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Subject:Re: Recruiters, capitalism, etc. From:Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com> To:Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com> Date:Sun, 05 Dec 1999 19:31:20 -0600
Thank you, Andrew, for pointing out the potential liability in the situation. William Lewis and
others who ask that question need to know: I'm protecting NOT the company, but myself. I am not the
only person to have made the same observation about this particular company - that's why they're
But, to be fair, I did work for them once and was treated well (got paid on time, no problems, very
smooth relationship). They aren't a bad shop....they just want to use you for marketing leads. Most
are not my information to give out.
Andrew Plato wrote in part:
> Jo Francis Byrd wrote "There is a contracting firm here in Dallas notorious among contractors..."
> Jo, if the firm is so notorious, why don't you help us out and tell us who it is? Who and what
> are you protecting and why?
> Because this person could be sued for doing so. Slandering a company in public is grounds to
> sue. There is NO way to prove or disprove the person's claim that this company is "notorious".
> For all we Know, this person was 1 of 9 million who had a bad experience. The other 8,999.999
> people all love this
> company. A single TECHWR-L poster is not objective and therefore cannot render an objective
> statement of fact. It could be argued in a court of law that the poster used the Internet to
> disseminate false information about a company thus hurting their business. It is not fair for one
> disgruntled person to destroy a company because they have a problem with it. We have courts and
> laws regarding these issues.