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Bella's Fan Club

Bella, love your work! Keep up the good writing! I'm officially starting Bella's Fan Club.

Being your fan, (and hell, really, no sarcasm intended), I'd like to ask you a question. You mentioned that the only way to handle the current situation in the IT industry when the jobs are being shifted overseas is to plan ahead.

I wonder what's your plan.

Azazello
Thursday, July 04, 2002

Since according to her own writing Bella has been making six figures a month during the "consulting BONANZA" as she calls it, I pretty much doubt she will be in need of a plan besides worrying about how to spend all that cash.

Just me (Sir to you)
Friday, July 05, 2002

Bella's "plan" is not to tell you the plan:-)

Prakash S
Friday, July 05, 2002

Azazello, don't waste your breath.

Bella is from Madras India.

East Bombay Cotton Collective
Friday, July 05, 2002

East Bombay Cotton Collective:

How does that change anything???

Prakash S
Friday, July 05, 2002

The Plan is simply not to be a Commodity.

Sammy
Friday, July 05, 2002

Azaello,  thanks for the vote of support.  First, please allow me to clarify one thing.  I personally am not leaving programming b/c of the job market situation, but becuase of quality of life issues.  I am no longer interested in working  the hours that are expected in our field.  but, rather than complain, make excuses, find scapegoats, and blame others, I think it's easier to simply leave the profession.

Here is a recap:
http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=5308&ixReplies=44

http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=4475&ixReplies=39

http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=8409&ixReplies=36

As far as my plan?  Nothing is etched in stone yet.  I am currently evaluating many broad possibilities, but will refrain from sharing them, b/c I don't need more competition ;-)

Bella
Friday, July 05, 2002

I know what it is. You're going to consult with people who don't feel their ego is large enough. Maybe train them in the ways of condescending tone while slowly rolling their eyes. Or coach them on how to tell others that they are better off not trying to accomplish anything, because they don't have "any business instinct". Teach them debating skills, showing how to dismiss arguments from others early regardless of merit while using lots of profanity and personal attacks.

Don't worry Bella, there will be no competition, you clearly have that market locked down.

ac
Friday, July 05, 2002

Hey, wait a minte.  I thought this was the Bella FAN CLUB thread. 

Bella
Friday, July 05, 2002

<Hey, wait a minte. I thought this was the Bella FAN CLUB thread. />

Gee, your fans sound a lot like you.  So it's highly likely that it indeed is.

Greg Kellerman
Friday, July 05, 2002

Come Prakash,
East Bombay Cotton Collective, is correct. Bella is from Madras man!!  They're all gangsters

[East Bombay Cotton Collective:

How does that change anything???

Prakash S]

Amitabh Bachan jr.
Friday, July 05, 2002

They're all gangsters

??!!??

Prakash S
Friday, July 05, 2002

Here's an article that mentions a bit about Bela's professional career:

http://www.fastcompany.com/online/45/spy.html

Frieda Tonslaker
Sunday, July 07, 2002

bella's writings reminds me off penelope trunk.

http://www.geocities.com/penelope4515/

Prakash S
Sunday, July 07, 2002

Hmm, that Penelope Trunk is a good read.  And depressing.  She writes about all the little micro-maneuverings in the workplace.  Reminds me of what Jack Welch said, "No one is passionate about decimal places." 

anon
Monday, July 08, 2002

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