Here I am with another rant…
Some time ago I was ranting about developers being rude to me at work without even knowing me at all, I mean, they were just being rude to start. And… well… so last Friday I went out for a meetup event and afterwards I joined a small group going for a drink.
It was bad in many ways but, the important part: so we were speaking about careers and about the fact that if you don´t get an official degree most companies won´t even consider you for a technical position. So I said that things are changing and getting more into, I don´t know, being effective and real, and today you can learn, for example, in bootcamps or in places like this Ministry of testing instead and if you build a portfolio showing your skills you can be hired because you are totally fit to perform the job.
This guy didnt like my opinion apparently, he started bragging that he was an engineer yadda yadda yadda and in his company this won´t happen. And I said that in mine actually I know some testers that started studying many different things but then studied this technical field and got hired, but that actually I had to take my own courses to improve my CV with things that were not explained during the official university engineering career to perform my job.
And he replied: “but you said that it´s testers” “yes and?” “well, of course, that´s the bottom of engineering, of course they hire anyone”.
Well, I got very annoyed for obvious reasons.
Sorry, just ranting. havent you found people like this? Tell me that you have, please.