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All the times that I've browsed through the products at CafePress, I've never once really noticed that they were using ASP. It's funny because it's right there in the URL. Although "We use IIS / SQL Server / ASP.NET with VB.Net." sticks out a little more than the aspx in the URL does.
Anyway, I read the entire thing. "Development in VB.Net is not a requirement, but the ability to learn it in less than a week is." Yes, I have the ability, it's the desire to do so that I lack.
I found it very ironic that in the expectations they list "You understand Object Oriented programming and can identify good code from bad." So ironic in fact that I sent them an email:
I meet all of the expectations listed for a Senior Software Engineer. As a matter of fact, the expectation that I feel best qualifies me is: "You understand Object Oriented programming and can identify good code from bad." I truly excel at recognizing bad code.
I am so glad you listed the platform you use and more importantly, the language that your company codes with, namely VB.Net. Why does it matter? Because anything written in VB.Net is bad code, therefore I refuse to apply.
To which I receive an automated reply:
Thank you for your interest in employment with CafePress.com. In the next week, we will be reviewing your qualifications and experience. If a position is available that appears to be a fit, we will contact you within 2 weeks. If you have not heard from us by the end of that period, please be assured that your records will be retained. Should a position open that matches your qualifications we will contact you.
It says that they will retain my records. Do they really keep any and all emails sent to that address? Seems unlikely with the rise of the worms...
And by sending the message, what does this say about me?