COBOL quote in the news
eric at brouhaha.com
Thu Aug 7 13:19:33 CDT 2008
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> "COBOL programmers are hard to come by these days," said Fred Forrer,
> the Sacramento-based CEO of MGT of America, a public-sector
> consulting firm. "It's certainly not a language that is taught.
> Oftentimes, you have to rely on retired annuitants to come back and
> help maintain the system until you're able to find a replacement."
It's not at all hard to find COBOL programmers, and they are NOT all
retired. Offer a decent salary, and you'll get them. What the state is
specifically trying to do, though is to cut everyone's salaries, so how
likely is it that they'll offer a good salary to a COBOL programmer.
The real story is that it's a bunch of political posturing.
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