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Which best describes how long until you plan to be looking for a new job?

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Am currently looking
  28% 65 votes
3 months
  1% 4 votes
6 months
  5% 13 votes
1 year
  8% 20 votes
2 or more years
  7% 16 votes
don't plan to leave
  29% 66 votes
I don't need to work (retired, wealthy, mother's basement)
  15% 35 votes
other - specify
  3% 7 votes
226 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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  • (Score: 1) by Sulla on Friday October 06, @07:40PM (1 child)

    by Sulla (5173) on Friday October 06, @07:40PM (#578274) Journal

    New Job or new Employer? I doubt I will ever be switching employers but may be applying for better positions.

    • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Ethanol-fueled on Saturday October 07, @01:02AM

      by Ethanol-fueled (2792) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 07, @01:02AM (#578421) Homepage Journal

      Here at Boston Dynamics those who haven't already left are waiting for the bad news. We've resorted to passing the time by affixing blades to the robots and programming them to attack each other before sic'ing them loose in the parking lot. There's a healthy betting pool because of all the Asians who work there, although that causes problems with break-room stink.

      There is a bright side to being a failing business, though -- Eric Schmidt and Sergei Brin no longer stop by to pick coins out of our Koi pond. Not that we have any koi left, the Asian contingent ate them all.

  • (Score: 4, Funny) by realDonaldTrump on Friday October 06, @09:56PM (15 children)

    by realDonaldTrump (6614) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 06, @09:56PM (#578356) Homepage Journal

    My goals will take 9 or 10 years to accomplish. Forced retirement kicks in before then. That rule was made for LOSERS! The forced retirement has to go. #RepealThe22nd

    • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 07, @03:08AM (5 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 07, @03:08AM (#578462)

      I was really hoping Sarah Palin could be secretary of state, making her most qualified to run for president. Remember that she was mocked for her concern about Russia by the same democrats who now are all bothered by Russia. Palin knew.

      The campaign would be lots of fun. Every time a hate-filled movie star or pop star says something negative, we could call them "sexist". We could say "I'm with Her". Maybe we could get old "I'm with Her" campaign stuff at a discount, sort of recycling it.

      There would be minor differences. After all, we do want Palin to actually win, and of course everything has to be conservative. Palin is capable of shattering the glass ceiling. She has guns.

      • (Score: 1, Troll) by Ethanol-fueled on Sunday October 08, @01:35AM (3 children)

        by Ethanol-fueled (2792) Subscriber Badge on Sunday October 08, @01:35AM (#578730) Homepage Journal

        I'd still be voting Democrat if they didn't go full-retard with free speech and keep pandering to obnoxious minorities rather than the bread-and-butter Americans.

        Well, San Franciscans and Los Angelinos have to be able to afford their fine-dining and housemaids somehow. Fortunately, since California is enacting their sanctuary state law, we are going to see a lot more workplace (and hopefully even checkpoint) immigration sweeps.

        Watching the desperate thrashing of the liberal establishment is pretty encouraging, though. They're becoming so unhinged that they're falling apart at the seams, and the big thing about their predicament is they didn't learn a goddamn single lesson from it all. Trump has disappointed on a few things but I think he's doing a great job and I am proud to have voted for him.

        • (Score: 4, Touché) by DeathMonkey on Wednesday October 11, @11:36PM

          by DeathMonkey (1380) on Wednesday October 11, @11:36PM (#580848) Journal

          Stupid Democrats, always calling the free-press the enemy of the people and threatening to revoke FCC licenses for any channels that criticize them!

          When will the free speech Republicans step in to stop this nonsense?

        • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 13, @11:49PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 13, @11:49PM (#582077)

          They're becoming so unhinged that they're falling apart at the seams, and the big thing about their predicament is they didn't learn a goddamn single lesson from it all.

          You're confused. The "liberals" are doing just fine. It's the Republicans that are falling apart trying to get Whiny Little Bitch to work with them.

          Trump has disappointed on a few things...

          And the Gross understatement of the millennium award goes to... *drum roll* Ethanol-Fueled! Please collect your prize!

          ...but I think he's doing a great job...

          Not hard to impress you, is it? Tell me, what, exactly, is he doing a "great" job at, other than causing more division in this country than ever before and bringing us to the brink of a nuclear exchange with North Korea?

          ...and I am proud to have voted for him.

          Don't forget your sign when you leave the house. That MAGA hat will do nicely. Thanks.

          • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 22, @03:12AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 22, @03:12AM (#585854)

            For those who missed Bill Engvall's act (back when he was funny):
            Here's Your Sign [google.com]

            -- OriginalOwner_ [soylentnews.org]

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 22, @03:16AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 22, @03:16AM (#585855)

        You know, she does have more experience than Trump, and she'd do a waaaaaay better job all in all. I fundamentally disagree with her positions (maybe except on getting rid of gun control, assuming she'd go as far as I would there), but I mean, fuck. I told myself I'd never vote R team again, but you know what?, run Sarah Palin against Trump in 2020 (there's precedent for something like that, yes?), and I'll vote Palin.

