Re: [Scientific American] Gender Gap in Computer Science continue s.

Tom Whore (
Fri, 7 Aug 1998 00:34:13 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 6 Aug 1998, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> Not just female employees -- highly employable dudes like myself will
> often turn down a job offer if the work environment appears to exclude
> women engineers. That is usually a sign of a very unhealthy workplace.

One of the great joys of being wanted by lots of places was, during my
last round of employement when i moved from nyc to portland last year,
being able to pick and choose a place on more than strict money matters.

Having grown up and lived in NYC most of my 34 years I would take it as a
very very bad sign if a company was of a certian size and filled only with
Wonder bread tek weenies. I want to work in place with folks who will
compliment and challange me, not bore me with sameness.

When your interviewing, look around. talk to the folks hanging outside
smoking or hanging at the local coffe shop. One of my own personal pet
peeves is talkingto the sys admins of a place and finding they dont know
of certian key facts to network admining you run quake games
after hours, what your employee filtering policy is, when is the traffic
lite so i can bust a dl with out causing panic.

Control your path and surprsingly you will find yourself in good
employeement situations. elsewise.....welcome to pooopyville.