Same here


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Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 18:09:40 -0500
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Subject: Re: [MIDRANGE-JOBS] Fond du lac Wisconsin opportunity

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I actually got my BS after 7 years in the field. I'd started on it
prior to getting a job as a programmer, had to drop out, and wanted
to finish it just for the satisfaction of doing so. It hasn't helped
me at all.

At 04:06 PM 12/19/2007, Tommy.Holden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
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same here Mike....i'll stick with my lowly A.A.S in C.I.S requiring a
B.S. is pure BS IMO...but what do i know...

Thanks,
Tommy Holden



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Heck, I only have a two-year A.A.S. degree. After 7 years of RPG
programming
experience, does a B.S. really mean any more than the other definition of
it
at this point in my career?

On Dec 19, 2007 2:34 PM, SJL <sjl_abc@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

John -

I'd just like to know the answer to one question:
Why do so many companies specify a bachelor's degree in CompSci as a job
requirement for a
programming position?

I have not yet met an AS/400 - iSeries - System i (and that's with a
little "i", NOT a big
one..) that has a degree in computer science.

As any good IBM midrange technical professional will attest, a degree in
Computer Science
is totally irrelevant to programming on this platform - we're not
creating
new hardware,
writing compilers, or _any_ kind of bare metal stuff like is taught in
any
Computer
Science curriculum.

Any person with a CompSci degree would be totally bored with the System
i
- on the other
hand, a more reasonable expectation would be having a degree in Computer
Information
Systems.

Inquiring minds would like to know...

I have my suspicions about this kind of job listing, but I won't
elaborate...yet.


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