        But we both know it'll be Darth Pence in 2024.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10, @02:30PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10, @02:30PM (#579816)

      Then stay off twitter... It makes you look like an idiot.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by TheLink on Thursday October 12, @05:16AM (5 children)

      by TheLink (332) on Thursday October 12, @05:16AM (#580985) Journal
      Term limits are undemocratic. Most of the same arguments for term limits can be used against democracy.

      If elections are broken the solution is to fix them not set term limits.
      • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 13, @06:09PM (4 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 13, @06:09PM (#581916)

        The U.S. is not a Democracy. Get over it.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 25, @08:47AM (3 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 25, @08:47AM (#587310)
          Get over it? Nah, maybe we should regime change the U. S. and replace it with a democratic government ;).
          • (Score: 1) by Sulla on Thursday October 26, @07:31PM (2 children)

            by Sulla (5173) on Thursday October 26, @07:31PM (#587963) Journal

            I am quite happy with a constitutional republic.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 27, @01:26AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 27, @01:26AM (#588084)

              "constitutional republic" and democracy aren't mutual exclusive.

            • (Score: 2) by fyngyrz on Sunday October 29, @05:05PM

              by fyngyrz (6567) Subscriber Badge on Sunday October 29, @05:05PM (#589113) Homepage Journal

              I am quite happy with a constitutional republic.

              I suspect I would be, too. If we had one. The oligarchy we do have, however, I am not happy with.

              --
              The eyes are the windows to the soul.
              Sunglasses are the window shades.
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 18, @05:26PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 18, @05:26PM (#584017)

      Land of the Jobless, Home of the Homeless.

      Fuck your shit cuntry, Mr President-Incompetent.

    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Wednesday October 25, @05:52PM

      by DannyB (5839) on Wednesday October 25, @05:52PM (#587467)

      Any sufficiently advanced satire is indistinguishable from a Trump speech.

      In hindsight, a Trump-Palin ticket would have given us more comedy than Trump-Pence.

  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 07, @03:15AM (20 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 07, @03:15AM (#578465)

    Perhaps I can help...

    Southeast USA including: Texas (Austin and San Antonio), Virginia (Arlington and Dulles), Alabama (Huntsville), Florida (beach east of Melbourne), South Carolina (Greenville), Maryland (Annapolis Junction), and possibly others, all on-site. Citizenship is a job requirement.

    We do emulators, JIT, hypervisors, stuff like valgrind, debuggers, manual disassembly, binary static analysis, parsers, and assembly. We write our own low-level tools, frequently in C99 to run on Linux. We also use IDA Pro, qemu, Simics, JTAG debuggers, gdb, Coverity, KlocWork, LLVM, and so on. Easily transferable skills include those related to compilers, kernel drivers, embedded RTOSes, vectorizing, firmware, VxWorks BSP development, symbolic execution, boot loaders, software verification, concolic testing, abstract interpretation, satisfiability (SAT, SMT) solvers, and decompilers. We work with more than a dozen architectures including PowerPC/ppc/POWER, MIPS, ARMv8/Thumb2/AArch64, x86-64/x64/Intel, DSPs, and microcontrollers. We hire from no-degree to PhD. Common degrees include Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics.

    We don't normally work overtime, and we get paid more if we do. We're never expected to take work home or be on call. Because of the citizenship requirement, there is no chance that the work will be outsourced. Flex-time is fairly extreme; some do randomish hours.

    Location hint: Pick Arlington for a car-free life. Pick Florida or Texas to live in a place with no state income tax. Pick Florida for almost no traffic or commute, surfing, and houses that commonly go for $100,000 to $400,000.

    You can email me at users.sf.net, with account name albert.

    • (Score: 4, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 07, @02:49PM (17 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 07, @02:49PM (#578583)

      You don't fool me. I've been looking long enough to know that all job postings are fake, including yours. Go fuck yourself.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 07, @09:58PM (16 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 07, @09:58PM (#578665)

        I can't imagine why nobody has hired you. :-)

        I think most of the fake job postings are H1B visa fraud, which is not applicable due to the US citizenship requirement.

        • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 07, @10:52PM (15 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 07, @10:52PM (#578685)

          "Well your resume looks good, you have the educational background, years of experience in the field, your skills are a match for the position, but I just have one question. Why aren't you working now?"
          "I'm not working because nobody is hiring."
          "Yeah but why aren't you working?"
          "I am looking for work. I have been looking for work for years, and I just haven't found anything yet."
          "Sure but why aren't you working?"
          "I would be working, if only anyone were hiring."
          "So why aren't you working?"
          "Are you actually hiring anyone, anyone at all? Exactly how fraudulent is the fake job I applied for?"
          "Why aren't you working?"
          "You know what, fuck you."

          • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 08, @12:05AM (3 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 08, @12:05AM (#578701)

            The impasse between the Employed and the Unemployed is so strong, the last time I interviewed for a job (last week no less), the interviewer told to get lost and go get a job.

            • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @08:23PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @08:23PM (#579399)

              Good call today, let's play hang up on the loser ...

              "Hello I'm calling because the resume you submitted is incomplete. It's missing your most recent job."
              "No, the resume is complete, since I'm not currently working."
              "... I'm sorry ... I have ... an urgent call on the other line."
              "I sincerely doubt that you do."
              "Goodbye!"

            • (Score: 2) by Thexalon on Thursday October 12, @05:53PM (1 child)

              by Thexalon (636) Subscriber Badge on Thursday October 12, @05:53PM (#581244) Homepage

              There's also impasse with people like myself who have switched from full-time to contract and are considering going back to full-time again. I was told that they weren't interested in hiring me because I had too many interests outside of coding, and too entrepreneurial. In other words, they were afraid I was going to bolt if I was treated badly.

              Of course, I will bolt if I'm treated badly. I can afford to do that. The solution to that problem is, of course, not to treat your employees badly.

              --
              If you act on pie in the sky, you're likely to get pie in the face.
              • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 22, @03:20AM

                by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 22, @03:20AM (#585856)

                Just imagine how common this would be if USA had universal healthcare that wasn't tied to a job/workplace.

                -- OriginalOwner_ [soylentnews.org]

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 08, @01:58PM (3 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 08, @01:58PM (#578877)

            "Why aren't you working?"
            "Well, I've look at some jobs outside my field, but they're all worried I'll be looking to leave for a job within my field from day 1. From that experience, I've decided to keep focusing within my field which does limit my opportunities."

            • (Score: 3, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 08, @09:47PM (2 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 08, @09:47PM (#578995)

              Prejudice against the unemployed means a layoff is a ticket to permanent unemployment for life, and there is a race to the bottom where the end goal is full unemployment. With no possible way to find work, all Americans will be expected to use their second amendment freedoms to kill themselves. Then immigrants will take over the country.

              • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Thexalon on Thursday October 12, @06:08PM (1 child)

                by Thexalon (636) Subscriber Badge on Thursday October 12, @06:08PM (#581256) Homepage

                That's not the plan at all. These people know full well that their fortunes and comforts depend on the work that everyone else does, and that work won't happen if we're all dead. They can only get rid of us all once they've replaced all those employees with robots, and we're still a ways away from that. So, in the absence of robots, they want the next-best thing, which is slaves. And you only get that if the society outside of that slavery is so bad that slavery is actually preferable because you get room and board. You still want that seething mass of not-enslaved people begging to be enslaved, because that way when one of your slaves dies you can immediately get another one. And you also want that seething mass of not-enslaved people with a cross-section of valuable skills so you don't have any kind of delays because you let your hairdresser die or something.

                Immigration only matters insofar as they want this on a global scale. That way, you don't get, say, a nation that isn't living like this getting all uppity and invading your country, where they immediately gain the support of that seething mass who would just love to get rid of their masters.

                The mistake a lot of people make is assuming that because they're white and middle class, they're on the inside of the castle, when in fact they're on the outside.

                --
                If you act on pie in the sky, you're likely to get pie in the face.
                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 22, @03:43AM

                  by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 22, @03:43AM (#585859)

                  No. A slave has to be fed and housed and given medical attention when he is physically unable to work.
                  A slave is property.
                  ...and slaves can (pro)create more slaves.

                  An employee is an easily-replaced cog in the machine.
                  His wages can be cut, benefits cut (if those even exist), and his job can be sent to another town|county|state|region|country|continent if that will improve profits for The Ownership Class.
                  The air, water, soil, and people of the town in which the employee lives and works can be poisoned (by the employer, who lives elsewhere) via irresponsible production methods and externalized costs.

                  Even serfs|peasants|peons|churls|vassals|bondsmen under Feudalism had Noblesse Oblige where the Lord had a duty to the people who were bonded to his land.

                  Capitalism left that behind.

                  people [...] assuming that because they're white and middle class, they're on the inside

                  Yup.
                  60 Percent Of USAians Spend More Than They Earn In Order To Get Essential Needs (2017; up from 55 percent in 2015) [googleusercontent.com] (orig) [commondreams.org]

                  -- OriginalOwner_ [soylentnews.org]

          • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @04:42PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @04:42PM (#579307)

            This sounds very much like the jobs I would see slipped in to the various advertisements when utilizing computers without ad blocking, but perhaps not owned by me but from behind public IP addresses I would frequently utilize.

