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Re: Biggest clue you don't want the job you're offered

by pandr (Acolyte)
on Apr 16, 2001 at 11:45 UTC ( #72786=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Biggest clue you don't want the job you're offered

Reading this thread I got to think of a certain fortune cookie. It goes like this:

"I went to a job interview the other day, the guy asked me if I had any questions, I said yes, just one: If you're in a car traveling at the speed of light and you turn your headlights on, does anything happen? He said he couldn't answer that, I told him sorry, but I couldn't work for him then."
-- Steven Wright

It is a joke, of course, but I find that it holds quite a bit of truth in it. It is the tradition that the (potential) boss quizzes you to find out if your skills are ok. But (for me, at least) it is also important to find you if my new boss (and my new co-workers) are smart guys (and gals). Chances are, that if you are the kind of person who reads Knuth for fun, you will be happy and work effectively with other people who share your interests. I am not bashing people who find physics or math boring -- just saying that people with similar interests usually communicate more effectively and hence have more fun at work.
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[Lady_Aleena]: pcre stands for 'Perl Compatible Regular Expressions'.
[erix]: ok, ok, I thought you meant the engine
[perldigious]: Tanktalus: Ha, understandable, that does make it harder when you don't want to move. I assume you are looking at remote work from home jobs too?
[Tanktalus]: yeah, I'm looking at a lot of remote work - I've been working from home since 2002, so I know how to do the work from remote, I just need a new employer ;)
[Lady_Aleena]: Discipulus, I wouldn't know how to get a script to do what the greps do in one line.
[perldigious]: Even working for a large software engineering contractor that's willing to do remote could be an option. The fortune 500 company at $job-- I worked for had quite a lot of that work to hire out to large contractors.
[perldigious]: The pay and benifits leave a lot to be desired though, or so I've heard...
[Lady_Aleena]: Discipulus, grep doesn't have an option to go recursively through a directory as far as I know.
[Your Mother]: I work remotely and my pay and benefits are quite nice. :P
[choroba]: Lady_Aleena Perl's grep is not related to directories

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