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[–] captbrogers 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Find smaller companies. They can still have people that cause trouble, but it is a little easier to catch that in an interview. Ask to be seen by the whole group (you would work with) for 15 or 20 minutes to find out about everyone, because you want to be sure of that position being a good fit. Ask them to tell you about working at that company and themselves. Who does what and who works with whom. Pay attention to who sits where and who feeds off of whom (do people make jokes and involve each other, or is everyone tight-lipped with a stick up their butt?). Who constantly chimes in, how relevant is their comment/response, and how much did they actually say when answering your questions. Sometimes people can speak for a while without actually having anything to say. It will be a bit mentally exhausting when you do it the first few times but it can be a wealth of information.

I've sat in on a meeting or interview and spent half of my mental energy on taking mental notes of how people were sitting, it let me know who was really in charge and how everyone was feeling. I've seen meetings where a small team of programmers came in and everyone was hunched over and quiet, a giant red flag they were all mentally roughed up and needed a break.

People advertise their thoughts all the time and don't realize it, if you are actively looking for the signs they are easy enough to pick up on. From these silent messages you can tell if the place will be worth your time.

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[–] onegin [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Ask to be seen by the whole group (you would work with) for 15 or 20 minutes to find out about everyone

Are you talking about asking to have the whole group in the room at the same time to get a sense of the dynamics? That sounds like that would indeed be a wealth of information seeing the group dynamics. I'm just so used to going through the normal interview "loop" and not asking for anything special like that.

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[–] captbrogers 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Yes, the whole group at the same time.

Break that sheep (I hate using that term, but it fits) mindset. Think of yourself as an one-man company and you are interviewing potential partnerships. Keep that thought driving your actions, you are interviewing them just as much as they are interviewing you.

Probe for social dynamics, you can do it indirectly and subtly by having everyone in one room talking together. Ask what was the reason for choosing tools and processes, you just want to know why so you can get a better idea of how things work at the company. Inquire about how the company is hoping you can improve things, this sets you apart from code monkies.

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[–] 11843236 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I can second working for small companies. More chance of a good job if you can avoid Silicon Valley and/or California altogether.

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[–] Gargilius 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Find smaller companies.

To add to that argument: smaller companies simply don't have the resources to support the sjw parasite types, as everybody must pull their own weight; moreover, when you get in early, you have a better shot at steering the company in the right direction as it grows...

Though, don't count on the last point too much - parasites flock to any place that becomes successful, you might have to jump ship as it happens; you'll basically be jumping ship in the opposite direction as sjw parasites do - you'll move from growing successful companies to growing successful companies, as the sjw move from formerly successful companies they ruined to soon to be ruined newly successful companies... but hey, you might be able to retire before you grow tired of this game... :-)

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[–] therealkrispy 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Damore's lawsuit or not, the answer isn't to stoop to their (liberal's) level with overregulation. The answer is disruption, and that's exactly what my business will do. Deprive them of market share, attack every single product line they have, demonetize entire industries with completely free and open source software and draw no quarter. The best part is that anyone that brings in their pink slip from a competitor gets an interview, although veterans will be prioritized in the hiring process.

That being said, I think it's safe to say that if we make it, feel free to reach out. Hell, just message me on here. Odds are I'll do a lot of AMAs on here just to spite Reddit. It's likely that I'll still be on Voat, at least until I release something similar, which is already in extremely early prototyping.

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[–] onegin [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'll watch for your AMA's. I've been fairly early in following the various censorship driven exoduses in social media and am always willing to try something new.

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[–] therealkrispy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I wanna be clear that Voat wouldn't exactly be something I want to destroy, and if my product affects their usership, I plan on reaching out to Putt and helping him move 100% of Voat's data over, right down to every buried comment and every shitpost. I like this place, I just don't see it as sustainable. Voat exists as a far right haven from the far left nonsense of Reddit. My service will allow people to echo chamber themselves if they see fit, but it'll also have common ground areas where arguments get insane and there are no moderators. The idea is to make the internet lawless again.

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[–] Kill-Commies 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

https://imgoat.com/uploads/7c6a1e7ce5/46928.png

Something tells me the further down you go on the list the less SJW BS you will encounter.

I'm in the 95%+ range, Ive encountered zero sjw faggotry so far

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[–] onegin [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Ha, nice. Yeah I actually thought about CNC programming at one time (that's at 93% on your list). Knew a guy who worked CNC.

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[–] Firevine 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'm looking to get into the field myself, and this has been a concern of mine. I'll probably just bite the bullet for a few years, then start my own business and not fuck around with "diversity" jack shit.

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[–] GOMAD_OR_GFYAD 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Start your own business

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[–] onegin [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's a fair suggestion. I'm really an academic at heart though so it would be a tough shift for me. I've worked mostly in research. I still believe in research to some extent but I think that research organizations are pretty vulnerable, because there's not a whole lot of testosterone in them, to put it bluntly.

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[–] GOMAD_OR_GFYAD 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I've always heard that those who cant do, teach. But I think it's also accurate to say that leaders who are too cowardly for risky ventures choose to lead classrooms where there isnt any risk.

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[–] MrBoneCrusher 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I have been disappointed by the direction programming has taken in these past 10 years. Especially current graduates. They care more about how many buzzwords they can fit into a solution and write an over-engineered mess crossing 4 languages running on top of 2 VMs with microservices and blah blah blah, when a single 20-line C program could solve it just fine. And they're so used to programming in languages that are so far removed from the actual CPU and talking to the OS that they barely understand how computers actually work these days.

I partly blame phones. Back when I was a kid we had actual computers and you had to know how to put stuff together and do a few things to actually get online. And programming and tweaking around with the technical settings was accessible and not hidden behind 10 different screens. Now kids just buy a phone and everything is done for them. Unless they're into PC gaming or something most kids these days probably wouldn't even know how to hook up a computer!

And of course CS is full of a bunch of betas, and with colleges requiring even STEM majors to take pathetic liberal art courses they eat this SJW shit up. Add in a bunch of diversity hires who shouldn't even be there but are anyway because they're dark skinned or a woman, even if you literally have to rewrite everything that they write.

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[–] onegin [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'll have to see if I can find my own way of bringing it up.

So in your experience then there have been some places that don't respond negatively? I live on the west coast and so far everyone I've talked to has been really guarded and seemingly scared of wrongthink.

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[–] CowboyXero 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I would recommend just going into ethical hacking. The downside to black hat shit is that, while fun, it won't get you paid and all the truly highly skilled are in the ethical business. They're paid...read that? PAID to find exploits and patch them. That's more of a merit-based thing and not something that you can "I'm a (insert color) differently gendered person so I get to call the shots and if not YOU"RE ALL RACISTS REEEEE!" your way to the top.

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[–] KikeFree 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Black hats do indeed get paid, but some end up in prison, some have to be careful where they travel, and some work behind the shield of a state.

Companies survive mostly from sales ability leading to cash flow, not actual performance. Plenty of so called white hat hacker companies just hire pajeets to run scripts, and people are fine with that because it was just a "cover your ass" step anyway, there is no actual desire to have security problems found except for the most egregious. Plenty of room for SJWs.

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