            Mixed in with the results, I would see some quite specific positions for someone with my skills with the CIA, the FBI, the NSA, and other related services. Which also had citizenship requirements and had locations listed quite similar to yours.

          • (Score: 2) by TheRaven on Tuesday October 10, @03:46PM (5 children)

            by TheRaven (270) on Tuesday October 10, @03:46PM (#579857) Journal
            Try this reply:

            "My last job was so well paid that I was able to take a year or two off. I decided to do this and learn about some of the new technologies that I hadn't been able to use in my last job."

            --
            sudo mod me up
            • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10, @05:49PM (3 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10, @05:49PM (#579924)

              "You say you've been working on some projects for the past couple years. Were these projects for clients? Who were you working for? Nobody? So you don't have any experience with the new technologies."

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 14, @05:19PM (2 children)

                by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 14, @05:19PM (#582340)

                Then try this. For the past two years I've been working in a stealth mode pre-IPO, equity heavy compensation start-up, learning technologies and building products I can't tell you about without a NDA.

                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @05:24AM (1 child)

                  by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @05:24AM (#585116)

                  For the past two years I have been working on projects which violate the terms of service for five corporations. Were I to publicize my trade secrets, the very best outcome would be that the affected corporations would react to make everything I have worked for completely useless. Or they could sue me. At worst, I could be facing criminal charges. I know this because a guy was working on something similar, and he made news, and the affected corporation reacted to thwart him. [All of the preceding is true.] So I can tell you about my work in confidence, but it might be best for everyone if the details remain unknown.

                  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 30, @05:27PM

                    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 30, @05:27PM (#589548)

                    At worst, I could be facing criminal charges.

                    Legal liability!! GTFO. You're not a quality hire.

            • (Score: 2) by driven on Thursday October 12, @03:07PM

              by driven (6295) on Thursday October 12, @03:07PM (#581160)

              Must feel good, not being beholden to any company for that length of time.

    • (Score: 1) by Ethanol-fueled on Sunday October 08, @01:41AM

      by Ethanol-fueled (2792) Subscriber Badge on Sunday October 08, @01:41AM (#578732) Homepage Journal

      Security clearance required? No thanks. Many nerd-types who are autistic-enough to be good at that stuff don't want to work in dreary, paranoid, low-ceilinged environments where, in the all-hands security meetings, they tell you that one of the warning signs of a spy is "likes to work alone" or just "got a new nice wristwatch while driving a beat-up car."

      I'm fucking dead-serious about this. And keep in mind my comments in a previous discussion about how civilians who have clearances are real fucking weirdos. Like, just chugged a whole pot of coffee and bottle of SSRIs kinda weirdos. And every 25 feet down the hallways is some kind of paranoid poster about Snowden or Manning, or what to do with active shooters or some such nonsense.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 11, @01:29PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 11, @01:29PM (#580447)

      The few and the proud https://www.fsf.org/resources/jobs [fsf.org]

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 07, @01:13PM (12 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 07, @01:13PM (#578567)

    All I got for my trouble was that goop "This resource is no longer valid. Please return to the beginning and try again."

    • (Score: 0, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 07, @11:00PM (10 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 07, @11:00PM (#578687)

      The ass munching salad tossers who run this shit site are saving a few precious pennies by serving pages from a cache which breaks the fucking poll submission form. Just put some random cache busting shit in the url to bypass the cache before you vote.

      Fuck SN moron asshole cunts.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 08, @10:10AM (8 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 08, @10:10AM (#578830)

        Thanks for the explanation and suggestion. I think I sense slight dislike on your part, how come? I think generally saving pennies is a good thing.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 08, @07:31PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 08, @07:31PM (#578942)

          Maybe because I see this shit happen all the time when "new management" arrives, declares "we're going to run this site cheaper" and then they do absolutely nothing to optimize anything. Instead they cut the hardware budget and compensate by throwing "web accelerators" at the inevitable performance problems which occur. "MORE CACHE" is every blithering idiot's answer to everything when they have no fucking clue about how the codebase works.

        • (Score: 3, Funny) by Ethanol-fueled on Sunday October 08, @08:37PM (6 children)

          by Ethanol-fueled (2792) Subscriber Badge on Sunday October 08, @08:37PM (#578963) Homepage Journal

          Counselor Troi, is that you?

          • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Gaaark on Monday October 09, @12:09AM (5 children)

            by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Monday October 09, @12:09AM (#579036) Homepage Journal

            GOD I hated her: the alien/enemy is yelling at the view screen and she comes out with "I sense anger".

            Or I just hated NG all together. Yeah, could be.

            Her only decent episode was where she finally learned that Command meant sometimes you had to order Geordie to die for a cause.

