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RE: Things are not what they seem - was RE: [xml-dev] Urgently n eeda reality check on the job market for XML development

Well actually you learn as you work, so you'll get way more than six months
of work out of me or anyone else in this case.  Most companies that start IT
project, first hire a team of developers to complete, which is rarely over
two years, though of course depends on finances, etc...  Most of the
developers are later let go and only a few remain for system maintenance,
etc..., which I don't really consider development.  It includes making minor
changes as well as bug fixes.  So sitting there and waiting for something to
break or for someone to approve a small change, is not my kind of
excitement.  I work on projects that challenge me, so after the challenge is
conquered it's time to move on, or face not liking your job after a while.
Now I understand if you work for a software company, which initiates new
projects all the time, then yes, you can probably work there all your life,
since challenges will always come.

Again I never said anything about leaving before the job is done, but rather
leaving when your services are no longer ***really*** needed.  Though most
prefer to sit and wait until they are laid off while acting as if they are
working on something.  Seen it plenty of times.  Even have seen developers
initiating a different project just to keep their job, although the project
was not needed nor challenging to anyone.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bullard, Claude L (Len)
To: Sterin, Ilya; 'xml-dev@lists.xml.org '
Sent: 9/21/01 7:30 AM
Subject: RE: Things are not what they seem  - was RE: [xml-dev] Urgently n
eed a reality check on the job market for XML development

Eventually you will hit a job in which
the content expertise is more difficult than the programming 
expertise.  Expect a learning curve that can hit as long as 
18 months.  So given that kind of job record and knowing 
we would only get six months of work out of you, about 
long enough for you to start something and then get 
ready to abandon it to the next guy, we wouldn't hire you. 
A guy that can stay on the job for long enough to do it 
is preferred.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Sterin, Ilya [mailto:Isterin@ciber.com]

Most IT savvy companies that hire, actually understand
that people with various projects usually have more experience, variaty
work, etc..., than someone who has been on the same project, using the
technology for the past 10 years.  I personally would not stay at a job
more than 2 years, though this economy has me rethinking my stategy
term, until it picks back up again.