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1/14/2013 | 9:17:08 PM
re: How To Scare Off Your Best IT People
The problem is that IT employees are the only ones outside of the finance function to be able to scry the information in the databases for the perks, etc. that the C-Suites don't want generally disclosed (they usually only show up in SEC filing footnotes -- in Latin ;-) As such, experienced workers (the ones who have learned all the C-speak code) are perceived as a potential threat (don't want that information "democratized", if ya know what I mean). See also datacoalition.org re: Congress and FedGov.
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1/14/2013 | 8:01:04 PM
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IT salaries are flat with 1% raises, management is treating IT talent with total contempt while asking those with such talent to scrub the floors while they code. If you are over 40, then get out of IT altogether because the "real' talent are 16 year-old script kiddies according to popular myth. So you have a culture that abuses experienced talent (unlike ALL other professions), cries scarcity of "talent" while market evidence is to the contrary (i.e, if a resource is scarce the cost of such resource INCREASES; not DECREASES), and the working conditions have steadily deteriorated over the past 10 years. All this while crying we need more "STEM" education? Get real. The market and working conditions are showing there is no shortage of tech "talent." Just an effort to increase outsourcing and H1B visa quotas. The market doesn't lie, and it is shouting that the cry of tech talent shortage is total bunk. IT workers are needed like hotel housekeeping workers. At nearly the same pay.
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