            --
            --- That's not flying: that's... falling... with more luck than I have. ---
            • (Score: 2) by acid andy on Monday October 09, @11:24AM (4 children)

              by acid andy (1683) on Monday October 09, @11:24AM (#579238)

              GOD I hated her: the alien/enemy is yelling at the view screen and she comes out with "I sense anger".

              Wow, I always thought it was just me. Thank you!

              Thinking about it when you combine that with Wesley Crusher amongst other things, there's a lot of scope for irritation in TNG. TOS seems to avoid having any long term irritating characters.

              I plan to watch all of TNG from start to finish soon. You've reminded me I'm going to get more than I bargained for. Still, I much prefer it to soap opera in space, DS9.

              --
              Make hay whilst the intervening mass is insufficient to inhibit the perceived intensity of incoming solar radiation.
              • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Monday October 09, @04:16PM (3 children)

                by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Monday October 09, @04:16PM (#579299) Homepage Journal

                At least with Wesley there was a drinking game. With her there's just her and her annoying mother (Dog forgive me: i liked her in TOS). Everything about her is just ERRRK!

                I tried to rewatch NG but couldn't. The first couple episodes just made me want to vomit they are all so stiff and wooden and "I sense the alien is looking at my cleavage". I watched it for a while when it first came out because --STAR TREK--
                after a while, i just stopped watching.

                --
                --- That's not flying: that's... falling... with more luck than I have. ---
                • (Score: 2) by acid andy on Monday October 09, @06:13PM (1 child)

                  by acid andy (1683) on Monday October 09, @06:13PM (#579348)

                  Ah no I liked a bit of Lwaxana - sexy, domineering older woman mmmmmm

                  --
                  Make hay whilst the intervening mass is insufficient to inhibit the perceived intensity of incoming solar radiation.
                  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10, @06:08PM

                    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10, @06:08PM (#579939)

                    You must like the Female Changeling. Domineering, manipulative, age indeterminate, alters her physical appearance to conform to your idea of sexy. Foreplay involves occupying your home and declaring war on your neighbors.

                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 13, @07:00PM

                  by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 13, @07:00PM (#581946)

                  what's wrong with you?
                  I keep trying to watch the original series and it's just so bad that I give up.
                  Everyone except for McCoy and Uhura is wooden and awkward.
                  And Wesley Crusher is just as ridiculously intense as kirk, so stop complaining.

      • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Monday October 09, @08:59PM

        by DeathMonkey (1380) on Monday October 09, @08:59PM (#579417) Journal

        Whew! For a minute there I thought you might OVER react to the inconvenience of clicking a link again.

        Good thing we missed that bullet!

    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Wednesday October 25, @05:53PM

      by DannyB (5839) on Wednesday October 25, @05:53PM (#587469)

      If this site's servers were powered by clean coal, that would not happen.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 08, @10:15PM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 08, @10:15PM (#579003)

    Is anyone else concerned that so many people on a techie website are looking for work?

    • (Score: 2) by mendax on Sunday October 08, @10:20PM

      by mendax (2840) on Sunday October 08, @10:20PM (#579004)

      This does not necessarily mean that all these people are unemployed. It just means they're looking for another job. However, that statistic did make me think a bit.

      --
      It's really quite a simple choice: Life, Death, or Los Angeles.
    • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @05:31PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @05:31PM (#579328)

      There are no jobs. There is a fundamental disconnect between job creators (who never hire anyone) and job seekers (who never find work). We should all pity the poor desperate job creators who simply cannot find that perfect-fit candidate who is a purple-haired lesbian black/latina veteran drone-pilot.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @09:33PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @09:33PM (#579439)

        You jest, but that is what the market demands. It doesn't have to be realistic. But businesses can get in real trouble these days if they don't at least appear to be fighting against the skewed demographics in our profession.

    • (Score: 4, Interesting) by TheRaven on Tuesday October 10, @03:48PM

      by TheRaven (270) on Tuesday October 10, @03:48PM (#579859) Journal
      Sample bias. Everyone with a real job is too busy to post here.
      --
      sudo mod me up
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @04:23AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @04:23AM (#585105)

      Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate stands at 63.1%. CIVPART has been wobbling around 63% all year. An unemployment rate of 37.5% among poll respondents is consistent with the state of the economy.

      You want to believe there are tech jobs because of hype. The reality is there are no tech jobs.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @04:35PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @04:35PM (#585292)

        Trump is the greatest president of all time because while the economy fucking sucks ass, it's not getting any worse! All those losers who lost their jobs during the Obama years will never work again, but that's good! Soon they'll all be fucking dead forever!

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Gaaark on Monday October 09, @12:16AM (1 child)

    by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Monday October 09, @12:16AM (#579038) Homepage Journal

    Reality says, to me, moving might be bad. My boss loves the work I do and so accommodates me when I need, say time off for my son or whatever. I get the first preference for when I want vacation time.
    If she sees me slacking, she knows it's because I have nothing left to give: I am physically/mentally toast and she looks away.

