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umm, umm, umm... *freezes*

I just got an email from someone saying:
"I have a permanent PHP / C# programmer position in Cleveland, Ohio area. Please call me at 866-313-3582 or 440-914-9400.
Please send your resume as a Word attachment.
If you are not interested, do you know anyone you might be?"

*freezes again*

"I don't have any practical knowledge of C, however I'm willing to learn and am a quick study."

*freezes yet again*

oh, my, gosh. Where is Cleveland from Cincinnati?
Well frick, that's like four hours from Cincinnati. A little better than the current 7 hours from Dyersburg, but ... *ponders* I wonder if there's the possibility of telecommuting?

I don't know... I'll speak to my brother about it with the current situation with the real estate investment stuff.

*sniff sniff* Umm, something smells fishy about this. >.>

Wait, what am I thinking. Why am I trying to get a job right now when I have real estate investment lined up that would be a much better money maker than an actual job, and I need the money more than I want the job right now. (I don't have enough time to do all my little projects as it is!)

Current Mood: shocked shocked
Current Music: "Up" by Shania Twain

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swanhart From: swanhart Date: July 19th, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
C# is quite different from C :)

But if you know OO programming like Java or C++ (.NET is more like Java, but C++ helps) you would pick it up really quickly.

And if you have something coming down the pipe that is going to be generating good (and guaranteed) money then I would advise you wait for that. If it is only something that "might" make money, looking for a job would be a better investment as it guarantees a paycheck every month.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: July 19th, 2005 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Alas, I don't know C/C++, Java, or .NET. I'd like to learn C/C++ because I know it'd be useful, however I haven't been able to justify the time I would need to learn it. So far PHP can do virtually everything I've needed to do to-date.

It's pretty much guaranteed to make money, the only question is when. That could be a week from now, a couple of weeks, a month, even two months. At the same time, though, the payout from it would be much better than from a 9-5 job and can be repeated at fairly regular intervals.
shadesfox From: shadesfox Date: July 19th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
C# is really more like Java, mostly because Microsoft threw a hissy fit when they couldn't buy Java.

But anywho, I usually don't do anything if it smells fishy. I've kept tabs on said fishy stuff and I usually find that I made the right choice.
raist_ From: raist_ Date: July 19th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do some research on the owner. Ask for his company name by reply and investigate it. (like with the Better Business Bureau)

They teach C++ in a single semester at my school. And then send you on your way to coding operating systems.

It's not nearly as bad as it sounds.
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