nick at ccl4.org
Fri May 4 13:39:53 BST 2007
On Fri, May 04, 2007 at 02:29:45PM +0200, Richard Foley wrote:
> On Friday 04 May 2007 13:55, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> > 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
> That's good, because Perl (programmer skill set) is in demand. I guess if
> these desperate companies paid more, that might help, or is that too cynical.
> I mean I'm always told there's no demand for Perl these days, and yet here's
> a clear demand. Maybe it's a bubble.
It may well be a bubble. I think that that's partly why people are wary of
moving. Quite a few have got burned before.
> > 2: I know of 5 people who are sufficiently dissatisfied with their current
> It's easy to moan - people really vote with their feet.
Whilst that is true, it doesn't eliminate what I am saying - I know of people
who aren't so dissatisfied that they will take any pile of excrement
(with or without fries), but potentially could be lured into a new job.
Yet they aren't bothering to make contact with the companies recruiting.
And I *am* surprised that no-one from these companies appears to be confident
enough to de-anonymise there recruiting efforts. This is my point.
(Or at least, my question. "Why is it this way?")
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