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 No.503005

i'm a prole from a poor background but i'm also a smooth talking cumskin with a dick so I got my way into a tech job at a pretty young age while I was still in college. I dropped out because I got tired of paying tuition. I never had to do an unpayed internship. for about 7 years i had a job i was highly qualified at and could do well. then they "automated" it. They didn't really automate it. rather, corporate decided that AI was magic and they didn't need anyone quality controlling their shit any more. this was of course a very stupid move so now about 20 people secretly do what used to be my job because corporate wants their asses kissed and to be told it was smart to automate my job.

rather than firing me they took pity on me and quickly put me in a role I am not qualified for. I have been faking it for about 7 months. they put me on a dev team. basically whenever i'm in a meeting or a call i just repeat people's opinions back to them in question form, and kiss their asses, and whenever i'm made to do some kind of task I don't know how to do i look it up on stackoverflow or stackexchange or god forbid i even paste some code into chatgpt and ask a few questions about it and then double check with other sources that it gave me the right answer.

and it got me thinking… humans don't really need to "know" stuff anymore for a lot of jobs. they only need to be able to reference the correct encyclopedic sources when encountering certain problems. like, for daily tasks, it should be muscle memory. for weekly tasks one should be fairly knowledgeable. but for random tasks, monthly tasks, yearly tasks… there's no need to "know" as long as you can look up how to do it before people become impatient with you.

 No.503007

>>503005
Everyone in tech fake his job.
Why do you think Microsoft haven't produced anything of value since 7?
Why do you think basic app companies need 10000 people?
Why do you think when a tech company run out of money they fire 50% of their work force and it don't change their output?

 No.503009

>they only need to be able to reference the correct encyclopedic sources when encountering certain problems.
Yes that's called "research" and has been a thing since the printing press, and probably earlier… you know, reference manuals, textbooks, tables of pre-calculated formulas. Why do techbros keep claiming that everyday common things are novel because AI, even though it has nothing to do with AI?

 No.503016

>>503009
research has always existed, but in earlier times you were expected to memorize more information, and to retain it for longer periods of time. Now research is done so easily. you don't have to drive to the library and check out a big stack of books. You just ctrl T and type some shit and get an answer fairly quickly. This disincentivizes rote memorization of large bodies of knowledge.
>Why do techbros keep claiming that everyday common things are novel because AI, even though it has nothing to do with AI?
1. not a techbro. i work in tech because that's where i got a job, not because i'm passionate about it or think it's the solution to everything
2. i wasn't claiming research is novel
3. i wasn't attributing anything to AI, if you had more carefully read my post, I in fact talked about how my previous job was automated because my bosses assumed it could be done by AI when it couldn't
>Everyone in tech fake his job.
not really
>Why do you think basic app companies need 10000 people?
our company has less than 200 employees, including people in decidedly non-tech work, like transport and manual labor
>Why do you think when a tech company run out of money they fire 50% of their work force and it don't change their output?
well that's the thing, they didn't fire me, they just moved me from something I knew how to do to something i don't. They assumed my job was automated when it wasn't.

 No.503019

>>503016
People used to own books relevant to their jobs, or they workplace did, that they could reference as needed. They did not need to go to the library.

 No.503039

I've worked on projects with garbage codebases generating 100s of millions in revenue that were built this way by a group of like-minded fakers. Code quality doesn't matter as long as the financial incentives are right. Where I work, our entire codebase is just basic CRUD APIs built using Flask and the financial institutions of my country have no option but to use them due to regulatory requirements, despite how buggy and unstable they are. So keep faking it till you make it, unless your project is just that complex, which I highly doubt it is.

 No.503041

My dream is to get one of these fake dev jobs where I can study on company time

 No.503045

>>503019
you can shove several 1000 PDFs on a thumb drive, and when you open them, you can ctrl+f for exactly what you're looking for instead of flipping through dirty and torn pages

 No.503046

>>503039
it is actually quite complex, especially for such a small group of people. in fact I think there's feature bloat, and the corporate morons think they can automate everything and anything.

 No.503048

>>503041
I have a real dev job and still study on company time.

 No.503058


 No.503163

>>503048
I kneel

 No.503173

>>503005
At the only point the only people who need to know how to do their jobs are surgeons, everyone else can just wing it.


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