Dirk Koopman djk at
Fri May 4 13:43:35 BST 2007

Nicholas Clark wrote:

> 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?

I could never be accused of lurking however, I believe that there is a 
very simple explanation:-

Not enough money is being offered.

It is really as simple as that, although many people will add other 
reasons. When it comes down to it: who is going to expose themselves to 
the stress of getting another job, with all its uncertainties, unless 
there is sufficient incentive?

The pimps are having kittens because they believe that perl is some low 
skill, low pay job for morons whom are happy to do boring, repetitive 
web jobs, with the result that these "consultants" are recommending pay 
way below what your average .pm-er thinks is reasonable. The employers 
expectations are managed by them accordingly. This is now coming home to 
roost (and about time too).

However, the flip side of this is that they will move away from perl 
(too expensive, no workers) and go and find some other language which is 
more popular which has lots of cheap, young and enthusiastic workers.

As we have heard only this week...


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