is /g/ employed or is being neet on here just a meme? my company is hiring and so far our applicants for a front-end web dev are:
>some marketing & sales people
>a scrum master
>a product designer
>someone who is "good in photoshop"
>a car mechanic
>or just really bad devs with a completely wrong skill set
what the actual fuck? what are your experiences like from the job seeking or hiring side?
I'm a bartender at a taproom.
I have a couple of opportunities in the works, though. Going for whichever comes through firs. Managing a new bar and grill, sales for trucking lanes, and helping run a chain of game stores. All through people I've met at my job.
Kill yourself normalfag wagecucks. This board is for ricing our desktops with anime, not work.
>Implying I live for my wage when I charge 30€ an hour for fixing PC's
I don't pay taxes anon.
I'm unemployed remember.
I have all the time to myself. I never have to worry about my backlog of anime or vidya. I can even dedicate my time to working out and cuck manlet wageslaves by fucking their gf behind their backs
What do you mean by interns? As in, they were looking to intern, or that was their only work experience so far?
The latter should be workable unless you have your head up your ass.
>living life to its fullest
>by being alone, talking to yourself all day everyday, sitting at the lowest tier of the social ladder, knowing that when your midlife crisis hits you'll be the first to eat a bullet.
Sounds much more appealing than working and getting laid, yeah.
I do remote freelance web dev. Mostly full-stack business logic/workflow automation projects. HTML5/SASS/JS frontend, and usually Node, Python, or Go backend.
Also have native code skills (C, C++, Rust) but don't get much chance to use them. I avoid simple "tweak a Wordpress theme for me" or "PSD to HTML" jobs, because there's way too much competition and way too little respect for people doing basic frontend work. I avoid Freelancer/Upwork/the various other shitty sites, too.
I don't necessarily want to do the remote thing forever though. It's comfy being able to wake up later and skip the commute, but the income inconsistency is stressful. I do it mainly because there are literally no tech jobs in my part of the UK.
Location? Pay? Hours? Company reputation also matters.
If there are simply more or better options at better companies then you'll need to tweak something.
Or if you are in the middle of nowhere you will have to settle for less.
we're not really looking for a junior, more like mid-level, so no interns (we have enough of those already).
a job is a job, right?
front-end web dev is really saturated so we thought that there would be tons of applications for this position, but turns out that we had way more applicants for back-end positions, which don't necessarily pay more.
won't get too specific, but:
>large german city
>full time (40 hrs)
Unemployed. Has vocational training. Will probably not work in the business because of meme management fads.
Will find a moderately strenuous work for a year, get the right hardware, hone my skills and go for self-employed.
I sell clothes. I want to start working in an actual lab and do research but I haven't finished college yet and pretty much nobody will take me seriously until I have a degree even though I taught myself 4 languages and calculus and have been studying finite state transducers and natural language processing on my own for 2 years. I'm trying to make something interesting that'll hopefully let me skip some of the more tedious parts of looking for a job by simply having a portfolio to show off rather than a degree. NEETs should kill themselves.
very funny, but we are not in burgerland :^)
AFAIK we haven't done much local advertising.
I know someone who taught himself machine learning, now he's earning shit tons of money running his own company, it also helps that ML is the latest tech hype.
NEET here. I can't get a job even if i wanted. a few days ago there was a thread with people trying. it failed.
>I know someone who taught himself machine learning, now he's earning shit tons of money running his own company, it also helps that ML is the latest tech hype.
Ye. I taught myself how to implement neural networks a few months ago. I still need NVidya gup for larger scale work but I know exactly what you're talking about. I want to go the exact same route.
I work and go to school.
Although once I graduate I'll probably be a hikki since I can work from home as much as I like.
I used to be a NEET and have now been employed for over a year. I have to say I miss the NEET lifestyle in some ways. Staying up til morning was amazing and playing games/watching anime all day was great too.
I do like all the money I have now and the ability to do whatever I want but the lack of time is the problem here. Eventhough I enjoy my work I can't stand the people I have to pretend to be normal around.
I never watch anime or play games anymore either.
>currently trying to hire
>boss doesn't want to hire the old guy
>young guy is a lying retard that can throw together things that sound plausable
>reference checks failed on everyone else
currently trying to leave, but can't find work
NEET here, been applying to a bunch of places but no luck. I've been mostly applying to places out of state because locally the companies suck. Most of them out source their work to India.
can't do that, average salary for a front-end dev in germany is about 50k euros, and the company isn't willing to shell out much more than that.
if you find yourself competing with indian freelancers, you're in big shit. most of them are terrible at programming and do it only because it pays slightly better than whatever local job they can get.
