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  1. Dang.. I was really liking the idea of the second posting until I saw $7.25 an hour. I think I’ll just work at Taco Bell for $8 an hour.

    Comment by peregrintook69 — December 29, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

  2. I’m always amazed that they can get anyone to do these things. Its an awful lot of qualifications for min-wage.

    The qualifications for their “entry level” job are clearly not entry level (but I bet the pay is).

    Has to be someone who has someone else paying their bills.

    Comment by RC — December 29, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

  3. if i had a sugar mama, i’d be all over the minimum wage internship. alas, i’ll stick to the John Dewan plan of being an actuary before switching to baseball analytics.

    Comment by kdm628496 — December 29, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

  4. $7.25, really? Have enough class to pay a fair wage

    Comment by Grant — December 29, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

  5. A quick googling of John Dewan finds out that he switched to baseball analytics a few years after getting his FSA. I’ll admit I’m a big baseball fan and starting down the actuarial path myself but I don’t see the point in leaving a cushy FSA-credentialed actuarial job for god knows what you could get in baseball analytics. Dewan seems to have done very well for himself but you’d really have to love baseball (and hate being an actuary) to quit a six figure career to be a glorified data miner.

    Comment by dustygator — December 29, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

  6. I actually did the internship in 2008, and it was the best summer of my life. I know quite a few guys that also did it have gone on to work with MLB clubs afterwards, so this is definitely something that’s worthwhile if you want an in. Go ahead and scoff at the wage, but you don’t go into this line of work if you want to make money. Also, the owner of the company has a hookup with a local adult baseball league team, so you’ll have a place to play if you want to do that, too.

    Comment by Jake — December 30, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

  7. Anyone looking at breaking into baseball has to pay their dues; this is just the nature of the business. Anyone on the inside has put in their time.

    Comment by CR — December 31, 2012 @ 12:32 am

  8. Honestly, the postings look really reasonable to me.

    For the entry level job, you’re not going to find a programming job anywhere with less demands than that. The demands really come down to “have a degree and a clue how to program.” Most job descriptions ask for far more than that, even at entry level, or even for internships.

    The internship sounds like “watch baseball games, enter what happens into a computer.” The pay is a little low for an office internship (maybe you could get $10/hr if you fit well at an established company), but you kinda have to expect it for a job that’s going to have a lot more applicants than positions available.

    Comment by Ed — January 1, 2013 @ 11:34 am

  9. I don’t know what sort of entry level stuff you’ve been involved with, but frankly, I think your post is ridiculous.

    None of this is entry level:
    “Understanding the phases of the software development life-cycle.” Nobody is developing software at the entry level. You’re doing low level support/implementation.

    And understanding how to design relational databases will get you $100K a year.

    Comment by Synovia — January 2, 2013 @ 8:49 am

  10. Nobody is saying its not worthwhile. What we’re saying is that you can’t do any of these things unless you’ve got someone else willing to pay your bulls for you.

    Its the typical “Give some already well-off kid a head start” internship.

    Comment by Synovia — January 2, 2013 @ 8:51 am

  11. It’s .NET. Not exactly the “in demand” language.

    Comment by Joe R — January 2, 2013 @ 11:55 am

  12. Geez, I sure wish I could do have my dream job AND demand to be paid a fair wage for it. Alas, professional TV watching has far too many applicants.

    Comment by Casey — January 2, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

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