How are you going to put sizzle in it?  I mean, programming AS/400s is
about as unexciting as it gets.  No graphics, no hardware arguments, no
real religious wars beyond DOW & DOU, no  point & click, no games.  No
chance for the "Big Score" with the gazzillion dollar program, and even
though the money is good, the PC world talks of stock options, signing
bonuses in 5 figures, 6 figure salaries, and all sorts of benefits.  (Of
course the MS gulags are always overlooked.)  With the hollywood
atmosphere of PC programming, why would any bright young person choose
RPG, COBOL, & CL?


In <000701bd87f7$b04621e0$2d0000c0@david.xycorp.com>, on 05/25/98 
   at 11:07 AM, "David Smith" <david@xycorp.com> said:

>With respect to this ongoing challenge re:

>Talent, qualified talent, available talent, affordable talent.. good
>talent is always......hard 2 find:)

>Our companies need to solve this ever increasing challenge... may I
>suggest some real hard $ investments & free consulting time to be given
>to our local colleges.. & how about all those old defunct machines, who's
>leases are dead & have no value , not even for the recycled solder (gold
>connections) etc... any thoughts on this.. shouldn't we be the ones to
>drive these issues, and stop be-moaning the fact that if we do not take
>active participation in our community, we really can't don't or should'nt
>except much support in the way of new grads.. future wiz's in technology
>and the application of technology to real world systems..:(

>David R. Smith,
>V.P. Operations & Professional Services
>Xycorp Inc.
>2001-365 Bloor Street East, Toronto
>Ontario, Canada, M4W-3L4
>Tel. (416) 923-4344 ext. 365
>Fax. (416) 923-0120
>E-mail: david@xycorp.com
>www.xycorp.com

>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
>[mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Allen, Mark Sent:
>Wednesday, April 22, 1998 3:23 PM
>To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com; Tony
>Subject: RE: WANTED - RPG TALENT


>Hard in DC?  Try finding them in remote Western Kentucky!!!!!   The last
>one I got was moving back to the area from Florida to be near family...I
>got real lucky with her but still looking for another.  If anyone is
>interested email me.

>Mark Allen
>MIS Manager
>Mattel-Murray
>allenmar@mattel.com
>502 767 1377

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:        Don [SMTP:dr2@access.digex.net]
>> Sent:        Wednesday, April 22, 1998 2:13 PM
>> To:  Tony
>> Cc:  MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>> Subject:     Re: WANTED - RPG TALENT
>>
>>
>>
>> Hey, you think YOU have problems finding folks...try DC...we've been
>> hunting like a wildman for OUR OWN pgming requirements....
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, 21 Apr 1998, Tony wrote:
>>
>> > Tell me more!
>> > -Tony-
>> >
>> >
>> > >We need AS/400 RPG talent in the NY metro area looking to latch
>> onto an
>> > >incredible opportunity.
>> > >
>> > >Email: K2@DynamicWeb.com
>> > >
>> > >973-777-7666
>> >
>> >
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