Companies be like: we're looking for a junior developer with the experience of a senior engineer and the salary expectations of an intern.
@fribbledom Don't forget the 10+ year of experience on a tech that has like 5 years of existence :^)
@fribbledom Salary? You should pay us to learn in this exciting environment. Working overtime is not a problem, it's a bliss. And no worries, when you are sick or need a few days off, we'll just bring the work to your home, so you don't need to waste any of your very appreciated but never paid work labour.
@fribbledom Are our expectations unreasonable? No, it's clearly a case of welfare benefits being too generous.
On a related note: I was a paid software developer intern when I was 16 in 1994. I was paid $15/hr.
Why the fuck does $15/hr still seem like a lot of money to people?
That wasn't even an exceptional case. My third job was also as a software intern, also making $15/hr.
(I got both of the jobs because my father worked at the same places. My father was also the reason I had the opportunity to know software dev stuff. But I was not working for my father. He didn't set my wages.)
@fribbledom my favorite was the person who wanted one person with an MCSE (server) and a full CCIE (R&S), with at least 5 years of experience, for USD 35K/year, in San Francisco, CA. benefits were not mentioned.
@fribbledom fortunately, they're occasionally willing to settle for the experience of a junior developer
not often enough, but
@fribbledom I asked in my company "how do you define a junior developer?" the answer was "at least three years of experience".
Then I understood why we are having problems filling positions
@fribbledom I’m looking to hire three such people as soon as possible! I’m trying to explain to my superiors how we are less likely to find good devs with bad money…
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