[TriLUG] Not Linux: Anyone else feeling the pain?
slitt at troubleshooters.com
Fri Nov 21 09:22:21 EST 2008
My personal belief is that jobs, especially relevent tech jobs, are so
important that they should appear on the main list. I think one of a LUG's
main benefits, indeed maybe even a responsibility, is to help its members get
and stay employed. An employed membership is a happy membership.
Speaking for myself, I get a real kick out of the job offerings on TriLUG,
even though I live in Orlando Florida. They help me see what a hot
marketplace is like, and they give an early report of what job skills will be
Look at it this way -- if a job offer's good, some member just might make some
money. If a job offer's bad, we'll have some fun mocking it.
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On Friday 21 November 2008 07:45:00 am Jeff Ellis wrote:
> Why not create a new list for job postings? This is what the Java User
> Group does and it seems to work well. As times get tough, it seems a
> shame not to share job postings of any sort.
> CristÃŗbal Palmer wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 12:16 PM, Tanner Lovelace <clubjuggler at gmail.com>
> >> Ok, I'll ask. Why don't you pass along job ads? The SC used to do
> >> this. Or, are there too many job ads now that you think the list would
> >> become overwhelmed? Seems like this is a "policy" that might need to be
> >> revisited?
> > Two main reasons:
> > 1) the SC was getting used as a dumping ground by some recruiters (eg.
> > jobs not remotely involving Linux, jobs not remotely involving NC).
> > 2) We responded to _all_ people asking to pass along job offers both
> > pointing them at the list if they wanted to join it and encouraging
> > them to attend a meeting and stand up with the announcement at the
> > beginning.
> > It's not that we don't like the idea of job postings. We just wanted
> > to make sure the list and steering committee weren't getting
> > abused.... and hopefully in the process encourage better job
> > postings/announcements.
> > Cheers,
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