    I might be able to earn more elsewhere. Maybe. But I have had enough JERK bosses to know money ain't everything.

    So I scratch and she scratches. Respect.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 27, @01:35AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 27, @01:35AM (#588085)

      Do this on some erogenous zones and you'll have so much more than respect.

  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @03:38PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09, @03:38PM (#579288)

    My position is being "Harmonized" in two weeks.

    Hopefully I can find something before the traditional end of year hiring slow down :-(

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10, @03:24AM (13 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10, @03:24AM (#579593)

    I'm retired, and me and the missus are spending every dime that rolls in on purely hedonistic self-indulgence. Life is good. The story is ending well.

    For about .85 nanoseconds I felt bad about all the young engineers who can't find work b/c they weren't born in Calcutta. But then I remembered all the smarmy hipster lip about graybeards and now I can say with a clear conscience,

    "Fuck you. By the way, I like my burger medium-well. Enjoy your non-future."

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10, @05:36PM (9 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10, @05:36PM (#579912)

      The rich hoarders who hire exclusively from calcutta are greybeard boomers only a few years younger than you. The blame for a non-future rests squarely upon your generation. Die soon and enjoy your flame-broiled death.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10, @10:56PM (8 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10, @10:56PM (#580136)

        You're gonna die too, dumbass, and not nearly as comfortably as me.

        In fact, you'll probably kill yourself out of desperation.

        Neener neener neener.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 11, @02:04AM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 11, @02:04AM (#580228)

          Your generation stole from future generations to pay for your luxury, and now you want to gloat?

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 11, @06:34AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 11, @06:34AM (#580320)

            Yes.

            Go eat your Kale.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 11, @09:21AM (5 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 11, @09:21AM (#580359)

          Different AC but something I've been considering for some time. Life is tough, and we can't all be winners.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @12:11AM (4 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @12:11AM (#585009)

            "We can't all be winners," said the winner.

            Go fuck yourself, you motherfucking piece of shit.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @07:49AM (3 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @07:49AM (#585141)

              I think you misunderstood. I'm near the bottom of the dogpile.

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @04:22PM (2 children)

                by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @04:22PM (#585281)

                I'm at the bottom of the dogpile. I can't even afford to eat.

                So fuck you, asshole-who-is-richer-than-me. Stop shitting on me.

                I keep hearing about how great Trump America is and how there are so many jobs. Where are those jobs? Nowhere, that's where. They don't exist. All jobs are FAKE JOBS.

                I'm so fucking lucky to have free internet because you need an internet connection to find jobs these days, or so I've been told by liars. In reality THERE ARE NO JOBS.

                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 21, @03:22AM (1 child)

                  by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 21, @03:22AM (#585547)

                  I hear you. It's rough. FWIW I'm not in America. After quitting my last job I became self employed.

                  My point was originally about occasionally considering suicide, but more so that we can't all be monetarily rich.

                  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 21, @07:50PM

                    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 21, @07:50PM (#585753)

                    Here in America, we can't all have any money, period. Michael David Crawford is doing great though. Everybody throws money at a celebrity brand name sob story dickhead like Michael David Crawford.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday October 11, @03:50PM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday October 11, @03:50PM (#580521) Journal

      You're an asshole, but at least you're a funny asshole! Salutes!

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    • (Score: 2) by WillR on Friday October 13, @05:07PM (1 child)

      by WillR (2012) on Friday October 13, @05:07PM (#581869)

      I like my burger medium-well

      You know how I know you're an irredeemable soulless monster?

      • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 25, @04:32AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 25, @04:32AM (#587265)

        Probably because I think Hillary Clinton is a hot babe and a beautiful human being.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 11, @03:53PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 11, @03:53PM (#580524)

    I plan to move in with Michael David Crawford soon. He'll take care of me in the homeless park.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 18, @09:52PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 18, @09:52PM (#584163)

      You know that Michael David Crawford guy is waist-deep in Crazy Cat Lady pussy. I hear he's looking to hire a guy to wax his bald dick-shaped head.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 19, @11:42PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 19, @11:42PM (#584996)

        One guy gets all the jobs.
        That guy is MDC.
        Another guy does nothing but complain.
        The other guy is me.

        Fuck MDC.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 11, @06:05PM (9 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 11, @06:05PM (#580642)

    Let me post a couple jobs. Boston area.

    Number one, we're looking for Javascript developers. Some front-end development, with a UI/UX team for the design, you'll probably be working with the user interface, a completely-custom UI on an embedded app. We also do node.js in the background for interacting with the system. Imagine you're writing OpenOffice in Javascript. If you're confident in your ability to design and render a button and its events, without jQuery, get in touch.

