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No, that does happen fairly often. Sometimes it won't be the exact same posting. Every now and then they will put up job postings from different divisions that they have no intention of ever actually filling. There is a company here in Austin that is notorious for posting bogus "openings" in an attempt to make it look like they're expanding, when in fact they are still cutting head count and offshoring every job they can.
--- On Thu, 7/23/09, Lev Abramov <lev -dot- abramov -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> From: Lev Abramov <lev -dot- abramov -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Subject: Re: job-hunt weirdness
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Date: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 2:57 AM
> There might be another reason for
> re-posting these job ads. Last night I
> spoke to an old friend of mine who is a seasoned project
> manager and an old
> fox - planning to retire in a few months - and told him
> about this
> discussion. His gut reaction was interesting: "They are
> just trying to show
> they are still in business, while in reality they aren't so
> much," he said.
> In other words, posting recurrent job ads (with no apparent
> intention to
> hire) is one of the ways of making a "business as usual"
> I wonder if some of you can look back and say "ah, this had
> probably been
> the case with that job ad: the company went down soon
> afterwards" in
> Or is this assumption barking entirely up the wrong tree?
> Best to y'all -
> Lev Abramov
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