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Old 06-28-2019, 12:25 PM
 
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Make that niche and IN DEMAND skillset.

What ever he is the world class expert in, might be so niche there really isn't much demand for it. And given the snobby attitude he has shown on this thread, he might have a reputation already within his unique branch of engineering..and that is why he is not getting referrals.

He see people in the position he wants, at the location he wants with supposed inferior skillset than his, and assumes he can't get that job because people won't hire him because he is in SV, WTF? Are there even open positions at those companies at those locations?? Did he expect them to fire the exisitings employees for make room for him??

What he wrote here is cringeworthy, and as some one who has lived and work in SV far longer than him, he does NOT represents the majority of engineers here in SV.

But I have worked with people like him though, pain in the a** to work with, they can do their work, but can't work a team, and no one wants to deal with them. They are left to do standalone projects..and then they wonder why they can't progress in their career and why no one would give them referrals.

To the OP, get over yourself, you are not that special. If you work in building silicon, boards and systems, you need to look in Texas and RTP (though I don't thing the weather in RTP is that different from SJ, maybe more humid). I worked at 4 of the big tech companies, 2 of the top ones in SV (mentioned in this thread)...they don't do that type of work just anywhere.
+1; o.p. said boston is out but i did something similar for a medium company that made data aquisition units and function generators and other transformer testing appliances for utility companies and transit operators.
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Old 06-28-2019, 12:48 PM
 
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Hm...not sure what you do, but have you tried national laboratories like Sandia, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Princeton Plasma, or Fermi?
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Old 06-28-2019, 01:57 PM
 
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if the only qualified candidates in your industry live in silicon valley; then, it would be logically impossible for an east coast corporation to be self-sufficient with employees that live on the east coast.
if what you say is unbiased and true then your only options would be to stay in west coast or change industries.
you are oversimplifying things.
There are 1-2 experts there, but their concentration within companies is much less than in SV.

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If you are great that people would just fall at your feet to give you a job, then move to Florida and show them you are serious. That is how it works there. Sorry, but take it or leave it. You may not like the “story” but it’s the reality and you are going to have to deal with it. You posted this thread to find out why you are not getting any bites. We are trying to tell you and you keep on insulting everyone who is giving very reasonable advice.
Moving there first means unemployment. Many companies simply don't hire unemployed people.

Some of the comments here are the wrath of the egalitarian mob. Is this an insult? NO. Because it is a RESPONSE to the comments about discrediting my achievements. Or disparaging established people is ok, while responding to this is not ok? In what world?

Team work is when a group has all its members positively contributing to the success of the project, each member a different amount. All members have to be skilled, and the most skilled member contributes the most and be working in a key role. Not everyone qualifies for key roles. When someone claims that everyone in a group contributed equally, then the person is lying.
Acknowledging the difference in contribution, does not mean someone cannot work with people. Radical egalitarians like to claim that it is, but they are lying. It is a slur used to get rid of people who are better than them in their field. Working with people successfully does not mean giving credit for my own work to others in the name of equality, also does not require to equally share the credit. Share credit, but not equally. Egalitarians can keep stealing other peoples' credit for a while, drive out high achievers, but then they drive companies into the ground once the free money (from Wall street and investors) dries up (when the tech bubble bursts). As long as the stock market is in an upswing, all this fraud remains unabated.

It is the same slur they use in politics, if we don't share our wealth and income through more socialism, then they call us bad people who are harmful to others. The same in the corporate world, if we don't let other people take equal credit (and equal salaries and bonuses) with us then the radical egalitarians call us bad people who are harmful to others. The purpose of the name calling is coercion and ROBBERY, high achievers would make too much money and the mob must be unleashed on them to aggressively take some of their money/income and share it with the masses equally, while the redistributors gain power.
Socialists always claim the rich stole from them, but of course they are lying.


Is someone claiming that competent people cannot work with others? If that's the case, then who are the "others", an incompetent mob? Competent people can work with other competent people, the "others" need to be fired as they are not contributing to the company's profit.

