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

Dirk Koopman djk at
Mon Aug 7 13:06:10 BST 2006

On Sun, 2006-08-06 at 20:53 +0100, Raphael Mankin wrote:
> Other clauses to watch for:
> 1. They can sack you, but you can't sack  them.
> 2. No specified place of work, therefore you will go wherever they say
> and get no travel expenses.
> 3. One contract I was offered did not even say that I would be paid.

On one contract I was offered (several months after having started
working for them BTW) was a clause which said that if *they* did not pay
me, *they* could charge *me* interest at so many percent of the

Obviously they had copied and pasted it from a completely different type
of contract - but I queried it and neither it nor a substitute ever saw
the light of day again - even after 3 years (when I stopped working for

It was a good contract otherwise.


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