I'm free!

Nicholas Clark nick at ccl4.org
Tue Apr 15 13:46:43 BST 2008

On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 03:32:37PM +0200, Richard Foley wrote:
> On Tuesday 15 April 2008 13:43:38 Nicholas Clark wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 11:18:42AM +0100, Andy Armstrong wrote:
> > 
> > > I've just left $day_job. Anyone got any interesting jobs for a battle  
> > > scarred Perl bod? I think I'm going to go contracting again probably.
> > 
> > For which value of London?
> >
> Snobs!

Well, I know that London.pm is a broad church (after all, we tolerate people
who want meetings on both the 1st and the 8th of the month - how many other
groups can say that truthfully) but it seems that some people can get a bit
upset with too much mention of jobs, even *in* London (and notionally
involving the P-word).

Hence the creation of the jobs list and the change in instructions about
how to advertise jobs on the list


which implies that london.pm is somewhat "on topic" when it comes to jobs,
with the expectation that it's about jobs that are both Perl and London.

(and not in the recruitment consultant* advert sense of "London" - ie
"relocate from London", which triggers a keyword search on London)

Oh how I love pimp scum. Dear Google, once you've unfutzed your redirection
( http://use.perl.org/~nicholas/journal/36154 ), please could you create
jobs.google.com, and apply your "similar pages" logic to de-dupe all the
repeat job postings.

Nicholas Clark

*  I'm sure this is "consultant" in the same way that a nutrition consultant
   asks "would you like fries with that?"** before pressing the appropriate
   pictogram buttons on the till - similar skills, training and ethics.

** Do fries cooked in vegetable oil count as 2 of your daily portions?
   Perhaps I should ask :-)

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