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Old 07-10-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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I was talking to my son the other day and he was telling me that he was on some website and there were many openings in his field. He does some sort of programming. He said they were all jobs where you work remotely. I asked him if he was thinking of leaving the company he works for now (they're here in Miami and my son is not bilingual) and he said no, but it was nice to know he has options. My son is 23 and he makes about 80K a year plus benefits. He does work A LOT! This isn't a 9 to 5 field.
You can still find some decent programming jobs. System Admin and Network admin, forget about it.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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Bad: Snow removal, ski instructor.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:45 AM
 
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I was talking to my son the other day and he was telling me that he was on some website and there were many openings in his field. He does some sort of programming. He said they were all jobs where you work remotely. I asked him if he was thinking of leaving the company he works for now (they're here in Miami and my son is not bilingual) and he said no, but it was nice to know he has options. My son is 23 and he makes about 80K a year plus benefits. He does work A LOT! This isn't a 9 to 5 field.
You can still get money in programming. Network Administration, System Administration and Desktop Support; its a wrap for all those areas of IT. Learn SQL, Cold Fusion, PHP, Java etc etc. Other than that, plan to live in some corny place or even think about leaving the country. I know this might sound wild for some, but there are a lot of job opportunities in Asia and Africa.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:49 AM
 
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I thought most programming jobs were outsourced now to India.Is this field being backsourced? I know SQL and Java very well but very unemployed.What website am I missing out on with these jobs?
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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That cracked me up and I read it in the voice of Sam Axe from Burn Notice.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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I hope I get this right because when my son starts talking about what he does I understand very little. He's a .net programmer. Does that make sense? On his company's website it says he's proficient in Visual Studio, WinSCP, Notepad++, WinMerge, etc. When he was at Sapient they did have an India division in the programming department so that when the US side was off, they would take over and vice versa. He said they were horrible programmers and they would have to redo a lot of their work so everything would take longer than if they just didn't use them at all. There was also the communication barrier. It's one of the reasons he left that company and is with this smaller local company. I'd say 90% of the time he works from home which he loves because he HATES to drive. The office is about 10 minutes from where he lives too.
I'll ask him what website he saw the jobs.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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I hope I get this right because when my son starts talking about what he does I understand very little. He's a .net programmer. Does that make sense? On his company's website it says he's proficient in Visual Studio, WinSCP, Notepad++, WinMerge, etc. When he was at Sapient they did have an India division in the programming department so that when the US side was off, they would take over and vice versa. He said they were horrible programmers and they would have to redo a lot of their work so everything would take longer than if they just didn't use them at all. There was also the communication barrier. It's one of the reasons he left that company and is with this smaller local company. I'd say 90% of the time he works from home which he loves because he HATES to drive. The office is about 10 minutes from where he lives too.
I'll ask him what website he saw the jobs.
Thanks,so much if not for me than for any,any of my coworkers out of work.I believe most of then could find something if willing to leave the area,but most are not.I know BP is heavily recruiting for very decent salaries but not for this area and almost all engineer jobs require working on site.Maybe they can make a transition into programming or something else if they want to stay down here
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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I hope I get this right because when my son starts talking about what he does I understand very little. He's a .net programmer. Does that make sense? On his company's website it says he's proficient in Visual Studio, WinSCP, Notepad++, WinMerge, etc. When he was at Sapient they did have an India division in the programming department so that when the US side was off, they would take over and vice versa. He said they were horrible programmers and they would have to redo a lot of their work so everything would take longer than if they just didn't use them at all. There was also the communication barrier. It's one of the reasons he left that company and is with this smaller local company. I'd say 90% of the time he works from home which he loves because he HATES to drive. The office is about 10 minutes from where he lives too.
I'll ask him what website he saw the jobs.
Yep .net is a popular and I have heard the same about india. I knew someone who worked at Oracle and he said code they would farm out to India came back with a lot of issues.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:20 PM
 
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I thought most programming jobs were outsourced now to India.Is this field being backsourced? I know SQL and Java very well but very unemployed.What website am I missing out on with these jobs?
From my understanding (this is second hand info) they send out code that they can't do in house because of time constraints, or because they can not hire enough people locally to do the job. Which seems to be a problem these days because Americans are not going into those fields anymore. However, the code comes back ALLLLLL screwed up.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Miami
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From my understanding (this is second hand info) they send out code that they can't do in house because of time constraints, or because they can not hire enough people locally to do the job. Which seems to be a problem these days because Americans are not going into those fields anymore. However, the code comes back ALLLLLL screwed up.
Yes, exactly. My son said the website is stackoverflow.
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