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

Peter Corlett abuse at
Fri Aug 11 12:34:07 BST 2006

On 11 Aug 2006, at 11:59, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 09:21:19AM +0100, Peter Corlett wrote:
>> I've dealt with him before the spam run, and he didn't seem very  
>> good.
> I'm not going to express opinions on a public forum archived in  
> perpetuity.
> Heck, I'm probably not even going to express them in e-mail, given  
> that
> e-mail can be forwarded.

Well, yes, but I don't think I've said anything rude or untruthful.  
I'm not saying you should avoid him but I also wouldn't go out of my  
way either.

I'm generally disappointed in recruiters being a bit overenthusiastic  
with mass-mailing to vaguely-targeted lists of questionable origin,  
but that is fairly typical of the industry, so it'd be unreasonable  
to hold it against any particular individual.

> [Regard all sent e-mail as potentially public. Experience has  
> taught me that
> this is the safest way.]

Yep, I learned this one the hard way.

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