Interviewing and feelings

This is a discussion on Interviewing and feelings within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I was being sarcastic, mostly. And I agree with you, Adrian. I'm not saying all young, talented programmers are elitests, ...

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    I was being sarcastic, mostly. And I agree with you, Adrian. I'm not saying all young, talented programmers are elitests, but a lot of them are. And yes, B0bDole, most of them are socially inept. That's why you have to find the few that are a good mix of all those things.

    I'll be the first to admit that I like having older, more experienced programmers on my team, because when I get stuck, they can usually help me out of it. That doesn't mean I don't teach them things as well.

    I guess my point is, I don't think any company will ever find "the ideal" programmer for the job. 98% of them either don't know some specifics about a language or haven't been working with it for 10 years, or aren't the perfect social fit for the company. But then again, what other positions are filled in a company with ideal candidates, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ober
    what other positions are filled in a company with ideal candidates, right?
    You mean my boss isn't the "ideal candidate"?
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    >Comment code after it's written
    Comment code after it's all written
    Hmm

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    i just have a question for stovellp.. why did your shop choose c pound as it's official language? did you have any influence on this decision? (if so, why did you /did you not vote for c# ? )

    yes.. I know it's c sharp
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