because Hindley-Milner rocks
I’m looking at the job boards once again. You know the ones: Monster, Career Builder, and Dice. I do check the Stack Overflow job listings once in a while. Even saw my company listed there once (but that group is a good group with high rejection rates.) Anyways, I’ve started coming across the usual postings that I’ve come to expect:
Need to work well in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. We seek high-energy individuals who are self-directed, take responsibility, and are able to manage their own individual work as well as a small team of other engineers satisfying customers who expect on time and on budget delivery that meets or exceeds their requirements.
Several years experience building Linux applications with Visual Studio 2008 using .NET 3.5 technology.
Experience developing web pages, UIs and device drivers. Knows how to work with an oscilloscope.
Funny thing was these were all in the same job listing. No, I won’t link it. This guy has to have done it all. However, for my own personal amusement let me translate these:
We don’t listen to our engineers and don’t know how to budget time for our projects and you’ll have to meet our arbitrary deadlines and it’s your fault if you don’t and we’ve never heard of a run-on sentence.
We have no idea what we’re talking about. We expect you not to either.
We hear the internet is the new thing. Want to work in a lab?
Ok, the last one is a stretch. They probably recognize smart phones have to view web pages and a web page person could very easily give them another perspective on the whole internet-phone integration thing. Who knows really. I wish them luck.