the "no good Perl jobs"/"no good Perl programmers" myth

Dirk Koopman djk at
Sun Aug 6 15:11:17 BST 2006

On Sun, 2006-08-06 at 14:57 +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 06, 2006 at 02:24:02PM +0100, Dirk Koopman wrote:
> > And then there are the hours...
> > 
> > At some point, I suspect, someone will sue one of the banks for breaking
> > the EU working time directives - something rather more obviously
> > demonstrable than the "bullying" and "harassment" alleged by that lady
> > that won £800,000 damages the other day.
> I doubt this is possible if the staff have opted out of the directive.
> And while you can opt back in to it, that might have the side effect that
> you don't perform as well as your colleagues who did not, so might hamper
> your prospects.

I think my point was that volunteering to opt out is a very carefully
engineered illusion - which you so neatly illustrate :-) 

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