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Interviewer: "Do you know Xamarin?"
Me: "I mean I know C# but not app development"
Interviewer: "You're hired!"
Thats pretty much how my interview went12
"Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it." - Patrick McKenzie1
How to properly confuse an unqualified IT teacher:
Step 1: Go to https://windows93.net/
Step 2: Press F11
Step 3: undefined13
Best: Got a job at a rather big company, totally unqualified. They wanted me to start working on an android app to help maintain safety in their manufacturing halls using beacon/ibeacons technology. I had never made an android app, nor worked with gui. All by myself, I created the app and its necessary back-end logic. They were so impressed they wanted me back during the holidays or whenever i have the time, as I'm still studying.6
That moment when you resign from a place filled with politics and legacy code and unqualified people ...
I seriously feel like this should be a joke/meme.
What you see in the picture is a database table.
This guy's now running around with a degree in something related to web development.6
I rant a lot about my old job and learned a lot about horrible management. Honestly, it was just one disappointment after another.
Let's observe the fact that the CEO, COO, and the newly hired CTO are all friends. Nepotism at its finest.
When re-designing the Front-End and planning new features with a hired agency, should we include the developers familiar with the current stack in the sprint?
I guess not.
When having "secret meetings" about rebranding the company, should the Marketing Manager be informed?
I guess not.
Now, I know there are mixed feelings about this, but the truth is, we have three unqualified individuals in management positions who clearly did not have the best interests and personal growth of their employees in this 14-person start-up at heart.
All of the employees have skills and experience which could easily be applicable to larger companies with better pay and benefits. But we chose to work for a small start-up because we wanted to have our voices heard and make a difference in the growth of company. When you take that liberty away, then what's the point of even working there anymore?
During my 7-months there, 9 people had resigned, including myself and the marketing manager. Should this be a red flag?
I hope so.3
I know a developer who works for a Mortgage Company, and he is dangerously incompetent. He used to work for my boss before I did and we both told his new boss how unqualified he is, but because he's able to get things "done" they think he does a good job. But I've been in the code and their entire system could any day just completely Fall Apart and they could be in a lot of trouble and we tell them this and they don't listen to us.5
The longer I go at this job, the more I feel unqualified to be doing it!
My boss is giving all these really fascinating ideas and things to get done... but he's not really describing it well on how to do it... just to do it. My creativity is being tested...2
Are we really asking too much for someone interested in a temp role or are we just getting unqualified candidates?9
I work daily on a project, in which, rather than buy in a decent message bus a bunch of half interested, unqualified developers were tasked with hammering together an in-house solution. This monstrosity has around six layers of abstraction, separate objects per project and dynamically loading converters between the components. It's largely not unit testable, certainly not integration testable and has already wasted more money in developer time and Bugfixes than a half decent external solution would have cost.
Every time I have to change an object in one part, start the associated web/win service and do a "update service references" I die a little inside.
There are so many better ways but we'll never be able to change because "there's no time for that"
And all for some up front savings
Interviewing other devs (for job placement) totally sucks. I never realized what a shitty process hiring people can be.
More than half of the applicants are totally unqualified (good fucking job TekSystems), and those who are seem to be only *just* qualified enough, or have really bizarre portfolios and personalities. I'm glad I'm not in HR.1
I would change the teachers first.
Most of the old school teachers/professors teach as if today was the same as 30 years ago. That sucks a lot.
Adding new and younger educators, or at least such with 'out-of-the-box thinking' if you will, will also help with other problems such as out-of-date technologies and concepts, that the older generation teaches because they are either unqualified at something newer/better, or simply because they feel threatened of having outlived their usefulness.
Fuck that unqualified asshole of IT guy at the customer. He has no idea what he's talking about, constantly sets focus to unspecific bullshit and just wastes my time and energy. How do you deal with shit like that?!2