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Subject:Re: Appalled, eh? From:"Barbara A. Tokay" <batokay -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 4 Feb 1999 08:43:59 -0500
Professionalism is a term that's bandied about... what's professional about
paying someone less than the going rate because he/she "didn't follow
procedures."? Is the goal hiring someone who can do the job or hiring someone
who will kiss your hind end?
A number of people on this list have given good & compelling reasons for not
supplying samples etc. And I personally never supply samples on the first
go-round. It eliminates prospective clients who are "trolling" for samples
and/or pay rate information.
If someone is seriously interested in my work/credentials, he/she will take the
time to speak with me, preferably in person. At an interview, I provide all the
necessary and appropriate information.
I would never hire a contractor whose hiring practices include harassment of
prospective employees--that's asking for disaster.
I find it scary that you think Andrew's approach is "professional."
Meek, DavidX L wrote:
> I guess I just don't get it, but I've always thought that being a
> professional means being able to fulfill reasonable job requirements to a
> high degree of quality. If a job applicant can't follow basic directions,
> what does that say for that person's ability to complete an assignment in a
> professional and timely manner?
> This isn't mean; it's professionalism. It's meeting standards. Hopefully,
> the individual sets personal standards that are higher than what the company
> Frankly, I'd be cautious about working for a company that *didn't* enforce
> professional standards for behaviour and quality.
> Mr. Plato has the right idea. Maybe it's a sign of the times that
> professionalism has become so lightly regarded. And that's not appalling;
> it's scary.
> (Any statements made above are mine, and mine alone.)
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