* Posts by Glicky

3 posts • joined 28 Aug 2018

COBOL: Five little letters that if put on a CV would ensure stable income for many a greybeard coder

Glicky

Last Year Offered

I took COBOL in 1997, the last year offered. I thought I was being clever by doing COBOL and C++. I wound up an analyst using T-SQL.

Service call centres to become wasteland and tumbleweed by 2024

Glicky

Re: I'm calling you from Microsoft

If my wife is feeling tired/evil upon receiving one of "those" calls she will turn to me and ask "Do you want to take this?".

Quit that job and earn $185k... cleaning up San Francisco's notoriously crappy sidewalks

Glicky

Actually...

When I was working with the CFO of a department in San Francisco she stated the rule of thumb is 1.35 times the annual salary to get the total annual cost of the employee. Using that rule the employees come out to $97K. A bit of difference to $185k.

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