Part-time Perl Developer Position based Reading, UK

Richard Foley richard.foley at
Fri May 27 07:42:01 BST 2011

The deal when I started the job in question was that the work would be 60/40 
split onsite/offsite, which was fine until the deal was unilaterally 
"renogotiated" from the top.  Any employer/owner/master has "the right" to 
expect whatever they like on the basis that "might is right", and money equals 
power, however this does not make it reasonable to arrange a deal on one basis 
and change it unexpectedly and for no good reason in mid-flight.  Perhaps 
doing so follows the "natural law" of the dog eat dog world in which we live 
but it still doesn't make it "right".  Accusing me of  "you only socialize 
with other perl mongers" is a fairly hefty charge when you don't know me, or 
my environment, whether it be tiny or not, and clearly nothing of my 
relationship (if any) with the perl social calender.  Perhaps you should take 
a turn looking in the mirror before bandying about spurious allegations about 
who should have the greater power of control over the quality of other 
people's 'work'-ing lives and commenting on circumstances you clearly know 
diddly-squat about.


Richard Foley
Ciao - shorter than AufWiederSehen!

>  I left a recent> job because it was  upon  I attend at least one 30 minute
> stand up
> > meeting every day of the week, plus other meetings.  There's more, but I
> won't
> > bore you.
> I think an employer has every right to expect you to turn up at meetings
> and participate in the company that pays you. By the same token I guess
> you are entitled to think that's not for you and move on but I wouldn't
> consider the employer the more reasonable of the two.
> As for engaging in banter that isn't necessarily in your orbit (if you
> orbit the coffee machine), would that mean you only socialize with other
> perl mongers? Your world would become tiny if you 'work' from home and
> only engage with folk that have similar interests and match your
> abilities. You'd probably spend a lot of time in front of the mirror.

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