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Wogan 🐮 9h
Replying to @MorgBoer
All they need to do is pay 😂 NET 30 terms, so I'll find out in a few weeks.
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Wogan 🐮 9h
Bloody hell, Twitter, another layout update?
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Wogan 🐮 22h
Replying to @WoganMay
It's quite a milestone for me on two fronts: 1. Record-breaking month since going freelance, and 2. Validation that I'm able to add far more value per hour than I could when I started Now I just need the payment 😬
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Wogan 🐮 Jun 24
June invoices out, for a total amount greater than my entire annual CTC (adjusted for inflation) when I started working in 2008.
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Wogan 🐮 Jun 24
I'd do a "WMC hours" tweet but I'm not as cool as
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Wogan 🐮 Jun 24
Replying to @Raanah_A
I bet! 😂
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Wogan 🐮 Jun 24
Replying to @WoganMay
And literally all it takes is reading comprehension + curiosity + effort + time. There are no gatekeepers, no institutions, no policies that prevent you from accessing this stuff. With the amount of connected, unemployed youth in SA I'm amazed that we have so few IT skills.
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Wogan 🐮 Jun 24
Replying to @WoganMay
I've been doing software for almost 13 years now, and have paid zero for any sort of formal training. I have two certifications to my name, both earned years after being paid for the work, both irrelevant in securing any of the jobs that I'm working on right now.
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Wogan 🐮 Jun 24
Replying to @WoganMay
Literally everything you need to know for these jobs, you can teach yourself: Every vendor, language, framework and platform out there has documentation. There are online communities, free tutorials, you name it.
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Wogan 🐮 Jun 24
The barrier to entry for IT: A computer + internet connection. A huge % of SA can access both, and the jobs are literally there for the taking, but dololo. I think this jobs crisis is self-inflicted honestly.
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Wogan 🐮 Jun 24
Yeah, I can believe that! Maybe it's a mindset thing?
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Wogan 🐮 Jun 24
Replying to @incautius @Anatinus
That's bonkers. It's as if they're unaware that a job entails actual work.
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Wogan 🐮 Jun 24
Replying to @PaulVolkerSA
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Wogan 🐮 Jun 24
Replying to @UScopus @Neo_Ydidi
No, definitely not. A job is just showing up to a building every day.
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Wogan 🐮 Jun 24
Replying to @jacobez @RomanCabanac
That's what StatsSA should really be tracking: Employability rate, not employment rate. If SA really doesn't have economic opportunities, it's baffling that migrants keep coming here, finding jobs, working shift labor and opening shops.
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Wogan 🐮 Jun 24
Replying to @jacobez @RomanCabanac
Yeah I'm starting to think that today's youth have been programmed to think of a job as something you're just supposed to *get* - not necessarily something you're supposed to *work at*, and put a lot of effort into.
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Wogan 🐮 Jun 24
It's stories like this that make me wonder if the jobs crisis isn't self-inflicted. There's so much opportunity here for people that are willing to put the grind in, but it seems like very few actually do.
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Wogan 🐮 Jun 24
Replying to @Neo_Ydidi
People are so obsessed with jobs, they've forgotten how to work.
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Wogan 🐮 Jun 24
😂 "Oh no, unemployment is too high!" "South Africans are locked out of the economy!" "This is a jobs crisis!" This morning: 4/5 new hires failed to show up for their first day of work at one of my customers. Crisis for who?
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Wogan 🐮 Jun 24
I wish my Oculus headset had a feature that made other people go away 🙄
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