Thread: Job Opportunities for a 6-months placement

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    I just want to comment on this:
    >Well if I were interviewing you for an internship at our company and I picked up on this attitude in the slightest little bit the answer of my fellow co-workers and my answer would be a huge no.

    You know what? I believe that the very few people who would be able to complete their projects, meet deadlines, be relatively good at programming etc, and that actually do have this kind of attitude that you think I have (I don't, but that's a different story), you wouldn't be able to pick on this attitude in an interview. Sure, you could catch some people with this attitude, but those people wouldn't be good at anything else anyways. The ones that would be good otherwise, you wouldn't know until you work with them for some time. But it's not so common to find people like that, and I think I was lucky enough in my life to meet one. Just my arrogant opinion for you, all-knowing Mr. Bubba.

    > If you have already done an internship then what is this thread about? If you already know the answer then why did you ask us?
    Well I wanted to know if my beloved community has any suggestions for companies especially in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dush View Post
    Well I wanted to know if my beloved community has any suggestions for companies especially in New York.
    Like I said before, look in New Jersey, not New York. It is a separate state, you take a bridge over the Hudson River from Manhattan, you are in New Jersey. If you want to commute, that is lucky since you will be against the grain of the normal gridlock.

    NYC is not a high tech place. There is little to no industry. The economy is based on entertainment and finance.

    You could also google for stuff on Long Island, which is like the extended suburbs but outside the city limits; there is far more infrastructure supportive of stuff like that there.
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    9,608 not apply to small businesses, so the ignorance is all yours.
    The ignorance here is that you assume I'm from a small company when you actually don't know anything about my employer or me for that matter.
    According to this any company with 15 or more employees are bound by the EEOC laws.

    But it's not so common to find people like that, and I think I was lucky enough in my life to meet one. Just my arrogant opinion for you, all-knowing Mr. Bubba.
    It is you who appears to be all knowing and incapable of seeing things from a different perspective other than your own.
    It is pointless to argue with ignorance. But this has gone too far and I remove myself from the discussion for the sake of the thread.

    I do apologize for the direction this thread has taken.
    Last edited by VirtualAce; 09-07-2009 at 12:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27 View Post
    Well, just to be factual, in the United States and Canada at least, many or most laws of this sort (eg, affirmative action) do not apply to small businesses, so the ignorance is all yours.
    Whoa, whoa! Wait a minute there. Do you mean to tell me that in the Land of Freedom and Equal Rights, God bless, if a person constructs a solid court case in that they weren't hired solely on the basis of their sex, sexual orientation, religion or race, they are never going to win if the company is a small company?

    Think again.

    I'm not arguing the rightness or wrongness of that, since I agree it is a bit much to look at a small business and say, okay, you have twenty people, we want 10 women, etc. That's no good.

    But if you are someone who is more comfortable with diversity than homogeneity, then that could be a real consideration.
    Diversity doesn't come from equal numbers. That is a strong fallacy and it is at the basis of your strange and mistaken view of small companies.

    To be clear, I don't question your assumption that big companies do generally have a more clear plan towards diversity. But lack of a plan, doesn't mean that:

    a) Diversity can't happen spontaneously on a small company worried in hiring for the business (many small companies already understand the apparent benefits of cultivating a diversified working environment).

    b) Diversity will not affect the ability of some specialized company to hire "only the best" and is thus not a priority (as it shouldn't).

    c) Big companies, that advertise diversified working environments, are going to follow through with the costs associated in cultivating that environment behind their closed doors. It's just not hiring. It's actually promoting within a diversified environment.

    I do question your notions when it is clear that the United States are still the Land of Opportunity and that immigrants are fairly distributed among all types of companies (I need a quote, I know). Or that racial or religious distribution of jobs almost certainly show that small companies make no distinction. In fact, in my 22 year career (which included 4 years in Canada and 7 in Australia) I can safely say without any reservations whatsoever, I have never, even once, worked in a company where I didn't meet a diversified group of workmates. And incidentally I was made to be felt as a lousy immigrant at a certain large database company in Canada when I have never felt, or was made aware of anyone else being treated differently (for better or for worse) anywhere else.


    In the end generalizations are dangerous in this area. Especially because they can never be true. To say that small companies tend to be less diversified or that tend to be places where the boss hand is felt more severely is ignoring a huuuge number of companies where this ain't so.

    In contrast I could say large companies tend to dispose of you more easily than small companies, because in all their diversity and respect for the human being, they forgot to respect you. And yet, know what? That isn't very true either. Many large corporations are more conscious about the value of their employees. Up to the level of small companies.
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