Re: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans' Need NotApply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER

Subject: Re: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans' Need NotApply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 09:59:47 -0800

I didn't have the same impression of "discrimination by national origin" that
the commenters in the article expressed. The client's stated requirement for a
candidate who would be respectful of the culture of the intended audience was a
fairly clear decription of what would be required for a candidate to not be
perceived by their prospective customers as an "arrogant American." Since the
client is an American company, it is unlikely that they are attempting to
exclude American candidates, and more likely an indication that they have had
bad experiences in the past with employees who represented the company badly
when dealing with people outside their own country.

I wouldn't hire a candidate who I believed my customers would perceive as
arrogant, regardless of his or her nationality.

Gene Kim-Eng




----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Leer" <jleer -at- leertech -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>; <stcitcsig-l -at- lists -dot- stc -dot- org>;
"Stccicsig" <stccicsig-l -at- mailman -dot- stc -dot- org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 9:27 AM
Subject: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans' Need NotApply"
AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER


> Get a load at the fallout from this ad for a technical writer!!!!! Article
> was posted on FoxNews today.
> http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,586342,00.html
>
> Funny how picking your words makes a difference!

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