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What sort of benefits do you currently enjoy? What benefits are most attractive to you? What sort of benefits can smaller, less wealthy companies realistically offer their top developers?

The good

  • 4 weeks vacation (Very, very enticing for me)
  • Flexible hours
  • 40 hours weeks
  • Excellent supporting services (phone/data/furniture/etc)
  • Good salary

The Bad

  • Absurd bureaucratic rules. (4 asset numbers for each computer!)
  • Managers incentives are to burn out employees and over promise on projects. No manager accountability
  • Culture of impossible to meet schedules imposed from outside.
  • Too many cooks on each project
  • Very poor career advancement
  • Very poor correlation between performance and reward

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    Nothing is too wonderful to be true
    -- Michael Faraday


    In reply to Re: On Finding, Hiring, Inspiring and Keeping by freddo411
    in thread On Finding, Hiring, Inspiring and Keeping by eyepopslikeamosquito

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[Corion]: hippo: If you have a Unicode-wise Perl then likely some zero-width characters in $x would work. Maybe $x = "\x{200b}" works.
[Corion]: Hmm - no, that outputs 1 for me on 5.14 - perl -wle "my $x = qq(\x{200b}); warn $x; warn length $x"
[hippo]: Smart - I'll give that a go. Thanks.
[hippo]: Ah
[Corion]: But maybe there is some other Unicode string that will be true but have a zero width
[hippo]: For explanation, I've seen this construct in someone else's code (no names, no pack drill) and couldn't think of a situation to trigger it.
[Corion]: You'll have to look somewhere esoteric for that. Maybe some tied variable or special dualvar can also trigger that. But it's certainly not a common occurrence
[Corion]: And on 5.20, the following also outputs no find:perl -wle 'for my $x ("\x{2000}".."\ x{1fffff}") { if( $x && ! length $x ) { warn qq(<$x>); warn length $x; die } }'
[Corion]: (this time on Unix)
[hippo]: Understood. I'll have to go through the code and see if it's doing anything fancy with ties, dual-vars or non-scalars. In the end, it's probably a bug though.

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