What concerns me is that someone is taking college to become a programmer. It is apparent that they aren't paying attention (as they said.) It would concern me if they got a job writing software that people depend on. People like that annoy me, I think that programming in C++ is quite entertaining and fun once you get down to it.
Yeah, these are the guys that write software like that program that messed up and gave people fatal doses of radiation, or the ESA rocket that blew up because they didn't put a range check around the horizontal component of the acceleration vector.