[Beowulf] Degree

Joshua mora acosta joshua_mora at usa.net
Thu Oct 25 01:31:07 PDT 2012

The most exceptional people I have met on any field did not had a formal
educational process. Formal education though sets in most cases a foundation
to start building the professional skills.
These professionals are good because of learning as they needed with high
motivation or better said with passion.
Requiring a degree isnt a guarantee of quality on the work.
I am used to the hiring process managed by the workers, not through human
resources/bureocracy process that does not know if someone will be able to
perform the job.
If someone is damn good you will have to find the way to get him/her in. 


------ Original Message ------
Received: 05:23 AM CEST, 10/25/2012
From: "Lux, Jim (337C)" <james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov>
To: "beowulf at beowulf.org" <beowulf at beowulf.org>
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Degree

> On 10/24/12 7:24 PM, "Joe Landman" <landman at scalableinformatics.com> wrote:
> >On 10/24/2012 10:20 PM, Josh Catana wrote:
> >> As some working in HPC as an indefinite length contractor in the U.S.
> >> this topic intrigues me. Even though the company I contract for has me
> >> training their new employees and basically in control of everything in
> >> their environment for the last 3 years, they refuse to hire me on
> >> directly because I don't have a bachelors.
> >
> >Some of the smartest, most professional, and hardest working people I've
> >met don't have advanced degrees.
> >
> >It sounds to me like a failure in management more than anything else.
> Sometimes it's a matter of overly conservative policies.
> For instance, people without degrees in the United States often will be
> considered non-exempt employees (e.g. Receive overtime at time and a half)
> (actually, newly minted bachelors degrees fit in the same bucket, often).
> That might raise issues with comparable compensation.
> >
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