OT: Unix or UNIX or unix

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Fri Jun 12 03:30:41 UTC 2009

Ken T. wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Jun 2009 22:34:52 +0800, Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
>> Heh, I have a former colleague who works for a bank here in Hong Kong.
> In an off topic response to an off topic thread.. 
> What's the jobs picture like in Hong Kong?  Could a foreigner get a job 
> in software development there if they were willing to go there to look 
> for one?

Well, since this is a mailing list for a linux based operating system, I 
assume you are looking for linux jobs.

Let me just say there is not a lot of clue when it comes to Linux over 
here. Eg: I have a former colleague who got a job doing embedded linux 
and he had a real mess on his hands to clear up. That company had a 
previous chap write an init from scratch. Whether that was the chap's 
idea or the company's idea, I cannot really remember. All I know is that 
they were wasting a lot of time doing all that and my former colleague 
got plenty of red tape or other obstacles to fix the situation and 
problem. That company is a Windows shop doing their first foray into 
Linux. Oh, he is Canadian by the way.

Foreigners getting something in software development...I frankly cannot 
say much about whether they could. You manage to find a company willing 
to sponsor you then great. The local immigration department won't give 
you too much hassle IF the salary is high enough. I guess the real 
problem is finding a job that meets the immigration department's minimum 
salary requirement. They don't say but it must be at least 13k/15k HKD 
per month if I am not wrong. :-D. Not high enough for you?

> I've always wanted to spend time in Hong Kong.. 

Is the pollution worth it!? Everything else about Hong Kong is not bad 
and even great in certain aspects but the pollution levels are way above 
the WHO recommended limits.

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