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By Orion Blastar (Thu Mar 26, 2020 at 09:28:05 PM EST) (all tags)
I've been out of the market since 2003 due to disability. On my old resume I had listed COBOL, Ada, and other languages as I majored in computer science programming option. I worked with Mainframes. I listed COBOL because I had COBOL I and COBOL II on IBM Mainframes.


COBOL has advanced to object oriented along the years to a version that no longer resembles the one Grace Hopper invented.

No idea if it is the old or new COBOL, I'm guessing an old IBM Mainframe with Y2K legacy coding and the person in charge of it just retired with spaghetti code nobody else in the corporation can figure out.

I used to translate COBOL to Visual BASIC or MS-Access VBA so they could move it off the mainframe to the Windows NT Server.

What should I do?

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I get a job offer for COBOL | 5 comments (5 topical, 0 hidden)
Go follow patio11's advice (twitter handle) by marvin (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Mar 26, 2020 at 11:50:46 PM EST
Ask for a lot of money.

My cousin put her kids through college on Y2K by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Mar 27, 2020 at 06:30:01 AM EST
She took COBOL in college to fill an elective requirement and dabbled in it a bit over the years and when y2k came around she put the kids in daycare and filled their college funds.

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COBOL by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Mar 27, 2020 at 05:35:09 PM EST

I was a COBOL programmer before going into PM work. 

Anyway go for it.  






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Apparently I am over qualified by Orion Blastar (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Mar 31, 2020 at 11:52:39 PM EST
after they pulled my medical record to see my disabilities. This happens a lot.

"I drank what?" - <a href="http://uncyclopedia.co/wiki/Socrates">Socrates</a&gt after drinking the Conium
Cronovirus made a big need for COBOL programmers by Orion Blastar (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Apr 06, 2020 at 09:48:24 PM EST
<a href="https://mashable.com/article/coronavirus-unemployment-cobol-programmers/">https://mashable.com/article/coronavirus-unemployment-cobol-programmers/</a>

Looks like I am not that screwed after all. Modern programmers don't learn COBOL anymore.


"I drank what?" - <a href="http://uncyclopedia.co/wiki/Socrates">Socrates</a&gt after drinking the Conium
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