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Offline linux-works

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Re: Would you employ someone without a degree in electronics?
« Reply #175 on: February 13, 2015, 06:42:53 pm »

I like Engineers,but many times,its hard to get a straight answer from them,as they are "away with the fairies",thinking about their next project.

never heard that phrase before.  I wonder if its some kind of san francisco joke or something?

lol

 

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Re: Would you employ someone without a degree in electronics?
« Reply #176 on: February 13, 2015, 08:26:30 pm »
Although entertaining ... it seems as though the original topic has been abandoned.  Gonna run out of thread if y'all keep sewing at this rate. :)
 

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Re: Would you employ someone without a degree in electronics?
« Reply #177 on: February 13, 2015, 08:53:12 pm »
I can only say that the best developer i know has no degree and one of the worst is a Dr.-Ing. (comparable to a  PhD)

Maybe your company pays sooo low, the only ones with a degree that show up were the biggest morons of their class.

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Re: Would you employ someone without a degree in electronics?
« Reply #178 on: February 13, 2015, 09:04:22 pm »
I can only say that the best developer i know has no degree and one of the worst is a Dr.-Ing. (comparable to a  PhD)

Maybe your company pays sooo low, the only ones with a degree that show up were the biggest morons of their class.

For good employees the pay is a secondary consideration. More important is the work and the atmosphere.

If that wasn't the case, there wouldn't be any incentive to tell the wife you're with the mistress, the mistress you're with the wife, while you go and have fun in the lab.
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Re: Would you employ someone without a degree in electronics?
« Reply #179 on: February 13, 2015, 10:35:18 pm »
oh, fark that!

its ALL about the pay.  I stopped thinking "my life == my work life" a LONG time ago.  its not worth it to donate so much of your energy to a company that could really care less about you; you are a cog in the machine, nothing more.

any manager who says otherwise is full of shit.

welcome to the real world.

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Re: Would you employ someone without a degree in electronics?
« Reply #180 on: February 13, 2015, 10:56:08 pm »
Individual managers may care about their employees, but the company itself sure as hell doesn't. Just wait until sales lag for a couple quarters and word comes down from on high to cut costs. The corporate "family" will fall apart like you're on with Maury Povich.
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Re: Would you employ someone without a degree in electronics?
« Reply #181 on: February 14, 2015, 03:02:19 am »

I like Engineers,but many times,its hard to get a straight answer from them,as they are "away with the fairies",thinking about their next project.

never heard that phrase before.  I wonder if its some kind of san francisco joke or something?

lol

No,I mean the ones with wings ;D
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Re: Would you employ someone without a degree in electronics?
« Reply #182 on: February 14, 2015, 06:06:13 am »
oh, fark that!

its ALL about the pay.  I stopped thinking "my life == my work life" a LONG time ago.  its not worth it to donate so much of your energy to a company that could really care less about you; you are a cog in the machine, nothing more.

any manager who says otherwise is full of shit.

welcome to the real world.

"pay me my money down" or GTFO.

IBM's pseudo-religion and its carrot-on-a-stick tactics was nothing more than complete :bullshit:. Since the early 90's the company existed for wealth of the shareholder and nothing else. They will rip you off your retirement funds if it makes their bottom line look better to the shareholders.

If you want wealth you won't get it working for someone else, no matter what frog shit you are told. But if financial wealth does not make you happy, getting your own circuit working in a product that is sold around the world can provide a great deal of satisfaction even if it is making someone else rich.

 

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Re: Would you employ someone without a degree in electronics?
« Reply #183 on: February 14, 2015, 08:26:46 am »
I suspect that the phrase 'away with the fairies' is either Scottish or Irish.
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Re: Would you employ someone without a degree in electronics?
« Reply #184 on: February 14, 2015, 04:21:15 pm »
I suspect that the phrase 'away with the fairies' is either Scottish or Irish.

According to an online researcher it did seem to be inspired by Scottish folklore, but the phrase only became common in print around the 1980's or so. It is therefore relatively recent.
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Re: Would you employ someone without a degree in electronics?
« Reply #185 on: February 14, 2015, 04:31:02 pm »
I suspect that the phrase 'away with the fairies' is either Scottish or Irish.

According to an online researcher it did seem to be inspired by Scottish folklore, but the phrase only became common in print around the 1980's or so. It is therefore relatively recent.

I always got told it was to do with the Cottingley Fairies and was a bit of a jab at Arthur Conan Doyle and his very public march into madness. I'll admit that's probably a local legend but I do know for a fact the term has been used locally since the whole debacle.
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