RE: Not to bring up a dead horse, but....

Subject: RE: Not to bring up a dead horse, but....
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 17:27:38 -0500



>Many laid-off Silicon Valley techies work for free to brush up on skills
>http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/2003-02-26-valley_x.htm
>
>
>many people in S. Cal. taking non-paying jobs with companies, some working
>on Open Source projects, in order to keep working. Just thought that some
>of you might find it interesting.

I liked the quote:

"July, the software developer has worked part time for free since October at
a start-up. "It gives me a chance to ... increase my knowledge," he says."

They aren't working for free...they're simply paying for training (and
experience) on their own, just as if they were going to school.

Case in point. For some small systems, our CTO is starting to look at Linux.
Several of the developers are doing OpenSource work on their own during
lunch and after hours as a way of gaining experience should it become a
serious consideration. Shoot...I'd be looking at documenting something
OpenSource if I could come up for air.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
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