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Ask Slashdot: Jobs For Geeks In the Business/Financial World? 181

Posted by timothy
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First time accepted submitter menphix writes "Hi there! I'm a software engineer in the bay area. I will be moving to Hong Kong where my wife works shortly. I understand that there will be a lot less opportunities to work for software companies there than in the bay area, but they do have a lot of business/financial companies in HK: investment banking, private equity, hedge funds, you name it! So I'm thinking maybe it'll be easier if I transition to work for those companies. Since I got my B.S. and M.S. both in computer science, I have no idea what those 'Wall Street jobs' are like, so I'm just wondering what you guys know about jobs in the business/financial world for geeks? Has anybody made the jump before?"
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Ask Slashdot: Jobs For Geeks In the Business/Financial World?

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 25, 2012 @04:06AM (#40436197)

    You could just stay at home, fake an illness and collect welfare.

    In that way you'd still be a dishonest leech but at least you'd only be taking a small amount from those who are either productive or in need.

  • No way (Score:2, Funny)

    by 1u3hr (530656) on Monday June 25, 2012 @04:06AM (#40436201)

    Since I got my B.S. and M.S. both in computer science, I have no idea what those 'Wall Street jobs' are like,

    And you never will. What makes you think you can get hired in the financial industry with zero knowledge or experience? Just the desire to get rich isn't good enough .

    Also, in Hong Kong, foreigners don't get a work visa without the employer making a case you have unique skills that a local doesn't. You seem to have none. Your wife can sponsor you for residency, not employment.

    Since you're coming to Hong Kong, hang around in the bars in Lan Kwai Fong and try to ingratiate yourself with some suits, maybe you'll get lucky and get someone to give you a junior position. Or you could just deal drugs to them.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 25, 2012 @04:09AM (#40436223)

    get a job with more dignity and less shame, rent-boy for example.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 25, 2012 @04:14AM (#40436237)

    You should be looking at a job in the PR industry, seeing you have the knack for it. Getting your job seeking ad published on slashdot is not bad.

    Well Played, Sir.

  • by BlackPignouf (1017012) on Monday June 25, 2012 @04:47AM (#40436343)

    It's also one of the only newspapers that I know that doesn't write kW/h in every single article about energy.

  • Re:easy: (Score:4, Funny)

    by Lumpy (12016) on Monday June 25, 2012 @06:36AM (#40436757) Homepage

    My wife has worked in the world of banking for 20+ years. All bankers are pretty darn evil. bigger the bank, the bigger the evil. She swore that they had satanic pentagrams on the floors of the executive floor, and wore only red robes up there at the 5/3 bank headquarters.

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