How does IT look mean

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Re: How does IT look mean

Posted 13 December 2018 - 02:48 PM

Make sure they are fancy. Occasionally the snow, or a puddle, remind me to get better duct tape or get new kicks.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 04:06 PM

I bought these for hiking around Brazil, waterproof to help me avoid the penis fish slippery rocks. They did a good job, and thankfully the snow fall in Phoenix has been light this year.
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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:59 AM

Stock photo models != real life
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Posted 14 December 2018 - 06:40 AM

Hmm, charitably and without hyperbole, this looks like a typical IT crowd:
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Which is to say, I googled computer conventions and this was the first one where folks actually made eye contact with the photographer. Found here: https://fedoramagazi...south-carolina/

Actually, it's a little more homogeneous than most. I've always enjoyed the United Nations feel of most IT groups I've played with.

To be fair, there are many IT archetypes to be found in the wild. However, even those folks who can "pass" as middle management will still avoid it, because who the hell wants that headache? Half my performance reviews include "are you sure you don't want to also be in charge of the other programmers: it would be a promotion and... still no? Ok." Cat herding is not a job someone who enjoys programming tends to take on willingly.
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Re: How does IT look mean

Posted 14 December 2018 - 06:48 AM

View Postbaavgai, on 14 December 2018 - 07:40 AM, said:

Cat herding is not a job someone who enjoys programming tends to take on willingly.


I do it for the Benjamins, but honestly I'd rather not be the one in charge. I'd like to be the one that never attends the meetings and doesn't have to actually follow the dress code because I'm hidden behind the scenes all day.

I still go no makeup, bags under my eyes so bad I'd have to check them before getting on a plane, hair just pulled in to a pony tail because I want nothing to do with it, but I also have to wear smart pants, heels (though this is more of a power move), and some sort of smart looking top (mostly grey-scaled sweaters right now).
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Posted 14 December 2018 - 08:34 AM

View PostTechnoBear, on 14 December 2018 - 08:48 AM, said:

I do it for the Benjamins, but honestly I'd rather not be the one in charge.

Yep. I've yet to find a techie that truly enjoys pomp of office pissing contests.

My dad was an engineer who fell victim to the Peter Principal and ended up a regional manager. During a summer job I got to see him at work, in back, with the tech guys, happily in his element. A friend once confided in me: "your dad is a really good engineer, shame he isn't still one." With this in mind, I've never shaved my beard or worn the uniform that might get the promotion that trades contented competence for cash.
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Posted 14 December 2018 - 08:44 AM

I don't know.. that twitter hashtag #badstockphotosofmyjob was pretty solid.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 09:44 AM

Fortunately, I've been able to move into a "leadership" role that doesn't involve "management". There have definitely been sacrifices - I spend a lot of time in meetings with business people very far left on the Dunning-Kruger scale, but I also get to focus a lot of time on innovation and researching and experimenting with new technologies, and trying to solve large problems in a variety of ways.
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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:23 AM

I typically just sit in my office in my leather trenchcoat with my robot ears listening to Aphex Twin doing work on my ceiling-mounted monitors, while never once under any circumstances referring to Aphex Twin as "techno."


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:38 AM

View PostArtificialSoldier, on 13 December 2018 - 04:44 PM, said:

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Notice how clean-cut, and professional they are, despite their age.

and I'm wearing a t-shirt with a cassette tape, VHS tape, and floppy disk with the words "never forget."

Today I'm sporting an oHgr concert shirt.

View PostBenignDesign, on 14 December 2018 - 07:59 AM, said:

Stock photo models != real life


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:55 AM

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 04:20 PM

View PostBenignDesign, on 13 December 2018 - 07:04 AM, said:

...When a coder is dressed to the nines, there's either an important meeting or a job interview in the works.

Or first day. I always wear the full suit and tie on first day. Usually you get your badge photo taken, meet team members, any relevant managers, etc. and then you look sharp in your corporate photo, people know you can dress up... and then I proceed to wear jeans and a t-shirt the rest of my career there :P
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Posted 18 December 2018 - 10:12 AM

Yeah, that's true. I've worn a 3-piece suit to work before, just to remind people I can do it, I just choose not to.

If I'm meeting clients in the office I do make a point to look reasonably reasonable though.
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Posted 19 December 2018 - 01:52 PM

Suit and tie like Agent Smith, the classic Information Security guy?
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Posted 19 December 2018 - 01:55 PM

View PostSkydiver, on 19 December 2018 - 02:52 PM, said:

Suit and tie like Agent Smith, the classic Information Security guy?


If cat hair didn't exist, I'm sure that would be a good look.
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