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(brainpan) Re2 What is a Junior Perl Programmer?

by brainpan (Monk)
on Nov 20, 2000 at 13:50 UTC ( #42479=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: What is a Junior Perl Programmer?
in thread What is a Junior Perl Programmer?

"(many) hats...HR Specialist for the Federal government... Trained Killer"

Wow. Is this even remotely representative of the broad range of duties that the average government worker exercises? Are there people who carry the duties of both social worker and drill sergeant? Could that mild mannered library janitor also be a Navy Seal?

On the other hand, this does answer quite a few questions about the employees of the postal service...

And no, I don't own 27 pairs of sweatpants.
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Re: OT: (brainpan) Re2 What is a Junior Perl Programmer?
by Trimbach (Curate) on Nov 20, 2000 at 18:01 UTC
    Heh heh heh... very funny. I can say that the "HR Specialist/ Trained Killer" designation DOES make it easier to fire people. ;-D

    Once again, though, you've said something very, very true. Although I personally am not entitled to it, the various types of hiring preference extended to veterans of the armed forces guarantees that there will be TONS of feds out there who were "drill sergeants" and "Navy SEALs" and lots of other things. (Many including jobs that can be best described as "uses guns really well.")

    And yeah, it also (and I'm serious here) explains the Postal Service, because the Postal Service (must) hire even more vets than normal because of the unskilled nature of the work.

    I'm not suggesting that Vets are more or less likely than the average person to go whacko... I'm just saying that when they do they have the potential of going whacko in a much more spectacular way, and since the Federal government is rife with vets... well... there you go.

    Gary Blackburn
    Trained Killer

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