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

Oksana Goertzen ogoertzen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 09:37:00 EDT 2009

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 9:29 AM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca>wrote:

> 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.
> ========================================================================
> Robert P. J. Day
> Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry:
>    Have classroom, will lecture.
> http://crashcourse.ca                          Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
> ========================================================================

Maybe we need a separate mailing list under the KWLUG's umbrella for job
postings related to Linux.

Personally, the odd email doesn't bother me, especially if it means a local
person lands a good job in the field.

- Oksana
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