A month or so ago I noticed a quite odd advertise on the billboard just outside the department I’m working at KTH, going more or less like this:
First two things that came to mind were recruiter fail and man, this guys must be really desperate to put an ad here. Now, while the ad isn’t odd in itself, the place where they decided to hang it is certainly not the most suitable at the campus: the department is purely humanistic and there is no chance on earth to find a programmer over there. Well, except me (maybe they know I’m working here! Creepy! :-\ ).
But then I was even more staggered when, after a couple of weeks, it was replaced with the following:
Flash/actionscript programmer wanted! No working experience required Call 0123 for more info
It might have meant two things: either they found the guy the wanted and now they’re looking for an additional flash dev or (my bet was on this one) they couldn’t find anybody and they decided to aim lower. I knew I betted on the right horse when yesterday the ad was replaced once more:
Offering internship! Do you have any experience with HTML/web site building? Call 0123 if you're interested!
Fellow developers, shouldn’t we all start to charge more?