On Aug 25, 2006, at 4:01 PM, darren kirby wrote:

> quoth the James Britt:
>> John W. Long wrote:
>>>
>>> As I asked before, please have this discussion over on vit-discuss:
>>>
>>> http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/vit-discuss
>>
>> At dinner recently with a gang of Rubyists, someone mentioned that
>> they've used this as an employment screen.  Their company would  
>> post an
>> announcement of a job opening on a mailing list, and clearly ask that
>> people NOT post resumes back to the list, but instead contact the
>> company directly.
>>
>> Those who could not follow this basic request were deemed  
>> unsuitable for
>> employment.
>
> It is human-nature to post responses here. Place a semi-valuable  
> object in
> some public space with a note in big letters that says "DON'T touch  
> this" and
> see how long it takes to disappear.
>
> A job announcement is a service to us, soliciting feedback is a  
> service to
> them (ie: site designers).

Heh. I don't think companies post (and often pay for) job ads as a  
public service.


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