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Some damned fool asked: [Jan. 28th, 2016|04:49 pm]
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)
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"What are the reasons software engineers are fired?"

Generally, software engineers are not fired. They become furniture. Refer to the Wally character in the Dilbert comic strip. That's what usually happens to software engineers. That's what happened to me. I got sick and retired for health reasons, otherwise I'd still be sitting there turning salary bucks into BTUs to help heat the cubitorium.

It may have to do with the way software endeavors are always months, if not years behind schedule. If your product is eighteen months overdue, it looks bad to be firing your software staff.

And management has a very short term memory these days. The MBA bozos that "run" most tech firms these days turn over every year-and-a-half to two years. The non-motivated/non-motivatable portion of your software engineering staff turns over every ten to fifteen years, so, by the time the whiz kids figure out what's going on, they've been transfered to HQ for GE&E (glorification, exaltation and elevation) and they give less than half the shit they never gave in the first place and so nothing ever changes.

Hope that helps (snicker, snicker, snort, snort) . . .