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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    I assume the industry will be rid of him within a year or so then.
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    "The shelf life of a software engineer today is no more than that of a cricketer - about 15 years," says V R Ferose, MD of German software major SAP's India R&D Labs that has over 4,500 employees . "The 20-year-old guys provide me more value than the 35-year-olds do." - I can charge them out regardless of ability at the same £2K a day but they only charge me 1/6th of UK minimum wage unlike the 35 year olds who want 1/5 the greedy pigs how am I supposed to afford the MOET?

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    would that be the same SAP that is slowly getting less reliable and precise?

    Hurrah soon we will get paid the same as cricketers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    I think this is more relevant to the Indian market, people work like hell to get expert in an area, then sit back (they still have a job for life mentality). With so many new grads coming into the market in India, employers can take on new grads for new areas.

    In Europe people don't have the jobs for life mentality anymore, and continue to up-skill all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    FTFH

    would that be the same SAP that is slowly getting less reliable and precise?

    Hurrah soon we will get paid the same as cricketers!
    The more flakey it gets the more work there is for developers. If there was only the old reliable R/3 system around we'd be stuffed.

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    rubbish. 46 and busier than ever. transition from from bum-on-seat to multi-client consultant is well underway. well, either that or it's just a brief alignment of shiny things in the firmwareament.

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    There used to be a similar attitude in Europe. I remember a 45 year old (God forbid) joining our company. They took him on but only after a trial period, lots of discussions about whether he'd be up to it. Those were the days. The MD was 35 or 36 the oldest guy in the company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
    Apparently there's a shortage of ancient techies like me wot knows about the elecktrickery side of all this stuff.

    Which might explain the endless series of contract notifications that end up in my email.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
    Apparently there's a shortage of ancient techies like me wot knows about the elecktrickery side of all this stuff.

    Which might explain the endless series of contract notifications that end up in my email.
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