The Free Love-, er, Teach-In

Nicholas Clark nick at
Mon Mar 12 17:02:33 GMT 2007

And to commit the sin of replying to myself

On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 03:00:37PM +0000, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 02:16:49PM +0000, Jonathan Stowe wrote:
> > Neither, IMO, does a short training course for "improvers". Infact I'm
> > not convinced there actually is a shortage of "high-end developers"
> > rather a shortage of skilled developers with lowish salary expectations
> > who are interested in working in the kinds of places that want to
> > recruit these people. 
> You might be being over-specific here. I'd take out the
> "lowish salary expectations"

I don't have the data, but the historical perception has been that there
has been more money in other areas. [eg C++, Java, .NET technologies]

If true, then it would imply that if used-to-be Perl programmers have become
sucked out into jobs using other skills, then they're unlikely to come back,
as taking pay cut is rarely seen as a career progression.

Nicholas Clark

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