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Re: [tlug] [OT] How's the job market?[1]

Just wanted to say thanks for the responses.... I've actually just
accepted a job here at home, and it's a Good Thing, but a little sad
that the move back to Japan won't happen this time. Will try again in a
couple years.


On Mon, May 6, 2013, at 17:20, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> David J Iannucci writes:
>  > How hard do you think it would be for me to score a nice
>  > programming gig with enough income to raise a family in the current
>  > Tokyo job market?
> Looking at the software and web sites I'm forced to use, I'd say if
> you have one settable neuron left in your brain, you'd be more than
> qualified here.  Most of the software engineering profession seems to
> have been burned into ROM in 1995.  (Present company excepted....[2])
> More seriously, the financial markets are going great guns, and they
> seem to have a big appetite for programmers in general and gaijin in
> particular.
> Footnotes:
> [1]  I thought this wasn't actually OT on this list, as long as you're
>      not a spamming headhunter. :-)
> [2]  And I'm just bitter, of course.  Surely there is great software
>      being written in this country ... it's just not being used by my
>      employer or the volunteer organizations (including GSoC![3]) I
>      work with.
> [3]  Actually, Melange isn't *all* bad ... when it deigns to reply at
>      all. :-)
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