20-Jan-19 World View -- Suspension of daily World View articles

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Re: 20-Jan-19 World View -- Suspension of daily World View articles

Postby John » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:38 pm

mooreupp wrote:> Basically what I was saying is just a kind of short synopsis of
> it. I kind of felt like I directed a few people over here before
> and the first question was, "What is this?" which didn't have an
> easy link to.

> Once again, thank you for all the work. It has very much changed
> how I view the world in so many ways.


You make exactly the right point. People don't want to know
what's going on today, and it doesn't even make sense to them.
All people want to see is fake news.

I'm experimenting with a new format. Check out the
following thread:

** Generational Dynamics World View News
http://gdxforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5168

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Re: 20-Jan-19 World View -- Suspension of daily World View articles

Postby John » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:40 pm

Daily-reader wrote:> John- So sorry to see you've had no luck in finding employement.

> It is a very difficult job market for us older guys in the tech
> world. I'm under 50 and have been looking for awhile now. The only
> time I've received any calls or interviews is when I removed all
> dates from my resume. I'm focusing less on pure techincal jobs and
> more on people-facing positions in tech areas. I'm having a bit
> more success there, but have not accepted the lower salary offers.

> I'm sure you've looked into all possibilities, but have you
> considered relocating to the DC area? Many more opportunities
> available in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia)


There are plenty of jobs in the Boston area. The computer industry is
not hiring anyone over age 40, regardless of experience. I've had the
experience several times in the last few months where a recruiter
calls to ask if I'm available, I tell him I have plenty of experience
but I'm an "older person, and the recruiter laughs or says nothing and
hangs up. It's amazing.

Daily-reader wrote:> I've read GD almost every day for 10+ years . Thank you for all
> your work, insight, and honesty. This has been one of the few
> places on the web to get insightful international news and
> commentary. I'll check back occasionally to look for updates, and
> lok forward to your China book.



As I wrote above, I'm experimenting with a new format. Check out the
following thread:

** Generational Dynamics World View News
http://gdxforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5168

worldman1

Re: 20-Jan-19 World View -- Suspension of daily World View articles

Postby worldman1 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:37 pm

I read this posts for years now and always enjoyed them, thank you for the years of informative reading!

Suggestion, have you thought about getting a contracting job in tech for the government? They really need computer scientists and are constantly looking (even during the shutdown DoD still has money). Also I know some federal agencies such as the patent office need technical expertise to review patents.

Just some ideas, I know it is tough out there!

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Re: 20-Jan-19 World View -- Suspension of daily World View articles

Postby tetmo » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:01 am

John,

Best of luck to you! Your daily emails have been great and I have gotten a lot out of them for the last 10+ years. Would love to see them continue, but I understand how difficult things can be. Your work is really good and I hope you get more exposure and some paid work out of everything you do.

Oh yeah, have you thought about Patreon? I'm sure you probably have, but that might be worth trying . . .

Anyway, thank you for all your hard work and insight. Looking forward to more when you can get to it and definitely looking forward to the China book.

Cordially,
Tetmo

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Re: 20-Jan-19 World View -- Suspension of daily World View articles

Postby John » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:19 pm

worldman1 wrote:> I read this posts for years now and always enjoyed them, thank you
> for the years of informative reading!

> Suggestion, have you thought about getting a contracting job in
> tech for the government? They really need computer scientists and
> are constantly looking (even during the shutdown DoD still has
> money). Also I know some federal agencies such as the patent
> office need technical expertise to review patents.

> Just some ideas, I know it is tough out there!



The government is no different than the private sector regarding age
discrimination. If I had an active security clearance it might help,
but my security clearance expired five years ago.

I'm still posting regular news stories in the new format:

** Generational Dynamics World View News

http://gdxforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5168

Subscribe to that thread to be informed when new news stories
are posted.

Surprise! I've actually received some compliments. No offers
of employment, though.

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Re: 20-Jan-19 World View -- Suspension of daily World View articles

Postby John » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:34 pm

tetmo wrote:> John, Best of luck to you! Your daily emails have been great and I
> have gotten a lot out of them for the last 10+ years. Would love
> to see them continue, but I understand how difficult things can
> be. Your work is really good and I hope you get more exposure and
> some paid work out of everything you do.

> Oh yeah, have you thought about Patreon? I'm sure you probably
> have, but that might be worth trying . . .

> Anyway, thank you for all your hard work and insight. Looking
> forward to more when you can get to it and definitely looking
> forward to the China book.

> Cordially, Tetmo


Thanks for your comments. I posted a lengthy analysis of the Patreon
idea:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5107&p=43362#p43362

As I wrote above, I'm posting news stories in a new format:

** Generational Dynamics World View News

http://gdxforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5168

Subscribe to that thread to be informed when new news stories
are posted.


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