Topic: For late 40s guy in the tech fields, I know I am approaching the end of the road in Labrador
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I'm 71 now, was programming C in 1976, we had a UNIX 6 implementation on DEC PDPs. So, I write 44 years C programming experience on my resume. Still programming in C. Plenty of contract work for systems internals and related.


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. said: I'm 71 now, was programming C in 1976, we had a UNIX 6 implementation on DEC PDPs. So, I write 44 years C programming experience on my resume. Still programming in C. Plenty of contract work for systems internals and related.

­ Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie (September 9, 1941 – c. October 12, 2011) was an American computer scientist. He created the C programming language and, with long-time colleague Ken Thompson, the Unix operating system and B programming language.

Version 7 Unix for the PDP-11, including Dennis Ritchie's home directory: /usr/dmr
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DEC PDP-7, as used for initial work on Unix
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Thompson (sitting) and Ritchie working together at a PDP-11
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Ritchie was found dead on October 12, 2011, at the age of 70 at his home in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, where he lived alone. First news of his death came from his former colleague, Rob Pike. The cause and exact time of death have not been disclosed.

He had been in frail health for several years following treatment for prostate cancer and heart disease.

News of Ritchie's death was largely overshadowed by the media coverage of the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, which occurred the week before.


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I worked in ASM on PDP 11s in my first job in 1987.


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They want someone else to train you, and when you become to experienced (e.g. expensive) they let you go.

What they want is this -> :apu:


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Quence said: Ritchie was found dead on October 12, 2011, at the age of 70 at his home in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, where he lived alone. First news of his death came from his former colleague, Rob Pike. The cause and exact time of death have not been disclosed.

He had been in frail health for several years following treatment for prostate cancer and heart disease.

News of Ritchie's death was largely overshadowed by the media coverage of the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, which occurred the week before.

That is sad. Ritchie is the true man behind Apple.


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OP,

Yuo is finished.


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. said: OP,

Yuo is finished.

­no he's not
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­no he's not
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:trump:

His only hope is if Trump wins & Miller + Trump keep turning the screws on :apu:


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OP,

At the moment there’s no work.  Even the Wog recruiters have vanished.


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I'd disagree. A lot of work around helping brick and mortar conpanies go digital. Even if its helping the idiots run webinars you would be surprised at how many non digital companies there are out there. In the place I work we have had a run of our digitally competent folk being poached.


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death2me said: Suicide is likely the most sensible option--permanent and effective. Resolves other issues too.

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Take your own advice, crybaby.


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. said: I'd disagree. A lot of work around helping brick and mortar conpanies go digital.  Even if its helping the idiots run webinars you would be surprised at how many non digital companies there are out there. In the place I work we have had a run of our digitally competent folk being poached.

I just don’t see it where I am.
I believe you.  From where I’m sitting, there’s nothing left.
This is worse than 2008-2010.


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­no he's not
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The OP should create a copy of his resume on the job boards, but change his last name to “Reddy.”  That will get him responses.


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. said: I'd disagree. A lot of work around helping brick and mortar conpanies go digital.  Even if its helping the idiots run webinars you would be surprised at how many non digital companies there are out there. In the place I work we have had a run of our digitally competent folk being poached.

I just don’t see it where I am.
I believe you.  From where I’m sitting, there’s nothing left.
This is worse than 2008-2010.

Just take a look at CL NYC for tech jobs. Maybe 2-3 real jobs, and they don't even pay well. The rest are training and Indian Scammers. That is a pretty scary. I don't think anyone is hiring now.


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No fields are really left. You could say the same for accounting as well. 

Not everyone is cut out for entrepreneurship. You also have to risk almost everything and there is a small chance you will make it big. Many business owners make a "salary" that could even be less than a job, and put in a ton  of work. Honestly though the way the job market is now, you have zero job security. At least striking off on your own you are in the drivers seat, don't mean you are a good driver though. An employee is a back seat passenger.


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. said: No fields are really left. You could say the same for accounting as well. 

Not everyone is cut out for entrepreneurship. You also have to risk almost everything and there is a small chance you will make it big. Many business owners make a "salary" that could even be less than a job, and put in a ton  of work. Honestly though the way the job market is now, you have zero job security. At least striking off on your own you are in the drivers seat, don't mean you are a good driver though. An employee is a back seat passenger.

