Ageism, politics or coincidence?

Adobe tooley
May 13 26 Comments

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  • Its not ageism. Its the general unemployability of folks past 40. In general they tend to get comfortable and not invest enough in skillsets to keep up. Again, not everyone but in general.
    May 1310
    • Adobe tooley
      OP
      That's what people outside tech would call ageism I think
      May 13
    • Intel Who.Dis
      It’s definitely the long answer.

      Of course, I always believe long answers - just slightly less than vague answers. When it’s both long and vague, I’ve hit the trustability jackpot.
      May 13
    • Adobe tooley
      OP
      You'd have been a great contemporary of Dickens and Collins in the Victorian era, anyone ever tell you that?
      May 13
    • Intel Who.Dis
      Nope, but I just googled to learn they had a collaboration. That might be fun to read, thanks for the inspiration! 👍
      May 13
    • Adobe tooley
      OP
      Read Drood by Dan Simmons...a fictional retelling of the last 5 years of Dickens' life through the eyes of Collins...a must read for anyone interested in the Victorian era and these two in particular.
      May 13
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      Complete speculation to this POV.
      May 13
    • Adobe tooley
      OP
      Which part? The original question, or the fact that Dickens and Collins were frenemies in the Victorian era? 😝
      May 13
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      Did I imply qualification?
      May 13
    • Adobe tooley
      OP
      Nope, but you implied correlation, which is not the same as causation 😋
      May 13
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      I did no such thing.
      May 13
  • Akamai Technologies VmQQ44
    Who cares? It’s China.
    May 131
    • Adobe tooley
      OP
      No one asked you. You're Akamai
      May 13
  • Tesla dizzypop
    No more technology theft for China... I expect more of this to happen gradually
    May 135
    • Adobe tooley
      OP
      That's neat...AFTER your CEOs and neoliberal politicians let them become the 2nd largest economy in the world and almost a contemporary in cutting edge fields like AI/ML 😂 assuming you're an American, of course.
      May 13
    • Tesla dizzypop
      Better late than never... big mistakes were obviously made, now they’ll try to fix what’s fixable
      May 13
    • Adobe tooley
      OP
      Now THAT's the American spirit I grew up watching as a kid 👍
      May 13
    • Adobe tooley
      OP
      Also, that's what your president is trying to do as well, though most Americans on this forum react rabidly whenever his name comes up.
      May 13
    • Akamai Technologies VmQQ44
      @tooley, you’re spot on. Globalists took small fishing villages in Asia and built them into major metropolitans instead of investing at home. Can you imagine if that had all been invested here?
      May 13
  • Oracle linda52741
    Too bad, we got really good work out of CDC, on avg better than US. Reminds me of a few years back where all engineers in France were laid off. It makes for a better story for the affected, though, as nobody was laid off based on their abilities.
    May 132
    • Adobe tooley
      OP
      But then what's the answer? Ageism, since they were too old and expensive even though they delivered results better than HQ? Politics, just because it's China? Or something else?
      May 13
    • Oracle james6427
      I‘m pretty sure that CDC employees have been younger than average ORCL engs. The average age will go up following this layoff.
      May 14
  • SpaceX muskytaint
    We're not going to be able to get to the bottom of the truth about something as nebulous as "agism".
    Identifying trends in data like this is the right approach. But just this one metric says little on its own.
    May 131
    • Adobe besi
      Sorry, but you're ignoring the tons of metrics which came before this. Like the ProPublica expose on IBM? Note that I'm considering this problem as a global phenomenon, not something which is isolated to specific regions.
      May 15
  • Workday dragon2
    I didn’t know there are >40 yo devs in China. Most transitioned to management or get kicked out by 30.
    May 131
    • Adobe tooley
      OP
      But given that it's a pyramid structure, that would mean most people got kicked out after 30. What do you think they did? It's a question of personal interest to me too, though not Chinese myself.
      May 13

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