after two years it is time to call a spade a spade. things are not getting better. they are still getting worse. i predict a dramatic increase in robberies, suicides, etc. as more and more people run out of options.
a collegue who is looking for a new job just told me that the United States are giving away Green Cards for german IT personal. In the newsgroups and discussion forums (in the nationals I visit, too) there are lots of discussions about the crisis. Perhaps we should move to politics/ public administration. There seems to be jobs which does not demand too much attention, so we can visit the ranch, program a little and read some good books. And maybe participate in some open source projects. I gave up to understand all this. Labour market is anarchy. [ July 22, 2002: Message edited by: Axel Janssen ]
This phenomenon is everywhere.Not only you, but everybody is affected in his/her country which has agreed to WTO,Globalization etc etc.Finally we should remember that majority of Software Industry falls under service sector and not manufacturing sector i.e. Even if there are no chating application,web services, life goes on for most of the people in the world. More the software services, its price will get diminished until it becomes commodity. 25 years back ,knowledge of assembly,C would have gotten me job anywhere bcos software industry was at initial phase,but now less than 1% of people might have been working on software which involves C,assembly.As technology becomes advanced, importance of the person decreases.
Originally posted by Axel Janssen: Perhaps we should move to politics/ public administration. There seems to be jobs which does not demand too much attention, so we can visit the ranch, program a little and read some good books. And maybe participate in some open source projects.
You don't know how right you are.. I'm a "public servant", have a Java development job with benefits and security, and have spent the last few weeks reading JavaRanch, studying up for my SCJP, and working on SourceForge to keep my skills current, since there's nothing for me to do. And my department is still hiring! It's not a bad option, once you get tired enough of being unemployed to embrace the monotony. g. [ July 23, 2002: Message edited by: Garann Rose Means ]
You don't know how right you are.. [...] It's not a bad option, once you get tired enough of being unemployed to embrace the monotony. g. [ July 23, 2002: Message edited by: Garann Rose Means ]
Garann, I really think about it. German administration is hiring. Never thought to end there. I believe in free market. No problems with customers. But I am tired of the stupidity mixed with ignorance mixed with arogance mixed with runing deficits inside of corporate germany, IT. Perhaps they let us open a java-in-the-administration forum. Axel
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