Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
 Full
 Abbreviated
 Hidden
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.
  • I am an employer, and if I received a letter like the one Scott sent with "Hey, I haven't heard from you. What's up with that?" and "It blows my mind I can spend an hour a day writing coverletters (snip)" then I would definitely react along the same lines. Who the hell does this guy think he is, demanding things? An hour a day of his time is so damn precious? I try to reply to every candidate or resume I receive (even when I haven't posted a job offer), I think it's just being polite--but politeness and res
    • Who the hell do you think you are? :)

      An hour a day is a lot of time. If I had another hour in the day, I'd be happy.

      I think you, and the original employer, miss the point because you are taking things to literally and automatically going into "pissing contest" mode. Like I said in my post, I see that as a symptom of the power relationship. In short, get over yourself. :)

      Scott's query was tongue-in-cheek, and could have been worded a bit better, but why not send it anyway? What's the worst that can happen? He doesn't get the job that he probably isn't being considered for anyway? Given the chance that the employer did reply and Scott missed the email, or that the employer somehow missed his resume, he might get another chance.

      But, as I said, this is the sort of thing employers want their employees to do: follow-up on projects and bug people to get things done. They just don't want to be the person to be bugged.
      • But, as I said, this is the sort of thing employers want their employees to do: follow-up on projects and bug people to get things done. They just don't want to be the person to be bugged.

        Tosh :-)

        If I got a message like that the CV would immediately hit the bin. Not because I don't like being nagged (because I do :-). Not because I have huge control issues and hate people who show any kind of free will (I love it - it's a prequisite for the agile development methods I find most effective.)

        It wou