http://www.perlmonks.org?node_id=1221963

While searching for "eyetee"-related jobs in my area, I was surprised to see a number of listings for Perl developers. After looking at one, I was no longer surprised:

We need someone to come in and Crack open, modify, and replace some old code written in Perl.
Translation: some idiot who worked here 15 years ago wrote a bunch of Perl scripts that our entire system runs on, and none of our current staff can decipher them.

Offered extremely flexible hours, full-time or part-time, or even a work-from-home arrangement. Really made me appreciate how valuable our arcane art is.

And they all scoffed at me for claiming that Perl is still marketable in $current_year...


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"Structurally, Perl is a brainf*ck comparable to that of brainf*ck."