|Date: ||Fri, 27 Oct 2006 11:19:59 -0500|
|Reply-To: ||"Marcus, Michael" <michael.marcus@ATOSORIGIN.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"Marcus, Michael" <michael.marcus@ATOSORIGIN.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: Job Security? was Joe Security|
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Companies never have enough money to do it right the first time, but can
somehow find the money to clean up the mess. I guess that is what keeps
some of us employeed!
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: Job Security? was Joe Security
>>Programmers can be created by some kind of crash course but not
>>Statisticians, hence no need to worry.
I'm now several months into cleaning up my third "Rube Goldberg" machine
of a SAS based data management and reporting application that was
initially born and "developed" for years based on this mentality.
The flip-side of this is that I worked my way through grad school in
stats at a very large high tech company. Out of the several stat/data
related jobs I put in for after graduating, the attitude was: why would
we hire you for this when we can just send an engineer to a stats class?