[sf-perl] Can I rant, rave, and delurk for a moment?
george at metaart.org
Thu Feb 17 13:57:02 PST 2005
Sort of, but the epilogue is happy.
Once upon a time,
I was a programmer on a team
developing & maintaining a group of related applications
for a large financial company.
The applications were written in a language
I prefer not to mention.
(Oh, the pain.)
I was writing a lot of code in the unnamed language.
For a couple of years,
I'd been using Perl to support my (and the team's) development.
Perl had become easily my favorite language.
My manager came to me
and asked me to make a request for training.
My understanding was that almost anything would be approved.
So I happily requested some Perl training.
Alas, my request was denied.
My manager explained
that given the company's direction
he could think of no scenario in which Perl would be a factor.
Later, I quit,
partly because of that bad experience.
My next job as an employee
ended up involving using nothing but Perl.
On Thursday 17 February 2005 12:15 pm, Duane Obrien wrote:
... could someone else share a perlPanic horror story so I don't
> feel like suck a lame duck? ...
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