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Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard 1384


My wife and I both started to observe this problem about the same time, and that observation spawned a great deal of dinner table discussion. "How in hell do you find anyone even remotely competent to hire!", "Well, look for (x) years of experience, at least there is a good chance the initial retraining period will be short."

Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard 1385
I've tried to address this problem in situations where there was a certainty of good will and good faith on both sides. The cultural gap is extremely deep. Some of it...

We both observed roughly the following when we hired new grads: (Examples only, we saw the full spectrum ...)

AA degree, some intern work - very little retraining. BS degree, interned for at least two years - 3-6 months retraining. MS degree, no intern work - 9-12 months retraining. PhD degree, no intern work - only hire as contractor to solve a specific problem in their area of expertise, they cannot be retrained.

Note that my tongue is somewhat in cheek with the above, but reality was not far from what I described. Of course this varied drastically from one candidate to another, and one did sometimes find a real gem of a PhD, or a real clunker of a BS.

Some posters from the academic world do not seem to understand that many of us who post here are the consumers of their product. Since their product is expensive to acquire and maintain, we spend a lot of time trying to purchase exactly the right product on the first try. Thus we understand that product very very well, and notice right away when the quality of the product begins to change.

Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard 1386
Yes, well ... allowing for other ways to make the kids think twice before doing something like that, I can...

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... Hank


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