I have a job again!
It’s actually in the productive sector of the economy. I’m writing software for tracking construction documents. There is only one semi-parasitic aspect, which is the paperwork that gets filed with the State. Most of the documents are handled by builders and architects and construction businesses.
It’s kind of amusing. Of all the interviews I went on, this was the one where they had a tangible useful product. That forces the interviewers to be less insane.
The rest of the interviews were for financial software and for web startups, where it doesn’t matter if you have good software or not. The financial industry thrives off the firehose of free State money, and merit is mostly irrelevant. For web startups, it’s more important to find a VC to finance your stupid idea, than it is to actually be able to execute on that idea.
It’s nice to be working again. They seemed decent, but you don’t know until you’re there awhile. They had a disaster where they hired a big tech team that produced nothing, so they should appreciate me. I’ll probably get more done by myself in a few months, than their team did in 2 years.
That’s the benefit of going on job interviews, rather than wasting time protesting. It helps that I have useful skills.