Probably contracting is your best bet. Set up an LLC and try to find work. They usually don't care about who you are, age, race, etc as a contractor. Can you do the fucking job by the due date? That is all.


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I'm gonna give you guys the best piece of advice you will ever get. Forget tech ... it is in the gutter and will be for two decades. It's not just COVID, its COVID + hyper-investment of the last two decades plus maturing systems and cloud. Look at what happened to SAP today. Tech workers today are like the last few guys still building horse-drawn carriages just as Henry Ford's first production line started out.  Now, here's the problem, there really aren't any great alternatives since western economies are contracting everywhere due to cyclical factors. Now there IS something you can do. Think about it, what sort of business does well when an economy goes into secular decline? Recessions and depressions are abundant. In this era's the largest demographic is poor and destitute. Move into a line of business that serves them and you will do well. Think payday loans, pawn stores, dollar stores and anything else that operates in the gutter. The future of America is the cesspool and you better be ready to get down in there and swim.


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JUST OPEN A DOLLAR STORE
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:gramps:­

:lol:


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. said: I'm gonna give you guys the best piece of advice you will ever get. Forget tech ...

... Think payday loans, pawn stores, dollar stores and anything else that operates in the gutter. The future of America is the cesspool and you better be ready to get down in there and swim.

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fucking clown


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. said: I'm gonna give you guys the best piece of advice you will ever get. Forget tech ... it is in the gutter and will be for two decades. It's not just COVID, its COVID + hyper-investment of the last two decades plus maturing systems and cloud. Look at what happened to SAP today. Tech workers today are like the last few guys still building horse-drawn carriages just as Henry Ford's first production line started out.  Now, here's the problem, there really aren't any great alternatives since western economies are contracting everywhere due to cyclical factors. Now there IS something you can do. Think about it, what sort of business does well when an economy goes into secular decline? Recessions and depressions are abundant. In this era's the largest demographic is poor and destitute. Move into a line of business that serves them and you will do well. Think payday loans, pawn stores, dollar stores and anything else that operates in the gutter. The future of America is the cesspool and you better be ready to get down in there and swim.

Died, what happened to SAP?


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. said: I'm gonna give you guys the best piece of advice you will ever get. Forget tech ... it is in the gutter and will be for two decades. It's not just COVID, its COVID + hyper-investment of the last two decades plus maturing systems and cloud. Look at what happened to SAP today. Tech workers today are like the last few guys still building horse-drawn carriages just as Henry Ford's first production line started out.  Now, here's the problem, there really aren't any great alternatives since western economies are contracting everywhere due to cyclical factors. Now there IS something you can do. Think about it, what sort of business does well when an economy goes into secular decline? Recessions and depressions are abundant. In this era's the largest demographic is poor and destitute. Move into a line of business that serves them and you will do well. Think payday loans, pawn stores, dollar stores and anything else that operates in the gutter. The future of America is the cesspool and you better be ready to get down in there and swim.

Died, what happened to SAP?

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The stock collapsed 25%.

Massive cut-backs in business software investment all over the world.

Most large companies run SAP as an accounting and manufacturing system behind the scenes.

Its a canary in the coalmine, very turbulent waters ahead.


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. said: JUST OPEN A DOLLAR STORE
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:lol:

Except for dollar tree and family dollar those stores get their shit from heists. The mob used to steal containers from ports, airports etc. This is an old story, and probably done from the inside. You could never compete with dollar tree and the buying volume they have.


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. said: I'd disagree. A lot of work around helping brick and mortar conpanies go digital.  Even if its helping the idiots run webinars you would be surprised at how many non digital companies there are out there. In the place I work we have had a run of our digitally competent folk being poached.

I just don’t see it where I am.
I believe you.  From where I’m sitting, there’s nothing left.
This is worse than 2008-2010.

Just take a look at CL NYC for tech jobs. Maybe 2-3 real jobs, and they don't even pay well. The rest are training and Indian Scammers. That is a pretty scary. I don't think anyone is hiring now.

:shudder: I'm convinced. If there was demand there would be plenty of jobs there.


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If FB and Google have a bad quarter or two the economy is pretty much done for. All the big salaries they pay are predicated on advertising.



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