Alternative sources of Perl programmers

Peter Corlett abuse at
Tue May 14 15:59:04 BST 2013

On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 04:09:23PM +0200, Joel Bernstein wrote:
> Jobsite have been very definite for over a year that the job is not WFH. They
> are still plaintively asking for someone to come and work in their offices
> somewhere[0] just East of Portsmouth. Presumably they're soon either going to
> crack and hire a telecommuter, outsource the damn work entirely, or rewrite
> in Java.

I've had several recruiters approach me with this role over the last few
months. Each time, I've had to patiently explain to them that it's the arse end
of nowhere and if they want me to do the role, it's either telecommute[1] or
they pay my "travelling to the arse end of nowhere" rate[2], neither of which
were acceptable to them. The most recent recruiter mentioned that Jobsite are
finally considering relaxing the on-site requirement in the face of everybody
saying "Havant? You must be joking!" and he'd get back to me, but of course he
never did.

> [0]: technically more like "nowhere" (particularly the arse end)

It's Havant, as in "We Havant much chance of finding anybody prepared to
commute here for what we're offering".

[1] For which I'll even offer a discount over my on-site in London price!

[2] Which was nearly double my discount WFH rate. Which seems fair, since the
    5-6 hour round-trip commute is practically a second job in itself.

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