Recruiter: <the candidate> said he has JavaScript experience and you said the candidates need Java. I thought those were the same thing.
Me: 😑 🤦‍♂️

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

... I was today years old when I learned Java and JavaScript are not the same...


Liberal arts majors are dumbasses 🤷‍♂️

Recruiter: "I need someone with Sequel experience"


Going to be pedantic and say it was originally called SEQUEL in the 70s when IBM developed the language. But that was trademarked by another company so it was abbreviated to SQL.


Wait, so they aren’t talking about coffee????


Similarly, when I mentioned Python and micro services among required experiences, the candidate replied: most programs I write are often very small, sir. Never too big. 🤦‍♂️


Java is to JavaScript as dragonflies are to dragons


Related Posts

Do we get a discount on AT&T? I can't find anything internally


Transactional lawyers - I’m working on what will essentially be a script for automating common phrases, sentences, and paragraphs I end up typing out dozens of times a day (e.g. “Attached please find and updated closing checklist for the above-referenced transaction. Items we need on your end are highlighted in the attached. Please send any of the highlighted items as the become available”). What are some things you end up saying dozens of times a day in your practice?


I have a case interview as a compensation/rewards consultant with MBB. Does anyone have any prep materials or recommendations on case interviews specific to rewards/compensation?


For mens shoes at MBB - incoming Consultant - a few questions:

How often can I be wearing white sneakers to the office vs dress shoes? (Assuming MBB in a laxer geography)
How many white sneakers should I get? Which brands?
How many dress shoes should I get?


Hello from sunny Florida !


If you could work for any agency in the city, which one would it be and why?


Do you think unconscious bias has played a role into the amount of hours/projects you get from partners?


Hi Fishes,

Currently in
PwC AC from past 1.2yrs and want to go for on-site opportunities.

Anyone knows what’s the process and what are my chances?

YOE: 3.2




Any ADs looking for more portfolio pieces? Have an idea for a Venmo campaign. Hmu if you’re interested.


Question for the big4 recruiters out there: would you hire 35yo senior associate with some career gaps and looking to get the CPA? I’m trying to gauge if I have a fighting chance out there. Context to follow.


Is anyone else noticing a bigger bench the last few months?


Can we talk about how hard it is to be a black lawyer in Boston? It’s an open secret that Boston is not the liberal haven it is supposed to be. But attorneys should be held to a higher standard. So, black attorneys, how have you dealt with racism at work?


Anybody have any ideas or strategies on changing practice groups within their current firm? Thanks!


Hi, I'm looking for advice on what the best CRM platform is that has the best marketing capabilities but also integrates with Zendesk. We currently use Zoho, but it is seemingly impossible to design it the way we want our CRM/operations/marketing to work together and all the different apps is so confusing. TYIA!


Anybody in the Greensboro or Raleigh area currently invested in Rental Real estate - any advice on approach. Considering but nervous to make a move.


Hi all, is there any on site opportunity in Finacle ?? I have 10 years experience in technical and functional areas of both V10 and V11.
It would be really great if anyone can refer me to such opportunities.



Hi All,
I am actively looking out for job opportunity on AWS + Terraform tech stack
Will be available to join in next 30 days
If anyone has opening or hiring going on for the above techstack could you please help with referral


Travel noon question: first time doing east coast to west coast travel. Non-stop flight. How do you guys manage dinner when coming back east? I fly out afternoon and reach at midnight


Asking on behalf of my friend. Anyone aware of Cyient Company Pune? Is it a good company to join as an Electrical Design Engineer? How't the wlb in this company and career growth opportunities?Cyient


Additional Posts in #OverheardAtWork

🎶 “I get to research monsters, fuck all my friends who are lawyers "🎵


“I remember my first internet.”


“Waffles are just pancakes with abs”


So I felt my acting manager, my actual manager is on mat leave, was a bit aggressive in her response to me and I mentioned it to her. Now she is like micromanaging like hell. How do I handle this? She comes of passive aggressive but I just ignore because she is not my manager it’s temporary. I couldn’t let this slide without letting her know I felt her response was aggressive


Hey Fishes - my team has added a lot of people within the past year and I have started to wonder whether or not my salary as a Sr level employee is “equitable” ( i.e: are these new hires reporting into me getting paid more ?) . Any recommendations on how to have a productive conversation with my director about this?


“I love her feet”


I have only worked from home with my current company, so no watercooler talk unlike previous companies. Do people find they hear less than they used to about the inner workings of their companies because there's no extemporaneous chit chat around the office?


Client talking about a problem: "this is the largest gaping hole I see, it keeps me up at night"

Other client: "hmm… let’s move on"


“Where is Dollywood located?”


Partner: this reminds me of a great book.. it is really very great I highly recommend you get this book.

Associate: What's the deal with (name) and that book. He just keep recommending everyone read it. He showed a chart from it in the last client touch point.

Manager: He wrote the book.


Why is it so hard to please someone and giving your all for 2 years and still . Every month after month you try your best and yet promises never happen. Smh you try to help and coworkers go on attack mode like if your going against them . Why is that


"Why should I take critiques from someone’s title that is lower than mine?”


“I just don’t trust anyone on this team.” - ECD


I heard the founder of a crypto startup saying. "I'm not going to invest my time and energy to teach newcomers of my code, most of them leave within 6 months anyway" does this mean i should leave now or when i worked there of 6 months?


“I’m not trying to call anyone a Neanderthal, but those guys are measuring with a measure tape so I’m sure they’ll be okay if it’s 0.01 inches off calibration.”


Person: “I need to buy this font, who’s got the corporate card?”
Person with corporate card rolls over handing it: “Daddy’s here.”


“Judy Dench in Cats is a cautionary tale to not agree to extremely short paws need fur!”


INTERN: Can you voice for me?
CW: Sure... but this script is for a sale that ended last weekend?
INTERN: Yeah I was slammed last week, I’m only getting to it now.


“Is there blood in the cheese sauce?"


If you book a call at a weird time like 2:10. There is 100% chance I will be late or miss your call altogether.

You've been warned.


New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here


Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site


Download the
Fishbowl app

See what’s happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

A phone with Fishbowl app

Send download link to your phone


Scan your QR code to download
Fishbowl app on your mobile

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Messaging rates may apply

Download app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Already have an account? Log in

Sign up for free to continue using Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use(New) and Privacy Policy(New)
Messaging rates may apply

Already have an account? Log in

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or