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Microsoft Jobs (1984, 1980, 1990, 2000)

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This is a "solicitation" letter from the Microsoft Corp.  It's written 
by a software engineer, rather than the personnel dept: 
I consider Microsoft an excellent home for the software wizard because: 
        1) its a great place to work.  The company is owned (a key issue) 
           and operated by software wizards: Bill Gates and Paul Allen. 
           This means : 
                - private offices (as many with windows as topology permits) 
                - informal lounges for design/discussion/rap sessions 
                - whatever hardware facilities are needed for the job 
                - Microwave ovens, refrigerators, free soda, etc. 
                        throughout the buildings 
           But, most importantly, you're working for and with other 
           systems programmers that understand both the job and the 
           people.  The technical hierarchy is kept very simple and 
           "shallow" so that there is minimal bullshit and over- 
           organization. 
           Since the development people report strictly to software 
           engineers, who report directly to chairman/CEO Gates, we 
           never do anything stupid because some manager/MBA/suit-type 
           has power without knowledge.  (When we do something stupid, 
           its our own fault!) Likewise, there are no "politics", just 
           engineering. 
        2) The work that you do here at Microsoft MATTERS.  Your work 
           won't be canceled due to some political/financial upheaval, 
           nor just used in-house;...

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