Why Engineers Hop Jobs

by alphamonkey on May 6, 2010 · 0 comments

in General Tomfoolery,Nerdgasms,Sci/Tech

Since Alex’s new gig in the silicon salt mines won’t allow him to fritter away productive hours by posting nonsense on dpb, I’ll do it for him: Here’s a great little piece on software engineers and job hopping from Ted Dziuba:

As an engineer, you are told that you’re “lucky to have a job”, because there are “a hundred people lined up outside, ready to take it”. (As chance would have it, there are at least a thousand lined up to take the job of rich prick who tells people what to do). This backlash is the product of diseased thinking. A CEO who makes an engineer work 80 hours a week is a driven entrepreneur, but an engineer asking for a comfy chair is a prima donna. So, when we are up to our knees in golf-course, martini-lunch bullshit, don’t be surprised when we jump ship for a higher salary.

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