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Mark Stenbäck
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If a god is an idea, how can one tell if the idea is a good one?
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Taloustutkimus teetti Ylelle tutkimuksen suomalaisten asenteista minimipalkkaa kohtaan joka on nyt tehnyt asiasta uutista pitkin päivää.

Oma näkemykseni on ettei olisi kohtuutonta säätää lailla yleinen, vuosittain tarkistettava minimipalkka joka on vähintään 60% edellisen vuoden kansallisesta mediaanitulosta. Tästä seuraisi mm. nämä kaksi seikkaa:

1) Minimipalkka mukautuisi automaattisesti kansantalouden kehitykseen: kasvukaudella minimipalkka nousee, kun kansallinen mediaanitulo nousee ja laskukaudella se vastaavasti laskee muiden palkkojen mukana.

2) Kaikki täyttä työpäivää tekevät palkansaajat saadaan nostettua yleiseurooppalaisen köyhyysrajan yläpuolelle, minkä pitäisi olla jo itsessään kansallisen ylpeyden aihe.

Saatoin ottaa asiaan kantaa vähän laajemminkin.

http://markstenback.puheenvuoro.uusisuomi.fi/224673-minimipalkan-puolesta
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An Arduous Journey: Depression
About a year ago I was diagnosed with a moderate depression and anxiety. It was one of those things that did not come as a surprise as the symptoms had been obvious enough, but for too long I had been too stubborn to admit that I might need more than a week...
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About to relaunch the Rambling Finn -blog.
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Mitä jos työelämä joustaisikin toisella tavalla?
Mitä jos työelämä joustaisikin toisella tavalla?
markstenback.puheenvuoro.uusisuomi.fi
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I believed in the company, but the company did not believe in.

So as the old saying goes, I'll be looking for new opportunties, I'll be open for suggestions, opening and closing various doors and windows, and generally speaking dusting off my old CV (not that the past five months gave it much time to gather dust) for yet another exciting round of "I'm gonna find me a job, I am".

After working for about 17 years in IT-business as a software developer, software architect, information architect, scrum master, product owner, technical team leader and even in a few startups (because getting burned by a startup just isn't enough) for odd 15-17 companies and who knows for how many customers and projects I got a phone call on a Friday night after eight.  "I'm sorry, man", the voice says to me, "but you are just not in the top ten percent as a coder." So the inevitable conclusion is that I should not be allowed to work on the customer's software at all. Considering that the customer has been pretty happy with my work I sure got everyone else fooled, right?

I was just wondering - in top ten percent of... what? Being in the top ten percent of coders in the whole world or just in Finland? Suppose many would think it impressive if someone was proven to be in the top ten percent of coders just here in Helsinki metropolitan area. Well, be that as it may, it has been truly an honour to work for this company for last five months because I got to work with not just one but with no less than three of the "top ten percent coders", regardless of the scope. Now, how many of you can put than into your resume? 

This uplifting experience will soon be behind me and November will be quick to follow. Come November and I'll be in need for a new place to live. You see, while it was very nice to experience how it feels when one is actually paid for what one's work is actually worth, once that ends I cannot afford live in my home anymore. Instaed I need to find some cheaper lair of despair closer to the other plebeians.

You know what? Fuck it. Fuck it sideways. And while we are at it, fuck you too. I am free to choose where to go and what to do when I get there. Admittedly I'm still a bit hazy about the details of going and doing, but I feel confident that I can figure it all out along the way. The only certainty is that I won't be staying around here for much longer and when I leave no one will be sorry to see me gone. Which is good, it makes the leaving easier.

Yeah. Fuck it. It is good to feel free. And someone with keen enough ears to hear a fly farting might also hear Douglas Adams mumble under his personal pile of dirt:

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I needed to be."
(Douglas Adams)

I have no doubt that I, too, will end up where I need to be. Eventually. Possibly after couple of detours.
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Entä jos veisit auton päiväksi huoltoon ennalta sovitulla hinnalla, mutta kun menet iltapäivällä hakemaan autoa saatkin kuulla, että auto olisi noudettavissa vasta viikkoa myöhemmin, huolto maksaa kolminkertaisesti sovittua enemmän ja niin, yksi renkaistakin on jo ehtinyt hukkua mutta voihan sitä kolmellakin ajaa, vai mitä?

Tai jos tilaat itsellesi kaksi kerroksisen omakotitalon, mutta toimittajan organisaatio-, suunnittelu-, toimitus-, kommunikaatio- ja herra ties minkä muun ongelman vuoksi talosta rakennetaankin ainoastaan yläkerros (ei portaita, mutta tikkaat sentään saa kohtuullisella lisäkustannuksella) ja sekin naapurin tontille - hinnalla jolla olisi pitänyt saada vähintäänkin rivitalo.

Ei taitaisi olla ok?

Ja kuitenkin etenkin julkishallinnon IT-projekteissa tämä ei ole paitsi ok vaan jopa niin ok, että myös seuraava projekti annetaan samalle toimittajalle koska tämä teki niin vitun hienoa työtä.
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