Perl Skills Test

David Cantrell david at
Thu Sep 29 13:56:14 BST 2011

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 10:13:28AM +0100, Ian Knopke wrote:

> For purposes of comparison, do these other firms pay better for perl
> programmers than the BBC? I was under the impression they all paid
> about the same.

The others pay a little bit better - not enough better to be an over-riding
factor in many cases, but a little bit better.

The BBC, on the other hand, because it is so much bigger, offers more
opportunities for moving around internally, working on different
stuff, and cross-training with other technologies. Auntie also engenders
a warm fluffy feeling, like having your trousers full of kittens, and is
*great* CV fodder because the product is so much more visible.

David Cantrell | Bourgeois reactionary pig

It wouldn't hurt to think like a serial killer every so often.
Purely for purposes of prevention, of course.

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