Cat Posted June 28, 2021 Report Share Posted June 28, 2021 Subtitle: Cat's continuing attempt to finally retire I retired from the gov't (US Navy) around August of 2019. Since the gov't is the gov't they didn't think about replacing me until after I retired. So being a good little civil servant I came back part time as a contractor to fill the gap. The basic requirements for my replacement were: 5+ years LV work, engineering degree, experience working with large data sets, experience working with large (2500+ vi) code sets, able to work independently (I have always been a team of 1). The gov't finally hired my replacement and they started work in January of 2021. It still being pandemic time, I didn't have a lot of face-to-face (or mask-to-mask) interaction with them, but I got more and more worried when I did. While they had a lot of fundamentals down, there were glaring gaps in their technical knowledge. They were more of a okay beginner programmer than the solid intermediate to expert level that we needed. And they had obviously only ever worked in a team where everything was spoon-fed to them and then someone cleaned up after them. They were let go. This person had 6 years of programming LabVIEW on their resume. But it was obviously 6 years of programming LV badly. Going forward, how do I not repeat this mistake? Should NI certification be required, and if so, is CLD good enough or should it be CLA? Any other suggestions? I really want to retire!! Cat Quote Link to comment
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