• Subject: Re: Re[2]: RPG TALENT--Global issue
  • From: DAsmussen@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 19:16:08 EDT

Eric,

In a message dated 98-05-28 11:39:44 EDT, you write:

> Why is everyone so sure that the talent pool for AS400 is diminishing? Like 
>  everything else, when PC programmers are falling all over themselves
competing 
>  with forty other applicants for a single programming position that pays
barely 
>  over minimum wage, there's going to be a steady migration toward other
systems, 
>  such as the as400.  

Tried to hire anyone lately?  It's not just an AS/400 problem, but industry-
wide.  The articles on the subject transcend the traditional midrange mags
into "Byte" and "PC World".  Management has finally recognized the value of
IS, just as the overall talent pool has dried up...

JMHO,

Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
E-Mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com

"There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear." -- Frank Tyger
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