Re: job-hunt weirdness

Subject: Re: job-hunt weirdness
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 12:02:29 -0700

The first commercial computer dating service debuted during my freshman
year at college. One of my friends decided to roll the dice and signed
up, and the service sent him a half-dozen "matches," one of which seemed
utterly perfect, something like 98-99 out of 100 points. They made
contact and arranged to meet. The next day my friend returned with a
disappointed look on his face, and when we asked how things had gone
with his "perfect computer match," his reply was, "we didn't like each
other."

Sometimes life is just like that.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
> Maybe they're indulging in the classic fantasy that they're going to
> find a programmer who can write and is willing to take a 40% cut in
> salary to work as a tech writer. Maybe they're rejecting qualified
> candidates for ridiculous reasons, such as a lack of experience with
> some obscure version-control system that a qualified applicant could
> get up to speed on in five minutes. There are lots of possibilities,
> but a dearth of qualified applicants is not, here and now, one of
> them.

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References:
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Erik Hare
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: jlshaeffer
RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant)
RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Dana Worley
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Robert Lauriston

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