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  • Good, cheap, and onsite.

    Perhaps your employer might relax the last requirement.

    And wrt to s/w developers (regardless which language), cheap is often incompatible with Good.

    • Oh, we're only aiming for 2 of 3. The salary here is quite competitive. We don't put a specific number on the posting (just the ambiguous "DOE"), but we're quite happy to actively poach someone if they're what we are looking for.

      I won't argue that insistence on having employees on-site is becoming more and more anacronistic, but that is the current policy. I would personally like to be able to telecommute more than I currently do. But the flip side of this is that I've been in companies where telecommuting



  • This reminds me of my exam-taking advice when teaching physics: answer the question. Inevitably some question would boil down to "What is the final temperature of the system?" and students would answer some other question, or forget the units, or some such.

    One other thing that comes to mind is that your company may just have a bad reputation in the marketplace. I find it unlikely that there are no Perl programmers in your area (unless you live in East Chillblain, North Dakota) willing to shoot you a res

  • You also might try rewording the posting. If you were looking for a job, would you be interested in that one? For what it's worth, yours didn't do it for me. In fact, if the posting was more like your blog post it would've been a lot better, in my opinion. The blog was coming from another Perl programmer, while the job post was like a quick resume (and when I saw "web guru" and "change the way the world consumes, monetizes, and syndicates" I got a bit nauseous).