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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 14:59:25 -0500
Reply-To: "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
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> One can't expect to be at a company forever.  Not any more.  If, when laid
> off, there are 0 - 1 Ada jobs within 25 miles, 50 newly unemployed Ada
> programmers contending for it, and 40 - 100 C++ jobs, what langauge would
> you want to be skilled in then?
> Calling Mayflower Van Lines to retain an Ada outlook on life is an expensive
> and often unpleasant option.

I wasn't complaining about the people that accept Ada jobs, but about the
people that tell management "Java is the best thing for this" not because
it's true but because they want to get Java experience.

This is one reason there are 0-1 Ada jobs in your area!

Another part is articles like the one I complained about, telling everyone
indirectly that C, C++ and Java is all there is.  You repeat a lie enough,
and some people believe it.

But to those who choose to work in C++ because Ada is not available,
well, I understand and sympathize.

But for me, if C++ or relocation becomes the only options, I will no
longer be a "software engineer."  I can swing a hammer, wire or plumb a
house, plow a field, take a pay cut, go to law school, ....  :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: W. Wesley Groleau x4923 [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, September 29, 2000 11:48 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Again, Ada is not an option.....
> (A worse problem is people who know better, but select C++ or Java where
> they are not appropriate because getting the "right" things on their
> resumes is more important than the success of the project.)
> --
> Wes Groleau