I have to agree with Kasia on this one. There are a lot of "programmers" out there who couldn't think their way out of a paper bag. And many are now complaining that they can't find jobs paying enough money.
I don't mean to discount the good, smart folks who are looking for work. I hope they're they first ones hired when things turn around. But as for the rest of the bunch, maybe Burger King has openings?
I make a decent living in my job. In fact, the only real reason that I'd like to make more money is that the cost of housing (not living--housing) is so damned high in the Bay Area. When I moved out here, I had to sell my $92,000 1 and 1/2 story house in Ohio. I way making $730/month house payments. I moved into a crappy apartment in Santa Clara (where I still live) with a $1,400/month rent. That's right. I had to pay twice as much for 1/2 the space. I have no yard, no garage, no patio, and no view.
Ugh. Do I think I should make more money because I'm a programming god of some sort? No. But I'd really like to live in a house (or at least a townhouse) again. The problem is that every decent house costs a minimum of $700,000 and event a decent townhouse goes for over $350,000. At this rate, I'm gonna be stuck in my crappy apartment for a long, long time. Or I'll just move.
Posted by jzawodn at September 08, 2002 04:49 PM