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Re: [tlug] Looking for employment

Hi Dave

While I am not 100% sure, excelfore can work out for you if you have strong C skills and embedded experience. Their pay is decent too. But like I mentioned before, I am not 100% sure whether they are okay for you to be fully remote. This is my previous company where I used to work. The japan head of this company is a pretty reasonable person and he told me a few days back that he is looking to have more people to the team. So you can check their website and if it sounds interesting, you can definitely reach out to them.

Like Lian said, there definitely are a few challenges. But my experience of staying in Japan for the last 10 years and working with startups made me believe that nothing is written in the rock here. People here are pretty reasonable and accommodating if it is needed. So I would say you can try some of the startups here those are working in the domains of your interest. For these companies it is really difficult to find someone who is bilingual and also who good at development. For this reason I think they will be able to bet on you being remote and working for them. From my past experience, I could reach out to such startups through Job postings on Craigslist and LinkedIn.Β 

For the legal aspects, I believe you could register a LLC and get the money transfered to the company. If you cannot be directly put on that payrolls something like this can definitely be worked out, but such seeing would be easy with small companies.

So please stay positive and good luck with the search.

On Tue, Mar 19, 2024, 3:12β€―PM Yasuaki Kudo <> wrote:
Hello Dave!

We are a worker cooperative based in Yugawara, Japan

There are nominally 10 worker cooperators at the moment but I am the
only person engaged in any real paid work πŸ˜…οΈ (and even then, my work
is pretty lightweight at the moment)Β  Β and Yes, we are 100% remote

If you are interested, come join our Coop Casual Conference this
Thursday(17:00JST) [and this is not only for us but all IT worker coops
and friends] - my apologies in advance if I am not there due to Sakura
daytrip but I am often there.


A weekly meeting (Thursdays at 08:00 UTC AND at 17:00 UTC in the big
blue button room: access code: ccc)
where we can chat about shared challenges, experiences, and best
practices for worker coops!


On Mon, 2024-03-18 at 13:30 -0600, David J Iannucci wrote:
> Not sure why it took me so long to think to post something here...
> I'm looking for tech work (s/w dev or honestly anything adjacent
> enough
> for me to be able to do it)... specifically as regards this group,
> that would
> mean a remote job, as I'm guessing the chances someone will have a
> lead for me in my current meatspace stomping grounds of Salt Lake
> City,
> Utah, are slim, and I'm not prepared to move at this point.
> I've been hunting for months now, and having a hard time of it,
> because let's face it, I'm a bit of a dinosaur... more (I like to
> think)
> on paper than in reality, but "on paper" is all the hiring people
> will
> see. I recently read something about ageism in tech hiring, and let's
> just say it's not hard for me to believe this is a problem, based on
> my
> experience :=(
> As many of you know, I'm a long time Linux user, and have done
> software
> dev on Linux (and other UNIX and UNIX-like) and some low-key sysadmin
> on
> Linux for many years. And, apropos of this group, I am highly fluent
> in
> Japanese, including reading and writing. Would love to have a tech
> job
> that makes use of that language skill that I've spent many years
> cultivating, but... not holding my breath.
> Some of you who might have leads or want to help will no doubt ask
> immediately what my skills are, and the answers can be found at:
> Β
> (btw, if you would want to link to me on LI, I would welcome that).
> Note that one of the reasons I've languished career-wise is that I
> spent
> the 2010s [1] getting a PhD in linguistics (while still working s/w
> day
> jobs). I don't expect this degree to help me in my current pursuit,
> but
> sometimes I wonder how much it's hurting me :=(
> If you know of a position that needs a (remote?) developer, where
> they
> are willing to look at someone like me who is older and has a good,
> strong UNIX/Linux and programming background, but is not (yet) up to
> date on all the latest sexy tech that the world desires (clouds,
> container-
> ization, DevOps, うんぬん), but where they are willing to give me a
> chance
> to catch up on that stuff (or whatever other aspects of their dev
> environs), then I'd be happy to hear about it, and to send a resume
> and
> letter directly. And if they want someone who can work in Japanese,
> if
> that gives me a leg up, all the better (then I'll really need to get
> my
> input method problems solved, finally ;=)
> Thanks for reading and γ‚ˆγ‚γ—γγŠι‘˜γ„γ—γΎγ™,
> Dave
> [1] This is pronounced "twenty-teens", not "twenty-tens" ;=P :=)

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