I do indeed know the feeling: I just graduated (Master's in Chemistry) and am looking for a six-month contract job (I have a permanent job which starts in March 2003.) This is proving to be an immensely hard and trying process. Indeed I have resorted to the hideously unethical practice of applying for permanent jobs and not telling that I will be leaving in six months (something which does not sit well with my sense of ethics, but I am having little choice. OTOH, if I wasn't cutting the mustard or times were hared ,they'd get rid of me in a second so you pays your money and you takes your choice.)
The market sucks badly at the moment and we allegedl have a 'skills shortage' in the UK, which increasingly means to me that they just want to pay programmers less.
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- Pete McCarthy, McCarthy's Bar
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