|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
Job offer too good to be trueby jepri (Parson)
|on May 25, 2004 at 13:30 UTC||Need Help??|
jepri has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Well, I'm seeking wisdom and it's perl related. I guess this goes in SOPW.
Recently someone posted on the CLUG mailing list about a fantastic chance for perl programmers to live and work in Japan. But he wasn't giving out the details unless he was mailed personally - a bit suspicious already.
Feeling bored, I did so, and got sent a mail that was a few pages of headers (warning sign there), and a link to http://projectjapan.saturnmedia.net/index.html
Have a quick look at the site, and see if anything rings a few warning bells, like:
They have different closing dates on different pages.
They need exactly 30 perl programmers. 30? That's an immense team of programmers. If it was five programmers, a few designers, some technical writers and some guys to make the coffee, I'd believe. Besides, that's nearly two million bucks worth at the rates they're offering.
They encourage anyone with any level of experience to apply, but they can't find 30 Japanese perl programmers of varying experience.
I was only in the contracting scene for a short while, but I saw some pretty dodgy behaviour on the part of recruiters. Could someone with more experience please speculate on this offer?
And even better, if anyone has experience with this company, please post your experiences.
I have to admit, it sounds awfully appealing.