    Number two, API design. More experience required. We need our embedded application to be accessible to ... well, customers. Ideally we'll move our whole legacy C systems-level back-end to the node.js system (above). Someone needs to design an API, determine the methods and the functionality exposed. You'll need to work with the product managers and customers and educational customers to decide what that functionality will include. They may also put you on some publicity events, especially hack-a-thon like events surrounding implementations using your API.

    If you're interested, send an e-mail to pokemail.net directed to kxazksum@. Feel free to ask questions. Did I mention? This all revolves around robots. We love it.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 12, @06:20PM (8 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 12, @06:20PM (#581260)

      Imagine you're writing OpenOffice in Javascript.

      OK. Imagining.....imagining.......laughing my curvy butt off.

      Domo Arigato, Mister Troll Otto. You're a troll.

      If you're confident in your ability to design and render a button and its events, without jQuery, get in touch.

      Yup. Wrote my own radio search and music player in vanilla HTML5 and vanilla JavaScript. Not jQuery, because jQuery is for trolls.

      JavaScript is crap. Events don't fire. Properties don't update. Timers don't run.

      All I wanted was a radio search and music player to play a track to the end and then search for another track. Continuously progress to the next track and never stop playing. Was that so hard? Yes because JavaScript is crap.

      What event do you think can be trusted to fire while a music player is playing: playing, progress, timeupdate? How about none of them. What event do you think can be trusted to fire when a file stops downloading while a player is playing: abort, error, stalled, suspend, waiting? How about none of them. Which property do you think can be trusted to update: error, networkState, readyState? How about none of them.

      Events can't be trusted, Mister Otto. The only event my music player listens for is ended because ended might actually work but I don't even trust that. No what I do is I run a huge error detection function on a timer which checks every seven seconds if the player is still playing and decides what to do if it isn't. The only way to know for sure if the player really is playing is to check the currentTime to see if the time actually advanced by seven seconds. And if it didn't then something went wrong, so either: flush the buffer; or rewind time to get playback back on track; or give up and skip to the next track. Good luck ever figuring out what went wrong, and if the next track doesn't load but there's still a track in the buffer then play it on a loop.

      Properties are only slightly more reliable than events. I had to learn from watching JavaScript fail, the minimum of properties that update almost most of the time: currentTime, duration, paused, ended, networkState, and even those few have limited usefulness.

      Oh and did you think timers can be trusted to keep running? No way, because JavaScript is crap. I use two different timers: setInterval and a looping video element, with error detection to switch timers when they fail.

      And then there are memory leaks. JavaScript has automatic garbage collection. Still leaks. Because JavaScript is crap. Don't ever call load() unless you really mean it.

      Most of the code in my radio search and music player app does error detection, because JavaScript is crap. Very little of the code does real work like API requests to search for tracks or, you know, actually playing music.

      And you want to write an office suite in JavaScript? You want to control robots with JavaScript? How about JavaScript is crap, and you're a troll.

      My app, my app, my lovely little app, check it out.

      http://jango-raid.ml/ [jango-raid.ml]

      Hope you like spaghetti code, Mister Troll Otto.

      Artist Name : Boston [ Search Jango ]

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 12, @09:01PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 12, @09:01PM (#581343)

        It does indeed sound like Javascript in browsers has some problems, and I can only hope that node.js doesn't fully implement all of those problems!

        I'll have to check out the radio search. Does it play FM stations, or web radio casts? *research*

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 12, @10:43PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 12, @10:43PM (#581402)

          Jango Raid : Search for music on Jango Radio by artist name or song title. Find mp3, m4a, or video.

          It's a minimalist frontend to Jango, omits all the social features that I never use.

      • (Score: 2) by takyon on Friday October 13, @05:08AM

        by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Friday October 13, @05:08AM (#581575) Journal

        Thanks. I saved it to my hard drive. Keep on Jango trolling.

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      • (Score: 2) by takyon on Friday October 13, @05:42AM (4 children)

        by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Friday October 13, @05:42AM (#581588) Journal

        I added this to the show_results function:

        getElementById__song_name.innerHTML = song_name_display;
        document.title = song_name_display + " | " + artist_name_display + " | Jango Raid"; // new

        Other than that it would be nice to pass strings into the app by URL so you can link someone http://jango-raid.ml/?song_name=Title%20Title [jango-raid.ml] or http://jango-raid.ml/?artist_name=Group%20Name [jango-raid.ml] or etc. No need for autoplay, just autofill.

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        • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 13, @06:46PM (3 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 13, @06:46PM (#581935)

          Time for some super lazy query string parsing.

          http://jango-raid.ml/?a=Boston&s=Peace+Of+Mind&st=113273851&a_id=8821&s_id=138609 [jango-raid.ml]

          Fills the whole search form.

          • (Score: 2) by takyon on Friday October 13, @10:08PM (2 children)

            by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Friday October 13, @10:08PM (#582042) Journal

            quetrystring? Heheh.

