Sometimes, life is so weird.
So, now I am implementing a solution that could actually have over a million users. I love it because it leverages educational opportunities for all students.
I dislike Google. They contacted me about a tech writing job. They apparently give programmers a tech test... about simple things like binary trees and data structures.
They wanted a tech writer who could code. The recruiter wouldn't listen to me.
Here's my question - If you want a tech writer who can program... give me the damn tech test you stupid mother f**kers.
Next time, I'll just send my Sourceforge and Github info. No more freshmeat....
WTF! I don't want to do tech writing anymore at this point in my life. I don't want to be someone's code monkey either.
I don't want to be a server babysitter but it's the best opportunity I've had in awhile. When I started with GNU, I couldn't even get an admin job. In fact, a recruiter told me he didn't believe I wrote the Linux Essentials. I said, ????
He said, "well I can't use linux." I said, "I have a degree in computer science. You don't" He said, "clients aren't going to believe you, even if it is true. I'm just letting you know."
I don't have to prove I can code. Check out my code bitches.
I LOVE to code. I LOVE to find solutions and tweek my code. I love being the only one who can get a robot to work in a contest because I rock C++ and assembly.
I LOVE solving customer coding issues when the electronics engineer who worked on the touch technology cannot figure it out.
Sad... really. No one believes in me.
I have to say the one thing that really has kept me positive is that my current manager has absolute faith in my abilities. That is the only thing that really helps me out. I mean, First Wikipedia, then Google. I don't care if they don't think I can code. I don't care to work for them. It just really hurts because I got the degree because... I thought that would prove it.
Don't you know that they just give away those Comp Sci degrees to anyone...
When I was in the computer science program in college, there was a job fair. I applied by adding my name to a list with my phone and email.
I received a call from the girl in the college careers office. The call went like this:
Her: Hi, I'm calling from college careers. I noticed you put your name on the list for the Coops and positions at Computer Sciences Corporation. I wanted to let you know that was a mistake.
Me: What was a mistake? Are they not interviewing?
Her: No, I mean, this is for people who are into computers a lot and have a lot of computer skills.
Me: Like people in the computer science program?
Her: Yes, so I'll just take your name off the list.
Me: No. No you won't. I'm in the computer science program.
Her: Oh, but this is for people who do like coding and stuff.
Me: I do coding... and STUFF.
Her: Yeah, but this is for, you know.... guys who are really good with coding and computers.
Me: Yeah, I code, I do web design, I can do database.
Her: Oh, you can do web design.
Me: Yes, and code.
Her: Ok, well I guess we can leave your name on the list.
I went further in the interview process than anyone at that college ever did.
They wined and dined me. I received like Airborne Express invitation for a formal meet and greet. .
Screw you little girl in the Career Services, Qim Gil at Wikipedia and Jeremiah Anderson who wouldn't even let me finish listing my skills. Screw. You.