Originally posted by HangTheTraitors
I, for certain, am one of the biggest skeptics one can be in regards to such threads that involve extraordinary claims inviting curious members to ask
questions, but I do happen to believe you OP to be legitimate so far.
So, going forward, my question is: what in your opinion is the future of technology in regards to job growth? Will it likely be a "BUST" or
"BOOM" field to be employed in? If you were to pick a career path in the field of technology, what would it be, or involve? I am just curious as
to your opinion on technology and jobs in the future.
Also, in regards to the family you worked with, did they ever display any signs of compassion in their business dealings that would indicate that they
DO have a slight bit of humanity over the mighty dollar when dealing with others that EXCLUDE family, and friends? How do they genuinely feel towards
the many fellow Americans who are struggling greatly during this recession through NO FAULT of their own? Do they have ANY compassion whatsoever for
the struggle of the "commoners" here who DO wish to work hard and succeed but are failing due to situations out of their control? Do they have ANY
signs of compassion or would they RIP-OFF others without conscience just to make more money or profit? Thanks.
edit on 24-2-2012 by
HangTheTraitors because: (no reason given)
Boy what a great questions (and thank you for the benifit of the doubt so far). Since you have asked in detail I will do my best to be verbose with
Second part first... Yes, they displayed compassion through their many philanthropic pursuits. It is only apparent they have money when put in
situations, or context that makes it apparent.. There have been many times where I have been one on one, playing darts at a dive bar and you would
never know they are who they are. I can say that they invest heavily in childrens futures, and the ability for them to reach their potential, but are
much less sympathetic to people who are cabable adults that just dont make a mark for themselves. (ex. snubbing the homeless).
As far as compassion..I think they just don't get it... they never knew my struggles, because I didn't tell them. They dont have the same worry set
that we do. The best analogy I can think of is we look at an aquarium and wonder what its like to be on that side, all the while the fish are probably
wondering what it is like to be on this side... and although you can see it, you will never really know. I think they just cant relate to real
struggle. I mean REAL struggle. As far as ripping off... I felt I got ripped off, just so they could maximize profits, but there are two sides to
every story I must concede. Maintaining and preserving wealth seems to be the driving force behind them. I was told point blank that they take
their business relationships 100x more seriously than their friendships - for what that is worth.
As far as technology - there are a few categories.. Right now the obvious place to be is in smartphone technology development. I am seeing startups
get staggering funding for # ideas and it blows my mind. There is a programming deficit for Iphone/Android programmers so they are able to command
ridic sallaries right now.
I started in infrastructure and actually pioneered the paradigm shift when Managed Services became a consulting streamliner. My honest assessment is
to always have a business background - even though I am heavy tech. Knowing technology is on par with knowing how it applies to business in the
overall scheme - I have beat out more qualified techs for jobs based on that. In fact talk to any tech innovator and you will see that is a common
I cant speak to the future as technology is always evolving but currently there are a flood of people jumping on board with the Smartphone boom,
learning the ropes so to speak. Which is great considering the deficit of programmers currently. The hard part is making money for sustainability (
getting funding is easier) int the mobile world, but there are ways to do it.. Many will fail and at the end of the day the shakeout will leave a lot
of wannabe entrepeneurs with a great skillset but no job, so we will see a surplus of talent from a programming perspective in the next, say 3
To secure your future, dabble, in many areas, but have one skill set MASTERED whether it be a language, infrastructure engineering, etc.. - and
always keep business education on an even level with the technology education.. its a winning combination.
Im happy to discuss more in a U2U