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#LongRant

I AM SO FUCKING PISSED RIGHT NOW OF ALL YOU DICKHEADS WHO DON'T KNOW SHIT 'BOUT PROGRAMING AND STILL QUALIFY FOR THE NEXT ROUND!

Background: I am a final year student of Computer Science. This time of the year, companies come to the campus to recruit potential employees for their vacant positions. But during the COVID-19 times, the number of such companies and jobs have gone a little down. Two companies came to our university for recruitment — DXC Technology and Hanu Software. I cleared the aptitude/code test for DXC and appeared for the interview, which went fairly well. Waiting on the results. The rant is about the other company.

The Story: I am learning and working on Cloud (AWS specifically) for the past 1 year. I have a cloud Certification in Oracle and working my way to get Azure Certified. Hanu Software, which is a core cloud company (works on Azure) came to our campus for the recruitment (Cloud Engineer). Their test had these sections —
1. Personality (54 Questions; 15 minutes)

2. Verbal (20 Questions; 20 minutes)

3. Reasoning (15 Questions; 15 minutes)

4. Technical (25 Questions; 25 minutes)

5. Quantitative (15 Questions; 15 minutes)

As soon as I finished my Interview with DXC, I had my Hanu test within 30 minutes. I have a Mac so the test by default started on Safari. After completing 4 sections, I receive a mail in Junk from Hanu which stated that only Chrome or Firefox can be used to give the test. AHH! And on Safari.. the platform on which the test was being conducted didn't ask me for any camera permission (the test is monitored, can't even change windows/switch tabs). I then changed the browser to Mozilla Firefox and somehow finish the test. After finishing, I call up my classmates to find out how their test go. Know what? FUCKING TWATS USED GOOGLE LENS TO FIND OUT THE ANSWERS!

Last night, the list of qualifying students arrived and obviously I didn't make it to the list, but those dumbfucks did who don't even know what Cloud technology is or how it works. Neither they could do any average level program, nor have the communication skills. HOW?! HOW THEM AND NOT ME? Life is very unfair sometimes. I couldn't sleep at night.

PS: If you made this far, thank you for reading this rant (and sorry for it being so long). Makes it better to be able to share with someone. If you could, then please guide me (online resources/recommendations) to be better at competitive programming, or help me enhance my resume/linkedin or if you could refer me for an entry level position at your organisation, I would eternally be grateful. Thank you once again. And sorry for the long rant.

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  • 17
    Most companies will rather hire mediocre workers who are cheap, easy to overwork and manipulate rather than competent, capable workers who are more expensive and won't take any bullshit.
  • 4
    @molaram I try to be optimistic but sometimes it's too much to handle.. you know?
  • 7
    @devAstated the world is fucked and so are most people so just ignore everything and everyone so you don't go nuts...and don't lose focus on what you want, do anything needed to get what you want.
  • 0
    @molaram Anything legit you mean, 'cause those guys did "anything" (Googling their questions on exam) to get what they wanted, and they did get it.
  • 4
    Why does companies writing you off make you angry at your fellow programmers?

    Good on you for getting knowledge, skills, certificates and test experience. You've got the world by the balls. Whether you get that shitty job or not is so insanely insignificant. Keep crushing it man.
  • 0
    @ArtOfBBQ The only thing that pissed me off is that the "fellow programmers", who can't even write a program to print first 10 natural numbers and don't know a thing about could computing, used unfair means to get qualified, which is why the deserving ones (including me) didn't make it to the list. :)
  • 2
    @devAstated i can somehow understand the pain.

    But you should see it from a different angle. These people won't come far in live.

    Their decision to cheat is simply the mindset of "No work but all the profits".

    Companies who do screening based on such tests deserve the dumbest... And usually the dumbest will stay in that company at the lowest grade forever or be changing jobs like a tramp looses underwear.

    "No work but all profits" will bite u in the ass sooner or later.
  • 0
    @IntrusionCM

    Thank you for this. I have also written a LinkedIn post after reflecting on this for some more. Here's it, if you want to give it a try:

    https://linkedin.com/posts/...
  • 3
    @IntrusionCM I don't mean to start an argument you could be a bit wrong about them not getting anywhere in life. Look how many of them retards and cheats and thieves hold management roles in so many companies, and how successful they are at bullshitting everyone. Don't even get me started on those who get into politics.
  • 5
    @molaram it depends on what your definition of "success" in life is.

    I was raised by my grandma. My grandma used to say (rough translation): when you come home from work and don't feel exhausted, you haven't work hard enough and don't deserve dinner.

    It was a very simple rule. We talked about the day, what went good, what went bad, then dinner.

    I learned through this simple rule that when you cannot even value your own work at the end of the day, you're doing something very wrong TM.

    When someone wants that life, he can have it. But a life with only money and no real feeling of achievement or success... Ouch. I wouldn't want that...
  • 2
    @devAstated I agree with @IntrusionCM
    2106 so much.

    A lot of those guys have to stack ever more BS on top of their previous BS to keep everything afloat. Some of these people go through they whole career putting in all the effort in the world on office politics just to achieve their dream of being useless. Making excuses and backstabbing people for 40 years, think about that.

    It's so much effort that they would have been 10000x faster if they just studied whatever simple thing they were pretending to know in the first place.

    They also live in fear of losing their job, no matter how hellish it is, because they'll have to go all the way back to BS square 1. Every night thank god they managed to fake themselves through 1 more day.

    You on the other hand will be able to walk out whenever people treat you badly and breeze through interviews to get a new job whenever you want it. You will also out-earn them on average.

    Never envy those guys, they're in hell.
  • 2
    @ArtOfBBQ They are always 🤏🏼 close to fucking something up in the Production 😂 But thank you for this.
  • 1
    @devAstated I'm not really talking about programmers honestly. If they can fuck up something in production that means they wrote some code at least and tried to do something by themselves. A true BS master would never do that.
  • 1
    they missed out on you bro...

    Focus on your career that company will realise what they missed out on soon.
  • 1
    @BlackOrange Thank you. If you could share some resources on getting better at competitive programming then please share. :)
  • 0
    @molaram this is auto-fellatio. How do you know the company knew mediocre people cheated, they said:”we know they cheated, lets hire them to overwork”

    OP is also a clear example of self reporting bias.
  • 2
    @aviophile @molaram and the OP:

    Cheating in the tech industry will get you your just rewards; you must keep lying in a perpetual politics struggle and at any point you can lose everything, if you don't have the required skill to back up your words.

    For the OP: don't lose your focus. Keep working on yourself. Cheating, at the end of the day, gets you only temporary benefits (if you are not caught), in the tech industry (or most STEM field jobs for that matter). Keep working on your skills; if you can produce more value than you are paid, this is your job security guarantee. You can see how the cheaters don't have this...

    In fact, I think it's time I made another Navy rant, after so long...
  • 4
    Reminds me of an ex class mate, she went from uni to some kind of junior management position intern?? and survived college only because the teams she was in always did all the work, now they hate her hahaha.

    I once saw this quote in a book. In life you get what you negotiate and not what you deserve.
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  • 1
    Get angry at the cheaters for one day, give a good rant like this, then forget about it. It's a waste of time to dwell on it further.

    Build on your skills because that can never be taken away from you. Learning is a more productive use of your time.
  • 2
    @molaram but this rant is not about being a company spending minimal amount of money on the talents.

    it's about others not having the integrity.
  • 0
    @molaram good advice.

    appear
    1. incompetent and
    2. nieve
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