The Bitter  Network Administrator

A Website Dedicated to Computer Professional...and some not so Professional

Why can't Poindexter find a Computer job?
By Doug Chick

The job market is obviously slow right now, it is a little better for computer people, but it is still taking 3 times the normal amount of time to find a job. And you can bet that employers know it too. I saw a position that required a Degree in Computer Science, an MCSE, CNE and CCNP with 6 or more years experience--35K a year! Now there's a company that doesn't do drug testing. I keep a list of companies like this for the future. Every time I see or hear about a company that did one of my people wrong--I put them on the list. Of course I'm not quite sure what to do with all of these names, but one day I will. Who knows, perhaps I'll publish a book titled: I Can't Fuc**ng Believe it! Because I can't believe it. 

Anyways, sometimes you may have to take a position that doesn't pay as much as you're used to getting. I'm sure that their are many of you that will be out of unemployment soon and are going to have to swallow your pride and take a job that last year you made fun of. My wife is considering a position that is 20K less than what she's used to making, and she doesn't seem to have a problem with it. I haven't said anything because she knows that if I were faced with having to do this, I'd change this website to Well, maybe not. But does taking a lesser job make you less? I don't think so. But I can see how one might feel that way. 

I've spoken to several computer people lately that are out of a job and ask them what they thought was holding them back?  Some thought it was because they didn't have enough certifications, some say that they have too many certifications and they look like "Paper Admins" and many simply won't take a position less than the one they held before. The decision is yours of course, but it's easier to find a job when you already have one than if you don't. And it will feel so good to quick after finding another.