There will always be mainframes and AS/400′s and deveolper who will deveolp the systems. When I was looking for a job six years ago, there was very few mainframe positions available, but there numerous AS/400 positions available but the numbers were dwintering because a lot of the jobs were going overseas.
Now, I’m afraid if I get laid off again, (previously I have been laid off three times) the chances of getting a AS/400 job will be very remote.
If I were you, and I’m doing my own advice, is to stay at your current AS/400 positon and grow with the company you work for.
Does anyone else feel the same way?
I think going from one low job opportunity platform to another may not be helpful. If you can start phasing into an alternate platform / language that is in demand, that will afford you better chances. Of course there will have to be a day when there is a bit more AS400 demand because no one is getting into it or taking classes on it but that may not happen for some time.