Even on my free days, I have to find something to do. There are actually people out there who read manga and jerk off, all day. I don't know how they haven't ground their dicks into a fine Chinese spice.
Not really, mostly parents.
Social welfare is already appalling in the states, it covers food and maybe shelter, but everything else is out of reach.
I was tempted to apply when I was out of a job, but the application process is not worth the meagre 300-400 a month.
>if you find yourself competing with indian freelancers, you're in big shit. most of them are terrible at programming
Ya I know, the reason I found out about it was because they were complaining how buggy it was. One company was hiring new junior devs for like $13 an hour to fix one project they out sourced.
we are hiring for medium-level IT
His I saved the world stories all could have been solved through normal troubleshooting instead of using extreme methods.
Wireshark is great and all, but check your centralized management before you go all black ops on a problem.
At least here in the states it's basically impossible to get cripplebux unless you have a proven history of being disabled.
The neets I've known are the products and dependants of shitty parents.
I had two internships in university. My second internship offered me a position after graduation but I turned it down. Right now I'm just living with my mom and not even bothering to try and find a job. When she decides to kick me out I'll just go enlist in the air force or something.
not him, but entry level positions typically suck dick especially if it was a contract position which have no benefits.
the air force is a good gig but since he has a degree he would be better off commissioning as an officer rather than enlisting.
Code monkey for a financial services form here.
>one subordinate and two interns
>users fight anything resembling project management
>salespeople keep trying to sell features that don't exist
>support issues constantly derailing development
It pays well at least. Main problem is that there isn't much better in the area unless you get lucky enough to get into a megacorp. Most startups around me tank because they're hilariously mismanaged even more; I've seen too many MBAs who have no right calling themselves "managers."
I used to have my own freelance team. If you can find enough work, you'll always be able to find people to do it for 40% of the price the employer is willing to pay (telling this out of experience).
As long as you have enough knowledge to check their work you're pretty much fine. No one (not even your government) needs to know about you outsourcing all that work. Great for extra 'under the table' cash.
Company was too large for me, trying to decipher what QA in Hyderabad/Gurgaon is saying over Jabber first thing in the morning wasn't something I enjoyed.
It wasn't contract, it was full benefits and a pretty decent salary/sign-on bonus for the location..
well then you're retarded for not taking it. if you're seriously going into the air force at least commission. there is absolutely no benefit to enlisting if you have a college degree.
Went from NEET 0 hrs/week to a "good job" soul crushing 50-60 hours a week.
Now my life has purpose and a future^tm but holy shit I don't even have time to enjoy any of the money I'm making.
Maybe it's just a burgerland thing, but people look at me like I'm a flame-breathing dragon when I mention that my ideal job would be 28-32 hours a week.
I kind of knew what i was getting into. The first couple months weren't that bad, doing a manageable 40/wk before the latest metaphorical fire broke out.
Got an unfinished degree and some gaps in my work history, so it's kind of my penance for all those happy days spent playing bass and skateboarding.
Mainly putting up with it for two reasons: 1. Money, so I don't have to share an apartment with dudebros when I finish up my degree and 2. HR purposes, so I can get that magic "2 years experience at $ELITE_COMPANY" that'll get me past the HR sluts.
cs graduate soon
Unfortunately to my health condition I am not able to leave home for straight 8-11h/day. It suck because I had only one inter during uni and with such low cv its hard to find a job better that js + html + shoop.
If I knew all this 4 years ago I would focus on everything on study RE. Its much easier to find remote malware/re job
I said I can not leave for 10h. I have sick leave and they let me to take exams and projects. I do not have to attend lectures and other shit. I do not have depression or any other r9k mentall illness.
Are you dumb?
Is it really that hard to imagine that somebody can be ill or after murrica education you are able to recognize people with flu or obsese?
I'm a NEET, but I hide it from normies by breaking into the local Kroger at midnight and stocking the shelves for five or six hours. I even duped them into paying me. Now I can afford beer and chips to fuel my sedentary lifestyle. Those saps.
I am a prototypical autistic fatass basement dweller, but you'll find in most other datamining threads that a good majority of /g/ is either in school or employed.