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

Adrian Howard adrianh at
Thu Aug 10 12:05:06 BST 2006

On 10 Aug 2006, at 11:09, Jonathan Peterson wrote:

>> Some agencies also work with organisations on an exclusive basis for
>> the first N weeks of a vacancy. They offer a steep discount to the
>> company if they use them first.
> Steep discount? You'll be lucky. Usually, if you give them limited
> exclusivity they make vague noises about giving you priority over  
> other
> clients or something.

The times I've been involved with this it has been a steep discount.  
A straight 23-30% off. Contract and paperwork to back it up.

Admittedly they were still shite ;-)


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