[python-uk] London Python Roles

Nicholas Tollervey ntoll at ntoll.org
Mon Dec 13 22:00:34 CET 2010

On 13 Dec 2010, at 20:27, John Pinner wrote:

> HI,
> On 13 December 2010 19:36, Tim Golden <mail at timgolden.me.uk> wrote:
>> On 13/12/2010 7:27 PM, John Pinner wrote:
>>> On 13 December 2010 16:31, Alec Battles<alec.battles at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>> Am I the only one who considers this a bit spammy?
>>> No ;-)
>>> On some other lists to which I subscribe, agencies are regarded as the
>>> lowest of the low and are banned.
>> I'm genuinely surprised by this reaction which comes up
>> even more forcefully on the main Python lists. It seems
>> like a reasonable use of a (technically and geographically)
>> focused mailing list. You might not like job agencies, but
>> there doesn't seem to be anything intrinsically wrong with
>> them.
>> Am I missing something? Is some kind of Linux-culture thing
>> which doesn't spill over...?
> You're probably missing the employer's view, from which perspective
> they provide a very low level of service, often bordering on the
> incompetent, and at a very high price.
> I don't think it's anything to do with Linux culture, except that they
> all seem incapable of recognising that the requirements of a Linux
> shop differ from an MS shop, and persist in proposing people with MSCE
> and Access 'database' experience...
> And there are Python and Linux job boards...


There's nothing wrong with having both a Microsoft MSC* qualification or Access 'database' experience. I have both. :-P

Perhaps you should change the agency you use..?



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