[kwlug-disc] Job offer: J2EE Software Development Manager

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Thu Mar 12 09:29:18 EDT 2009


On Thu, 12 Mar 2009, Richard Weait wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> This one came in to the KWLUG web site from a head hunter.  It
> appears to be right on target for some of our members.
>
> Best regards,
> Richard

  ... snip ...

  at the risk of being slightly contrarian, is it really appropriate
to allow the kwlug discussion mailing list to be used as a vehicle for
placement agencies to recruit people?  after all, if a placement is
made as a result, the recruiting agency gets their commission and
kwlug gets ... um, what?

  and, yes, i realize that one possible benefit is that a local linux
person now gets a job, but surely anyone looking for a job is capable
of scanning the online listings themselves.  perhaps taking an overly
harsh view of this, but what i see is a recruiting agency asking LUG
members to do their work for them, reaping the rewards, and giving
nothing back to the LUG.

rday
--

p.s.  i personally know the recruiter in question.  i've met her, and
she seems like a perfectly decent person.  but that doesn't stop me
from feeling more and more uncomfortable about recruiter(s) using the
LUG to do their work for them.


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