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    For someone who would love to be around pipes and happens to be a ColdFusion developer this would be the absolute dream job...

    https://www.smokingpipes.com/information/jobs/jobinfo.cfm?job_id=3

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    My gawd, a job that for a requirement states "Please do not apply if you are unable or unwilling to work in a smoking environment." I'd take a cut in pay for that alone.

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    I watched a video of the Mac Baren factory and they went in the office where everyone had a Pipe in his mouth. Wow, that's my kind of job. I remember the old days when anyone could light up at his work place. Awe, the good ol'days.

    I wish I knew ColdFusion. Does that mean I'd have to work at 88 miles an hour?

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    Note to self; make time machine, go back in time and become a programmer.

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    I honestly think they're low on a $48K offer for a developer able to accomplish the keywords in their programming needs. Maybe a kid out of school, but steep learning curve from what I'm reading, weeks of just determining their proprietary interface. I was paying $50K to my top programmers in the 90's. Plus the whole smoke thing...

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    I thought the same thing, Craig. It's possible that salary and benefits are negotiable though and it does depend on the work location. For example, a similar job in say Boston or NYC would demand significantly higher compensation.

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    My gawd, a job that for a requirement states "Please do not apply if you are unable or unwilling to work in a smoking environment." I'd take a cut in pay for that alone.

    Heck ya!

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    the guys I worked with in the early 90's wouldn't even send a resume for $48k.

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    Okay guess I need to fluff up the old resume..cold fusion is at least easy to wrok with, and coding with a pipe in my mouth is one of my favorite pastimes

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    Smoking at work is probably worth $20k

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    Average pay for "computer programmers" was about 77k in 2011 (national average). Other similar titles, like database admin, or web designer were in the $77-$80k range.

    25%ile was $55k

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    Guys, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that for our area (Little River, SC,) $45K annually is quite competitive. Paired with an awesome health plan and a really nice EOY Bonus, we think that an offer that straddles the middle depending on experience is an attractive one. A killer employee discount on pipes and pipe tobacco is also a nice little perk. And if you don't want to be around pipe smoke...... then I scratch my head at you.

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    As I noted, salary certainly depends where the job is.

    As as Ted says, it's less in SC because cost of living is not as high in SC as many other places. The benefits for this particular position are also above average, some 'way above average, and many of the perks here are exceptional and probably don't exist elsewhere.

    Again, any position is always negotiable, at least to some degree, by both the employer and the applicant, more or less, depending on what each brings to the table.

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    Ted, no doubt it's a dream job.

    If I was a computer dude, Id be there in a heartbeat.

    Ps, I love the little river store. My wife's grandparents own a condo there, and any time we are there, you bet I stop by Lowcountry every day!

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    Gray, next time you're in the shop ask for me!

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    I work in IT, and 48k / decent benefits for coding in a dead platform (ColdFusion) in Little River, SC is probably good enough for a young buck coming out of college and a competitive salary for entry level programmers. Obviously for programming as a skill in a more general sense, it's quite low. I think that the perks of the job probably outweigh the low salary, though.

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    You got it, Ted.

    Bill and Vinny got me into Padrons amd sold me a great savoy humidor that I have stuffed now.

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    Ya the pay is low for sure, but............I would consider it if there were an added incentive, such as...well, let's just say, maybe a new Dunhill every couple months or so. hahahahahhaha

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    the pay is low for a senior guy with the qualifications they want.

    the benefits (other than the smoking) are minimum at best.

    with the job market being what it is they might get lucky for cheap.

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    One of the big problems with programmers is that 1 out of 10 can do the work of the other 9 combined. That's just what programming is like. This isn't just running ColdFusion, this includes real time database integration, POS with god knows what patchwork scripting that's been done over the last 10 years. If there asking for a senior position that in my mind is THE programmer, everyone else is just entering data. I wouldn't trust any out of school programmers, to waste time and money patching it up. You hire a programmer to come in, he changes everything to his way of thinking, then gets a better job offer. You get a kid with a 2.9 out of school and he'll more than likely screw it up for a month before it gets back to where it was. The problem with programmers is they are always looking for another job. That’s why you pay them enough to keep them. They have all the secrets to what they’ve done, and then you find yourself right back where you started.
    Advice:
    Get a top shelf programmer, chart out what you need, give him everything you have and $75K, 2 months later he’ll come back with an amazing system that a junior college computer science graduate could maintain. You could get him for $25K, give him the phone number of the real programmer and he’ll never leave.

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    Craig I *LOVE* this:

    One of the big problems with programmers is that 1 out of 10 can do the work of the other 9 combined.

    My son was the North American IT Manager for Lionbridge in Boston for a few years (he's a professional chef now).

    You, sir, hit it out of the park with your post -- "Pay me now, or pay me later" --

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    I worked for a large avionics company several years ago doing flight software. My job was outsourced over seas to India, and I was laid off. About two years later I was hired back as a contractor at twice the salary, on my terms, to redo everything they had done. You can't put a price on quality and "tribal" knowledge. Its like choosing to buy a tool at Harbor Freight to save money. In the end you will wind up buying the quality tool and spend more in the end. Like I tell my boys, "Buy cheap, buy twice."

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    As a resident of SC, what they are offering isn't out of line. The cost of living here is quite a bit lower than most places. I do graphic design and my salary isn't near what it would be in a larger market. Plus considering that a pipe shop even offers a health plan? If I were a programmr as oppossed to being a graphics nerd, I'd be all over this gig. And that part of the state is quite lovely.

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    I'd like to point one thing out, although I have no knowledge of the job or even the job field; Smokingpipes.com has the best prices on the net. I have done my comparisons and have rarely and possibly never found a tobacco cheaper anywhere else. I have never ordered a pipe from them but order tobacco a few times a year. Just sayin'....

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