RE: Question of the Day

Subject: RE: Question of the Day
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 12:20:32 -0800

>Gene Kim-Eng wrote:
>>Jim Barrow wrote:
>>If I find the perfect job that's 50 miles away, and a recruiter deems
>>that too far, how would I tactfully do a little arm-twisting to get
>>him/her to send my resume to the client anyway?
>The big question here is why the recruiter thinks so. Is it just
>his/her personal view, or has the client specified that the person hired
>needs to be able to be on-call and able to get to the office within x
>minutes on occaision? I've never heard of this as a requirement for a
>writer, but the world is full of people with odd ideas.

It seems to me that the recruiter was making a judgment call and decided
that "x" miles was too far for me to drive on a daily basis. Sometime these
recruiters qualify their decision not to submit me with "The client needs
someone on-site every day".

What irks me is when I point out that I made similar commutes in the past
with no problems. I guess I just don't like to be what my best interest is.
If I say that a 50 mile trip to and from work is not a problem, then that
should be the end of it.


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