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Old 06-28-2019, 02:15 PM
 
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Make that niche and IN DEMAND skillset.
But I have worked with people like him though, pain in the a** to work with, they can do their work, but can't work a team,
I heard stories like that, typically made up lies, used as a cover story why competent people were driven out of a company by an incompetent mob, in a quest to protect their statuses and income streams.
Maybe the people he couldn't work with should have been fired.
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Old 06-28-2019, 02:19 PM
 
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^ tl;dr:
what job titles are you looking for ?
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Old 06-28-2019, 02:31 PM
 
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I heard stories like that, typically made up lies, used as a cover story why competent people were driven out of a company by an incompetent mob, in a quest to protect their statuses and income streams.
Maybe the people he couldn't work with should have been fired.
You make the assumption that those people are incompetent.

10 competent engineers.
1 competent a**hole engineer.

Fire the 10 competent engineers.

Yup that makes sense.

Achievements can not be discredited if they are legitimate, but when one lets those achievements go to their heads it's problematic. That pretty much is the definition of over inflated ego.

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Old 06-28-2019, 02:36 PM
 
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May I also suggest the OP get some anger management help, it's widely available here in socialist SV.
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Old 06-28-2019, 03:20 PM
 
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I would frown when seeing a resume from a Sillycon Valley company. During an interview, I would ask you to explain the average and worst case space and time complexity of a Red-black tree in addition to writing out insertion and deletion of elements on a whiteboard within 5 minutes, and ask some trick questions although I realize being able to answer all those questions is not an indicator of real-world performance at all. And make it impossibly hard to do well in the interview if you worked at Google or Facebook: you reap what you sow.
Shame on you.

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May I also suggest the OP get some anger management help, it's widely available here in socialist SV.
Do tell how emotions can be detected through the internet without emojis

Are you a gifted clairvoyant or savant?
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Old 06-28-2019, 03:42 PM
 
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You make the assumption that those people are incompetent.

10 competent engineers.
1 competent a**hole engineer.

Fire the 10 competent engineers.
.
Your story was probably a lie.
In reality, it would be like this:
4 incompetent engineers
6 competent engineers
1 very competent engineer.
The 4 incompetent ones lying through their teeth to get rid of the very competent one, and try to intimidate the 6 competent ones into silence.
What the company should do, is to fire the 4 incompetent ones, and reject their lies. You are one of those 4, right? Some companies with egalitarian (leftist) management and HR, opt to believe the liars and care for their feelings. They think it was a net gain, they only had to fire 1 person instead of 4, ignoring that 60% of the team's productivity is now gone. versus 0% gone with firing the other 4.


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May I also suggest the OP get some anger management help, it's widely available here in socialist SV.
I suggest that to you too.
When being lynched by a mob, I'm not allowed to get angry? BS. It's good that you don't get to set the rules.
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:35 PM
 
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Do tell how emotions can be detected through the internet without emojis
Are you a gifted clairvoyant or savant?
I can read? I wish I am clairvoyant! And he admits it below.

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Your story was probably a lie.
In reality, it would be like this:
4 incompetent engineers
6 competent engineers
1 very competent engineer.
The 4 incompetent ones lying through their teeth to get rid of the very competent one, and try to intimidate the 6 competent ones into silence.
What the company should do, is to fire the 4 incompetent ones, and reject their lies. You are one of those 4, right? Some companies with egalitarian (leftist) management and HR, opt to believe the liars and care for their feelings. They think it was a net gain, they only had to fire 1 person instead of 4, ignoring that 60% of the team's productivity is now gone. versus 0% gone with firing the other 4.

I suggest that to you too.
When being lynched by a mob, I'm not allowed to get angry? BS. It's good that you don't get to set the rules.
Get some perspective, you are not being lynched. People are just saying things that differ from your view point, and you don't like it.

Okay. Got your point. Everyone is a liar, you are the only competent one. Everyone else is wrong. Things should be done your way.

What is really funny, is the company where it occur is one of the more conservative ones in SV, CEO was and still is well known republican. And that company is one of the few the still does R&D on hardware in the US.

Thanks, I will take the anger management suggestion under advisement. Will look into it after yoga and grabbing a boba tea, damn lines get so long in good weather, I need those anger management classes.

Good luck in your job search!
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