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  • The thing you didn't mention is at the bottom of your Students [] page:

    The Perl Hunter is your exclusive employment agent for hiring sponsors for six months after these classes are over

    Basically, in exchange for providing a week of training, you're going to take the substantial recruiter fees for placing any of these thirty students over the next six months. It's not that I disagree with that, but you could tell the truth up front rather than hiding it behind "supporting that Perl community and Damian Conway".

  • Uri can certainly defend himself, but I thought I ought to comment on the parts of brian's message that relate to me too:

    Also, I wouldn't value a week of Damian's classes at $3000. I know what his prices, and it's not $90,000 per week. You're fibbing a bit there to make the students think they are getting more than they are.

    My corporate prices certainly aren't $90k a week (though I'm always open to offers! ;-)

    But Uri's statement is nevertheless still pretty accurate. Although these classes are a new

    • Hi Damian!

      If there really is an ethical issue here, I'd genuinely like to understand it. Because I'm certainly don't want to exploit anyone...I just want to help provide an opportunity for everyone (myself included) to benefit.

      My only problem is that in this announcement, Uri doesn't mention the fact that by participating as a student, you are agreeing to a six-month obligation. That should be stated up front IMO. It is not a problem with you or the "College," just this announcement of it. The important thing is that everyone who participates knows what they are getting into, and I imagine this obligation would be made clear before they agree to participate, of course, but still, I think such things should be stated

      • Thanks, Pudge. I do see your (and Brian's) point in that regard, and I appreciate you both taking the time to help me understand it.

        On the other hand, I certainly don't think we should infer any malice on Uri's part. None of the other eight conditions/requirements for being a student are mentioned either, though all nine are plainly stated on the student information page [], to which the announcement directly links.

        You're also correct in assuming that they can't possibly enrol without having the condition

        • I certainly don't think we should infer any malice on Uri's part
          I meant to imply none. Good luck with the "College."