Now that I have a flatscreen HDTV, I can join the fun:
“I have to get dressed so that I don’t look too lazy when I go out to pay the gardener.”
It is such a bummer that there is no remote control for the TV stand to move it left or right, depending on where I am sitting.More seriously, it is very easy to feel sorry for yourself, and sometimes I find myself doing that. The last couple of weeks I have been part of the interview team for filling a position at my day job. We have interviewed quite a number of extremely qualified people for a QA test position that pays $14-$21 per hour. Every time that I see employers complaining about a shortage of qualified people, and therefore we need more H1B visas, I get angry. There is no shortage of people with many years of experience, with degrees in computer science (sometimes master's degrees in computer science), who have done some pretty amazing things, applying for low-level, low-paying positions. It would be like having Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo, and Vermeer applying for a job painting your house.
UPDATE: Curious: I see in today's Idaho Statesman that the problem is a shortage of software engineers here in Boise:
What Boise startups really need is a bigger workforce.
Entrepreneurs, government officials and educators agree the city’s best path to becoming a thriving startup community is through software companies. Boise just doesn’t boast a surplus of software designers, constraining the growth of the city’s tech sector.
“There’s a whole number of businesses that have tried to start up in this Valley over the last 10 years that have either started here and moved, or they just flat couldn’t find the people to get started here,” Lokken said.