Anonymous User wrote:Pissing contests aside, the problem with Mr. Super-Wise-Old-Guy here is that he's in love with a dead--long dead--system of loyalty advancement. When he was a child, 23 yos sacrificed themselves for then-Old-Guys like him. This is the mentor ideal. It pumps up old Old Guys in the crotch because it makes them feel powerful. Who doesn't want a desperate bitchboy to bring you coffee and praise you, work weekends and sacrifice their youth for you? But we just got scathed by mass layoffs, rescissions, and deferrals. Loyalty isn't rewarded. Networking is overrated. This isn't a matter of entitlement, it's just recognition that people will take your time and cost and will still f you over.
I think the opposite. I believe solely in a meritocracy. People with experience tend to think we should reward experience. People without experience think we should reward talent. Most the posters here are in the latter group. So am I, frankly. The difference is, as you gain experience, you realize that the fat fucks at the top of the food chain actually have a lot of talent also. Not all of them, but it is easy to pick out the posers. They are the ones asking you to get their coffee.
Actually, does that really happen or did you see it in some movie? I have never asked anyone to get me coffee regardless of how many rungs they are down, unless they were giong that way, and I reciprocate. Having said that, new hires ought to work 60 hour weeks. It's how you learn to do your job.
What's more, the educational system is so degraded, I interview fresh grads that can't find their own ass with two hands and radar. I know that may be stretching, but I am shocked at how retarded some of your peers are. No offense to Sarah Palin. Granted, most of the posters here are a bit more prepared than that.