Re: quickest way to a programming job

Discussion in 'Java' started by Roedy Green, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. Roedy Green

    Roedy Green Guest

    On 27 Jun 2003 01:21:42 -0700, (happyrav) wrote or
    quoted :

    >For those of you who work as programmers, what is your opinion of
    >college education vs. self education?


    I'm 55 now. It would be wonderful to have the money and time to go
    back to school. I'm sure I would make much better use of every second
    of my prof's time, and my own.

    It is much harder later in life to pull this off, Do it now while you
    can. Also keep this is mind. *YOU* are paying a bundle to learn as
    much as you can. Don't do anything to interfere with that process.
    Getting a degree is secondary.

    It is very hard for someone fresh out of high school to appreciate
    that as deeply as you need to get your full money's worth.

    The problem is so you are so horny and so distracted by the exciting
    things going on.

    The most fun years of my life were my university years. Don't miss
    out.


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    Roedy Green, Jul 1, 2003
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  2. Roedy Green

    happyrav Guest

    I week into my new govt. tech support job they told me I could not
    study AT ALL during the night shift. Today I requested a day shift so
    I could study at night. As a result I was fired due to not having the
    company as my first prioriy.
    Now I am so fed up with corporate America. How much corporate bullshit
    do you guys have to put up with to do work that you really like? And
    do you really like it? Or do you just like the money?

    Roedy Green <> wrote in message news:<>...
    > On 27 Jun 2003 01:21:42 -0700, (happyrav) wrote or
    > quoted :
    >
    > >For those of you who work as programmers, what is your opinion of
    > >college education vs. self education?

    >
    > I'm 55 now. It would be wonderful to have the money and time to go
    > back to school. I'm sure I would make much better use of every second
    > of my prof's time, and my own.
    >
    > It is much harder later in life to pull this off, Do it now while you
    > can. Also keep this is mind. *YOU* are paying a bundle to learn as
    > much as you can. Don't do anything to interfere with that process.
    > Getting a degree is secondary.
    >
    > It is very hard for someone fresh out of high school to appreciate
    > that as deeply as you need to get your full money's worth.
    >
    > The problem is so you are so horny and so distracted by the exciting
    > things going on.
    >
    > The most fun years of my life were my university years. Don't miss
    > out.
    happyrav, Jul 2, 2003
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  3. Roedy Green

    Guest

    (happyrav) wrote:

    >I week into my new govt. tech support job they told me I could not
    >study AT ALL during the night shift. Today I requested a day shift so
    >I could study at night. As a result I was fired due to not having the
    >company as my first prioriy.


    Uhm...if it your first week on the job, there is probably job-related
    information you could be learning instead of trying to get paid for
    accomplishing your personal goals.

    Sorry, but I'd have fired you, too. Now, if you had been there for a year
    or so first, then you might have gotten a bit of slack.
    , Jul 2, 2003
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  4. Roedy Green

    DESANTIS77 Guest

    Right On! I hear what you are saying and I agree 100%. I'm 42 years old and now
    I'm teaching myself Java. You learn so much more just sitting home with some
    good books and the software to hack around with. Let's be honest, the only
    reason that we even go to school is to get certified or credentialed by some
    established institution. To learn any programming language all you need is the
    necessary background such as C language, the software to practice with, some
    good books to instruct you, a lot of time, and most important of all is
    TENACITY. When it comes to anything in IT, either you can do it or you can't, I
    really don't care how many degrees/certifications someone has. I've seen a lot
    of paper tigers out there. Good Luck.
    DESANTIS77, Jul 2, 2003
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