reply to post by StargateSG7
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Mavericks, Homesteaders and Editors: They all want different things
and have different motivations. MY JOB is to get the Mavericks to
write UTTERLY BRILLIANT code and the HomeSteaders to Translate
that Brilliant Pascal/C++/C#/JAVA code to ADA and then get
The Editors to TEST and SIGN OFF on the final translations.
The Homesteaders and Editors are my ROCK-SOLID FAMILY-GUYS-AND-GALS!
They come in at 8:30 am and leave at 4:30pm with one hour for lunch
and some company-allowed personal task time.
They keep their MOUTHS SHUT, DEFLECTING ANY TALK ABOUT THEIR WORK
and they ALWAYS COMMENT AND EXPLAIN their code. They have spouses,
kids, aging parents and 3 weeks of vacation plus one week off
at Christmas. I TRUST AND VERIFY THEM COMPLETELY! The youngish
30+ Block-1 to Block 10 HomeSteader Coders all start at $75,000/yr
and get up to about $120,000/yr plus full benefits and some bonuses
and company freebies once they've been with me 5 years and the older
Code Editors/Team Managers are ALL at $130,000+/year.
Their college marks are excellent! They KNOW their math and stats
and indented code are second nature! They've ALL got TS-clearances
and the extended credit/finance/criminal check done. They get paid
every second Friday and the Christmas bonus comes one week BEFORE
Christmas vacation! The Starbucks in the Columbia Tower's downstairs
is their morning ritual and a hot lunch is on my tab at any one of
the four REALLY GOOD bistros across the street!
The high-walled cubicles are LARGE and BRIGHT with 3-monitor workstations
and there are TWO large fridges with apples, bananas and chilled bottled
water and some extra chocolate milk for their coffees and snacks.
It's quiet and the supplied PREMIUM headphones can be directly
plugged into our many-genre music server connections.
The network and all data storage is FULLY encrypted with
NO USB, SATA or WIRELESS ports anywhere and the windows,
walls, floors, ceilings and workstations are ALL TEMPEST rated!
NOBODY stays late UNLESS something really important happens!
I'd really like them out by 4:30pm and in bed by 10:30 pm for
a good nights sleep FRESH for getting to the FREE monthly
downtown tower parking by 8:25am!
My Mavericks? I tell them NOTHING! All they know is that
I came to them and that my pay is outrageously good!
They know that IF they slack off and can't get their
code in every Friday night by 10pm that they'll get
HELL from me! Do it 4 times in a row and they are
OUT THE DOOR! I want WORKING CODE...I don't care
how it looks or what language it's in...I JUST CARE
THAT IT ACTUALLY WORKS and IS FAST AT IT'S JOB!
I don't care WHAT TIME you come in or leave.
Just get me that working code by Friday 10pm!
I also don't care if you work Wednesday to Sunday!
Gimme your damn WORKING CODE by Friday 10pm!
The key part is that WHOEVER I HIRE IS PERFECT FOR
THEIR ROLE IN MY ORGANIZATION! Mavericks won't ever
change to Homesteaders/Editors and vice-versa the
Homesteaders/Editors don't become Mavericks so
I ALWAYS keep them SEPARATE! The big difference
is that I TRUST AND VERIFY MY Homesteaders/Editors
cuz I want SOLID people who know how to be the
coding equivalent of Tradesmen - With Pride of Work
and Timely, High Quality SOLID Output.
They're NOT Brilliant....just SOLID and DEPENDABLE!
I'll leave it to my MAVERICKS to INVENT, DESIGN
AND BE BRILLIANT IN THEIR INITIAL EXECUTION
but I will NEVER trust them with anything
confidential or secret...EVER !!!!
Heck! All they KNOW is that I'm just a weird SUIT that comes
in every Friday representing some faceless financial company
which signs their fantastic paycheques. They have NO IDEA
that their UTTERLY BRILLIANT code output is going to be
massaged, broken down into manageable components and
RIGOROUSLY TESTED and signed-off on EVERY STEP for
inclusion into some of the most expensive and
secretive aerospace projects NOT YET KNOWN TO MAN!!!
MY MAVERICKS KNOW I'm the "Heavy" and that I'll BEAT UP on them
or TOAST THEM if they can't perform.....BUT if they can pull off
these "Genius-Required" tasks and interesting problems to solve that
I give them, their paychecks and lives ARE GOLDEN AND EXCITING!
It'll be a daily adrenaline rush and I should point out that
I can get the BEST TICKETS to ANY party in town OR OUT OF IT!
SO THIS IS HOW I RECRUIT AND HIRE PEOPLE!!!!
Search for your BRILLIANT Mavericks First
and then hire some Verified and TRUSTED
ROCK-SOLID HomeSteader Coders and
Source Code Editors into highly
organized teams with REALISTIC
but well-orchestrated task-specific
deadlines. THEN TEST EVERYTHING
under every condition under the
sun...THEN TEST IT TWENTY TIMES
MORE under NO-LOAD, LOW-LOAD,
NORMAL-LOAD, HIGH-LOAD and
EXTREME LOAD conditions
in DIFFERENT locations
on DIFFERENT HARDWARE!
Get everyone to sign off
and get the Code Editors
to comment, dot the i's,
cross-the t's and send
the code down for EVEN
THEN GET FEED BACK from
the final end-users and
do it OFTEN!!!!
But on a MANAGERIAL note,
YOU MUST UNDERSTAND that
Mavericks want EXCITEMENT
and INTERESTING OR UNUSUAL
PROBLEMS to SOLVE!!!!
A Steady pace and organized clean manner
IS NOT THEIR STYLE! So give them a space
that is like a frat house and GIVEM ROOM
to BREATHE and EXPERIMENT! Mavericks
HATE rules and regulations and HATE being
told HOW to do something...they are REAL
GOOD at finding the HOW all by themselves
so LET THEM DO THAT!!!
Make the HOMESTEADERS and EDITORS your
quite but solid always-there colleagues and
ENSURE that they FEEL SAFE, SECURE and
on a SOLID, dependable foundation where
they SEE that a fine retirement and help
for their kid's college education is in store!
This bunch WANTS security! So give them that
SOLID predictable pay and that solid predictable
vacation time plus a few bonuses and freebies
to help them ADD to that feeling of SAFETY AND SECURITY!
It's ALL ABOUT using your own connections and managerial expertise
that marries TECHNICAL BRILLIANCE with STEP-BY-STEP SOLID AND
SAFE ENGINEERING to arrive at a customer solution that gets YOU
paid some BIG BUCKS and allows you to be part of that secretive
group that is TRULY IN THE KNOW!!!
The Answer to Everything TRULY IS 42!
I've Got a Secret.....BUT I AIN'T TELLING YOU WHAT IT IS!
Do Ya Wanna Join My Pirate Crew and See My Secret Tree Fort?
edit on 2013/9/26 by StargateSG7 because: sp.