Re: Hiring Publications Managers

Subject: Re: Hiring Publications Managers
From: Michael Oboryshko <obie1121 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 12:38:20 -0800 (PST)

Kelley wrote:
> the CEO will react a candidate's
> contracting history

> I know that he wants stability...
> commitment to a job well done
> and sticking around to see it through.

Just wondering...Where on earth do some employers get the idea
that FT people have more "commitment?" In the US, employees
enjoy the at-will employment doctrine which says you can quit
any time you want, or get fired any time *they* want. Where's
the commitment in that?

If your CEO wants X months commitment from me, why not write me
a contract laying out exactly what he wants, rather than take
the risk that employees will exercise their at-will rights and

Mike O.

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