Nicholas Clark nick at
Fri May 4 12:55:07 BST 2007

Yes, I'm mailing this to the main list, quite deliberately.

Something is bonkers here:

1: There are (at least) 12 companies in and around London trying to recruit
   developers with strong Perl skills

2: I know of 5 people who are sufficiently dissatisfied with their current job

3: The recruitment agents are having kittens* because they can't find
   anyone to interview for these jobs

4: Last night there were around 25 people at the social meeting;
   There are hundreds of subscribers to this list, and at least 100 are in

There must be some intersection between those companies seeking to recruit,
and some people on this list. Yet no-one at any of these companies says:

  "Yes, I know no job is perfect, and this one does have its warts. But on
   average it's fun, and you should at least interview here"

Why not? Is everyone at these dozen firms all sufficiently dissatisfied that
they too want to move on?

If not, lets have some de-lurking. Because without it nothing is going to

Nicholas Clark

* Because currently having kittens is easier.

** Because I know that those 5 don't move because whilst they aren't that
   happy with where they are, they know that there is worse, often through
   personal experience of it, and so they stick with the devil they know.
   Recruitment agents are slaves of mammon. They have no reason to be truthful
   in any recommendation.

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