We Will Call You

Fact-based job-seeking-opera for geeks

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“As you can see, the prototype I prepared checks all the boxes listed in the task description. In addition, I also wrote a visualization module, which was not required, but I thought it would naturally complement the exercise.”

Domnall smiled proudly, as he reached for a glass of water. He spoke for the past forty minutes trying to summarize the week of intense work on prototype preparation. The task was not conceptually difficult, but it made up for it with its onerousness. The provided data turned out to be an unprocessed pile of Internet posts — mainly verbal farts, burps…


We Will Call You

Fact-based job-seeking-opera for geeks

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“I see you understand business processes,” the manager said apathetically. “I admit that hardly any of your colleagues pay attention to them. All in all, I am not surprised…” He sighed with regret and added cheerfully just a second later, “Who would like to waste his time on this when technological revolutions are around every corner offering the possibility to bite into new things?”

“The range of problems that modern analytics faces is still expanding,” Domnall agreed, “but in my opinion, solid foundations remain pivotal.”

The man didn’t listen. He continued his own thread, “Do you know that even quantum…


We Will Call You

Fact-based job-seeking-opera for geeks

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“I think you will do great in our start-up.” Clearly content manager on the other side of the table was staring at Domnall. His triangular face with unblinking, wide-set eyes gave him an uncanny resemblance to a mantis. “I am pleasantly surprised that a man of your age has such a deep knowledge of analytical technologies.”

Domnall decided not to mention that he had just described the same technologies for the eighth time now, including two times to the recruiter and five times to the manager’s subordinates. The interlocutor’s surprise indicated poor communication in the company, but Domnall planned to…


We Will Call You

Fact-based job-seeking-opera for geeks

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“Congratulations. It’s awe-inspiring.”

The voice from the loudspeakers soothed Domnall’s ego, somewhat bruised by events of the last few months. The voice in the back of his head suggested, in turn, that the number of people who had heard exactly the same words probably counts in thousands.

“Thank you,” Domnall answered instinctively. Just in time, he remembered to smile, and he curled his lips ever so slightly.

“I have the last question,” said the lady on the screen.

Domnall found it hard to imagine anyone equally emotionally transparent to him. Neither pretty nor ugly, neither stupid nor smart, the woman…


We Will Call You

Fact-based job-seeking-opera for geeks

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“This solution may improve the effectiveness of your planned investments.” Domnall caught the businessman’s satisfied look, then turned his attention to the database specialist. “It will require the integration of three different systems, which, as I understand it, may pose a certain difficulty…”

“If there is a good reason to integrate them,” the woman shrugged, “we will integrate them.”

“When could we expect the first results?”, fretted the businessman. “Competition has recently started to steal our clients.”

Domnall closed his eyes and recalled the schematics he had received from the IT department. …


We Will Call You

Fact-based job-seeking-opera for geeks

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Vast open space, big as the Titanic’s dry dock, was buzzing with energy. A hundred people in headphones were frantically tapping on the keyboards. The other hundred were hanging on their phones, lively conversing in languages ​​so foreign that Domnall heard some of them for the first time in his life. Others either bustled between desks or seated in small groups on sofas or even stairs discussing innovative ideas. Those who needed to relax played darts or jumped on the trampoline, and those more ambitious made use of the treadmills.

Youth, vigor, freedom; like on a playground.

“It’s ju… …per…


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“… and this way, I was able to prove, using the data provided, that the project in question had no noticeable impact on sales.”

Domnall Coin watched the last slide of his presentation with a triumphant smile. This simple chart filled him with genuine pride. The clever normalization and calibration of data against the general market trend illustrated his conclusions so clearly that not only a mathematical illiterate but an illiterate in general would instantly get the message.

He had to admit that his respect for this company had significantly increased since he discovered that the task provided as a…

M&M Siwiak (phd, writer, data scientist) x2

Authors of #Pharmacon — a sociological thriller, and #WeWillCallYou — a satirical fact-based job-seeking-opera for geeks.

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