| ||Stop complaining and pay programmers more|
227 points by wake_up_sticky on July 1, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 272 comments |
|It seems like every time I check HN someone is bitching and moaning about how difficult it is to find competent programmers. Newsflash: competent programmers apparently have a skill that is extremely rare. Rare commodities are expensive.|
It strikes me as senseless to complain endlessly about how 199 out of 200 candidates who are interviewed for a programming position are literally incompetent. No competent hiring manager should put out more than one ad posting which attracts a horde of unqualified candidates. Why not? Because the second time around he will offer a much more attractive salary.
And that's really the end of it. Enough of this nonsense.
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