amazon quits sluff because the peeps canna talk propa

John Costello cos at
Mon Mar 6 20:13:38 GMT 2006

On Mon, 6 Mar 2006, Gareth Kirwan wrote:
> >> "Amazon has decided to relocate its customer service centre 
> >to Cork in a 
> >> bid to take advantage of stronger language skills in Ireland."
> >> "A dearth of French and German speakers is behind the shift to Cork."
> >
> >I can't help but think that Amazon had trouble recruiting because they
> >were in Slough and no-one wanted to go there, not because there aren't
> >enough French and German speakers here.
> I seem to recall that amazon were hungry for experienced mason/perl people,
> since their main website is mason.
> Is that still the case?

It is according to MasonHQ.  Amazon hired one of the creators, Jonathan 
Swartz, three years ago and I believe he still is there. 
> G

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