*Be forewarned, I don't know shit about the shit I'm talking about, but I'm going to pretend I do.
Originally Posted by Casper
Oh I do, believe me.
And I only interview vetted candidates with degrees and experience. Its like "good god man, did anyone ever tell you not to pick your nose and drool in between mumbling unintelligible answers to simple yes-no questions?"
And these people want $80k to start. No on-call, and weekends and holidays off. Full work from home priveledges. An office. And they are serious.
Hey, when I get out of school, I'll settle for $79.99999K and all that other stuff.
*mumbles unintelligible "answers" to questions that aren't even questions...*
Originally Posted by 01WhiteCobra
For my programmers I have a simple test to weed them out.
Sort of like a take home test. If we're hiring C++/Java programmers they have to create a standalone app to help organize a CD collection. If they are webbers an online application to manage CD collections (either JSP or ASP).
I use to do it in house but the failure rate was too high (sit down at this computer, all documentation, all internet available.) We moved to making it a 1 week take home test and the failure rate is still 75%.
Either you've got a fancy pants, uber 'spensive CD collection, you're giving them some tricky rules they have to follow, or that's just plain sad.
Originally Posted by mikeb
We inherited a vb
asp/.net project awhile ago that was done in india but not finished. vb
.net is an object oriented language in that you can create and inherit from objects to reuse code. Their idea of code reuse was to use cut & paste. I found the same block of code in dozens of modules; it could have simply been added to the base object, or another object could have been created for the express purpose of what this code did. Nope, cut & paste was used (and it was used A LOT). To some degree i'm seeing that a lot of businesses that jumped on the outsourcing bandwagon are now pulling back because they are not getting their money's worth.
Haha, that's called redundancy!