RE: Employment question

Subject: RE: Employment question
From: m w <iowa_tech_writer -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 10:23:26 -0400

I don't know if I'm bothered so much by the political differences, as I am by the attitude of "Are you good enough to be a part of our snobby clique?".

The tech industry is notorious for being filled with socially inept people. Trying to dismiss a highly-qualified candidate because he isn't "cool enough" to be a part of a self-important group is troubling, and it only upholds the stereotype of tech people being eccentric and difficult to work with.

If the candidate has strong tech skills, and has good communication skills for working with SMEs and other writers, then that person should be given a chance.
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