[SATLUG] need help...everything is popping up Linux!
eli at then7.com
Sat Sep 1 16:22:41 CDT 2007
On Sat, September 1, 2007 5:21 am, Brian Lewis said:
> I think that someone sending a *nix job offering to a *nix mailing list is
> definately not spam. They're not profiting off of it. Though nobody may
> have requested it, I, for one, would love to land a great job as an
> administrator, and if this was a lead that I followed that gave me that
> great job, then kudo's to the sender.
> Lighten up guys :P
She (the headhunter) was here to make money. She fills a slot, she makes
a percentage of the salary, or fills a quota, or makes a commission. To be
successful at it, and compete against her fellow headhunters, she needs a
larger pool of "heads".
Surely you can tell the difference between a fellow SATLUG member posting
an FYI on a linux job lead, versus a professional headhunter pimping the
list with any-job-that'll-close-the-deal.
That said, a small list or small forum is not greatly impacted by
small/occassional abuses. But a large, active, popular list or forum will
be negatively impacted, as the abuses are more frequent and are larger.
If you saw my earlier message, you'll see that I explained to her in a
"light tone" with smiley faces and all, that her type of peddling is
usually frowned upon (even it didn't personally bother me) and that the
harsh responses are to be expected. But I'm pretty sure I wasn't telling
her something she didn't already know, and I'm certain her feelings were
not hurt. If she had been insulted, she has truly picked the wrong
I used to go door to door as a kid to sell schtuff. If I got my feelings
hurt every time someone was mean, I would have given up on the first
Anyway...I understand some people's need to be nice to the polite cheerful
sounding salesman who knocks on the door. I don't begrudge anyone
that...as I do it myself. ;-)
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