err, uh, well ...      Joseph Hebert      10/03/12 11:31      
            I have interviewed BS, MS recent grads ....      Erik Malund      10/03/12 13:27      
               ITT Tech & DeVry      Joseph Hebert      10/03/12 23:20      
                  BS to PhD      Mahmood Elnasser      10/04/12 02:11      
                     That's SO true       Richard Erlacher      10/04/12 10:19      
                  I'm not sure it's the institution rather than the graduate      Richard Erlacher      10/04/12 10:09      
                     I thins this is it      Erik Malund      10/04/12 10:35      
                        Been There, Done That      Neil Kurzman      10/05/12 10:23      
               I've interviewed a few ...       Richard Erlacher      10/04/12 10:00      
                  I remember      Erik Malund      10/04/12 10:09      
                     This is a common situation, and one that's not always good      Richard Erlacher      10/04/12 10:34      
                        this is odd      Erik Malund      10/04/12 10:39      
                           I'm not so sure it's "odd" at all.      Richard Erlacher      10/05/12 13:03      
                              freelancers      Mahmood Elnasser      10/05/12 14:21      
                                 Not really ...      Richard Erlacher      10/05/12 16:57      
                                    Its been interesting in England recently      Jez Smith      10/06/12 13:21      
                                       The problem with supply and Demand      Neil Kurzman      10/06/12 19:16      
                                          In this country      Jez Smith      10/06/12 23:56      
                                             earning living      Mahmood Elnasser      10/07/12 07:18      
                                             earning living      Mahmood Elnasser      10/07/12 07:18      
                                                the REAL problem is ...       Richard Erlacher      10/08/12 21:41      
                                       you work for ...      Andy Peters      10/10/12 17:59      
                                          Its interesting       Jez Smith      10/10/12 23:32      

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