.tek: Unreasonable Employer Expectations #jobs #coding #tech

I found the following e-mail from a UK IT recruitment agency in my inbox this morning-

Dear Roy,

GIS Developer
6 Months
Bristol
£300- £350 Per Day

A recent restructure in a major UK project has meant that a Bristol based client is currently recruiting for a number of GIS developer.
The candidate must have the following skill set and experience:

• Programming
• Scripting
• Markup
• Development
• GIS Technologies
• RDBMS
• Web Servers/Application Servers
• Operating Systems
• Wireless Technologies

ESRI ArcGIS, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server, ArcIMS, ArcObjects
Autodesk Map, Autodesk MapGuide, Autodesk Mapguide Enterprise, AutoCAD
AGDS,
MapInfo professional
Open Layers
Oracle Spatial 10g
FME, FME Spatial Direct
Laser-Scan Radius Topology
Snowflake Go Loader

This was my reply-

Seriously man, no one on the planet has all those skills and if they did they’d be working for NASA on 1000 pounds/day.

In retrospect, let’s make that about 10,000 UK pounds/day. In fact, the only person I think comes near this amount of brain power is Doctor Hanz Zarkov “formerly of NASA”, and he’s mad.

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