I live in the US too. I hear the UK's a bit nicer. Free higher education and all plus they pay highschoolers to go to school. If someone paid me to go to school, I'd be so much more in to it. I might try immigrating to the UK if I can swing it and especially if the US goes to s**t in the next decade. Luckily I have family ties to Canada and they own a lucrative fishing business so if I need to leave immediately, I'll know where to go. On the plus side, innovative technology companies want to hire more people who didn't go to college. They're caring less and less about college education and more about core good employee qualities with the ability to learn. It's what Google and Gravity Switch are doing so I bet more will follow suit.
Hahaha. Ah, I wish. I just want a reasonably sized house I don't spend my whole life paying off, a college education I don't spend my whole life paying off, a job I don't mind doing that doesn't treat me like crap (I don't even have to love it), and a nice spouse. And also to do drugs every once in a while. The hippy kind. Everything else is just icing on the cake. Apparently obtaining this when you're not rich really does take a super hero. It's a damn shame.
I still am in a little shock. They asked a person who doesn't know code why they're not a developer! XD I find it funny and a little terrifying. So they gave me company access to their HTML and CSS online training courses and told me to keep it confidential (they didn't have to because I know it's confidential but clearly this denotes it as "sensitive data" and a measure of trust has been granted). Did I mention I'm not an employee yet? It seems likely they will ask me to be a temporary hire with a few other candidates and then decide but also liked the cut of my jibb enough to take a chance and expedite my learning in how to do my new job. Well, I did show them I'm the person for the job and they're taking me seriously so this is great. I only got 24 hrs of prep time to make the power point and get a whole new outfit because I was not seriously looking for a job when I found their ad online last week and sold all my cute corporate goth clothes last year.
I have a very strange MBTI. I rate as within .5% of 50/50 for E/I. Then N. Then my T and F are within 2% of being 50/50. And J. So yes, I am ENTJ but also INTJ and ENFJ and INFJ. Yeah, I don't really know of many other people who rate so close to 50/50 on even one trait let alone two. Were some of yours really close calls?
Today I had an interview for Gravity Switch - a developing company. I decided to be pro-active about the interview and gave a little power point presentation to talk about my understanding of the company, business practices that stand out to me, and how I see myself fitting in as a team member. I also gave him a list of grammatical errors I saw in his company handbook. One of their company motto's is if you see it, you're responsible for it and fixing it. The owner's first question was: Why aren't you a developer? Looks like I'll be officially learning code now whether or not I get the job (but I really hope I do and may ask for an unpaid internship if I don't get it).