            I added this after the last form element:

            <p><input type="button" value="Link This" onclick="document.getElementById('url_text').value=window.location.href.split('?')[0]; if(song_usd_display!='') {document.getElementById('url_text').value+='?a='+escape(artist_name_display)+'\u0026s='+escape(song_name_display)+'\u0026st='+station+'\u0026a_id='+artist_usd_display+'\u0026s_id='+song_usd_display;}"> : <input type="text" id="url_text" size="50" onclick="this.select()" readonly></p>

            I also considered adding an autoplay parameter that would search and then play onload, but meh.

            If you're tired of talking about it in here I can set up an entry in my journal for it.

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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 14, @07:11PM (1 child)

              by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 14, @07:11PM (#582377)

              Haha! It was a cutsey typo cuz I was wrapping the function in a try block so quetrystring got an extra t.

              Few things. I really don't want to add more junk to make the form even bigger so I think the Link button can fill the empty space below WakeLock status and next to Song ID. And I think the generated link can fill the Song ID field because the search function already ignores everything except numbers in the ID fields so it won't matter if there's a URL in there. It ignores extra URL stuff so you can paste in station URLs directly from Jango Radio for when you want to search a genre station or whatever.

              Which reminds me song_id overrides station_id and station_id overrides artist_id and artist_id is redundant. If you want to link to a song you only need a song_id which means artist and song are just cosmetic labels. Potential for rickrolling right there.

              Oh and yeah the Link button needs a soapy name for NoAdRadio mode. NoAdRadio was a secondary deployment of Jango Radio with a silly theme, defunct now, but I still maintain a Soap mode because it's cute.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 16, @09:09AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 16, @09:09AM (#582929)

    I got virtual millions.... I don't need to work!

  • (Score: 2) by MichaelDavidCrawford on Monday October 16, @11:32PM (2 children)

    The Global Computer Employer Checklist [soggy.jobs]

    (It's not very global - yet.)

    Remote and Telecommuting Jobs [soggy.jobs]

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    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 19, @06:57PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 19, @06:57PM (#584749)

      "Hey buddy I heard you have trouble meeting women so why don't we go out and I'll invite all my ex-girlfriends and you can meet them. Can you believe I fucked all these chicks, bro?"

      MDC is swimming in jobs. MDC is swimming in pussy.

      For the rest of us, nothing.

      • (Score: 2) by MichaelDavidCrawford on Monday October 23, @08:22PM

        I know she's always happy to see me. I gave her a pink rose then she asked to hug me, also she was trying to hold back tears.

        I presume those were tears of joy but maybe it was sadness.

        She told me one day that she did not know when she would ever smile again. Right around that same time she stopped wearing her wedding ring. I speculate that her ex never gave her flowers.

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  • (Score: 1) by Slartibartfast on Tuesday October 24, @02:34AM (1 child)

    by Slartibartfast (5104) on Tuesday October 24, @02:34AM (#586693)

    Lifelong dream that, barring something unpleasant, I hope to realize on or about 4/1/19. *fingers crossed*

    • (Score: 2) by acid andy on Saturday November 04, @12:23AM

      by acid andy (1683) on Saturday November 04, @12:23AM (#591947)

      Best of luck.

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  • (Score: 2) by Webweasel on Tuesday October 24, @09:06AM

    by Webweasel (567) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday October 24, @09:06AM (#586784) Homepage Journal

    Been with the same company for 17 years now and I just got promoted to senior solutions engineer.

    Its not all been plain sailing of course, I could have jumped elsewhere several times but being a single father has kept me grounded and the company has been very flexible around my needs as a single parent.

    3 Years of desktop support, 8 years as a web dev, 5 as an ecommerce sysdamin/DBA.

    I was wasted in development. Learning to code was fun but a daily yawn for most of it and I'm a sysadmin at heart, still a valuable skill to learn and its paid dividends in the sysadmin role.

    This year, after a major datacentre migration we pulled off in 3 months without a hitch, I got moved into the Solutions architect team and am the most senior engineer at the firm. I have really spread my wings in this new role. Suddenly managment listen to me and I have a lot of influence in the direction of IT as a whole.

    I never thought I would get to this level, felt doomed to stay an invisible cog in the IT dept but a change in management led to someone recognising my ability and exploiting it as much as they can. The previous guy didn't trust me, as he had known me from the start and still thought I was the angry, depressed idiot I was in my 20's.

    Its funny how your life changes unexpectedly.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 27, @12:21AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 27, @12:21AM (#588070)

    Retired at 55 after starting at 14. Buying thousands of a $0.43 penny stock and selling it when it hit $15/share helped.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 27, @01:43AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 27, @01:43AM (#588087)

    Wealthy, retired in my mother's basement, like I always dreamed. Match this, suckers.

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