June 28th, 2012 @ 10:35 pm
for the last few months, while i’m still freelancing for the company that i have worked for since 2008, i’ve been looking for a full time job in web development. the job market is fucking awful, and i keep feeling like finding a job doing what i love is going to be hopeless. especially since all that i really want to do is build wordpress websites for artists, small business’s, musicians, etc.
while i go through all of these websites for jobs, it’s the same BS… i look for website developer work and they want one person that can do 9379379387 things, unpaid interns or people who freelance. personally, i don’t want to freelance. working on a 1099 is ridiculously (tax) annoying, and i want a steady salary and health benefits again. aside from all of these companies wanting one person that does a shit ton of things relatively affiliated to development (although it’s a little fucking ridiculous the skill sets that are being requested), i find some of these listings hysterical. i’m looking up “html/css/wordpress” specifically, and i keep getting job listings that call for drupal, joomla, ajax, asp, mobile sites, ui development, magento, ruby on rails, etc.
like, yes, it would be great if you could find someone that could do all of those things… but when i’m specifically searching for a wordpress development job, i don’t want to read all that bullshit. i feel like it’s as bad as when you’re looking to buy something on ebay with the idiots that throw in the ***VINTAGE AMERICAN EAGLE ABERCROMBIE AE AEROPOSTALE*** type shit (meanwhile, you’re searching for a discontinued gap shirt or something, lol). stupid turds throw off the whole FINDING A SPECIFIC ITEM FORMULA.
i find it a little strange that someone would even have a job listing that included “html/css” if the job is aiming for a cms developer… what kind of developer can work on and build an entire CMS and would NOT know the basic building blocks? so stupid.
i even found a job listing for a graphic design job yesterday that was asking for background in website design AND architecture, lol.
W T F ? ? ? ?
i don’t know what other type of work i could/should get into other than this. i would love to just do something creative. in fashion, doing nails, accessories? ahhhhhh, so unsure.