The job market in Australia is pretty good at the moment for any decent programmer/DBA. After the blood letting of post 2000, many charlatans where uncovered and removed. The days of the “Database Fix“ began.. Contract after contract was the same.. “Fix this piece of s#it!“... “Fix it! Sorry, I don't do resurrections.“
So a mate of mine is looking for a new job. We worked together a while back.. He shared his knowledge of good programming and I shared the database stuff. To cut to the chase...I'd hire/recommend him at the drop of a hat for any IT job.
Anyway he goes for a interview and they ask him to take a SQL “test“. A particular question involves choosing the correct SELECT operation for a particular situation. When he quietly points out that one of the “wrong" queries is actually correct, they inform him that his personality would not fit in.. Sure he can be a annoying at times (like the rest of us), but I highly doubt he would have asserted that personality at an interview.
To be honest, you would not want to work in a shop like that anyway.
Good luck mate and stick it to them!!!
| posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 8:55 AM