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Re^3: I'm all for the type of job posting Skip Huffman made

by sauoq (Abbot)
on Nov 02, 2005 at 17:11 UTC ( #505015=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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In particular, why is this more relevant to a Perl programming site than, say, any of the dozen or so database-related questions I've seen considered with "deleteónot Perl" as the reason?

I'm sure you asked this question seriously, so I'm wondering what fault you will find in the obvious answer: because the offer was for a Perl programming position. If it had been for a database administrator or an IT manager or a Java programmer, it would have been considered, downvoted, and reaped and if it got any responses at all they would have been rebukes. But, to Perl programmers, information about Perl programming jobs might have value.

† Emphasis added.

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Re^4: I'm all for the type of job posting Skip Huffman made
by ChemBoy (Priest) on Nov 02, 2005 at 23:23 UTC

    I find fault in the presumption that more of us are unemployed than using Oracle. ;-)

    More seriously, and leaving aside the transient/permanent issue (though I do think it's an important one), I personally find the connection between "solving technical problems encountered while using Perl" and "solving technical problems encountered while using MySQL" to be stronger than the connection between the former and "seeking employment based on my existing Perl knowledge." Obviously, both are stronger than the connection to "seeking employment as a database administrator," but that particular question is not on the table.

    This is somewhat tangential to the point I was trying to make, however, since the antecedent of "this" was not SkipHuffman's post (which I cheerfully ignored until it became a subject of controversy), but rather "nurturing small businesses", which I positted in response to dragonchild's apparent assertion that Perlmonks had an affirmative obligation to encourage entrepreneurship. With which assertion I (as you might guess) disagree.



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      which I positted in response to dragonchild's apparent assertion that Perlmonks had an affirmative obligation to encourage entrepreneurship. With which assertion I (as you might guess) disagree.

      Okay, well, I agree with you there. I don't think that Perlmonks has any obligation to encourage entrepreneurship.

      I really am thinking a jobs section would be a good idea though. And I'm finding more and more fault with all the arguments against. The transient/permanent issue, for example. All we'd have to do is leave job postings out of search results. (Unless someone is searching specifically for them via Super Search in which case they'd get ordered by newest-first by default.) Most nodes on here are probably never revisited anyway, so the real value of their permanence isn't much... but we keep them anyway. So, I don't see a big deal about keeping more nodes around even if they do have near zero long term value.

      -sauoq
      "My two cents aren't worth a dime.";
      

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