[consulting] Acceptable Job Postings

Cameron Eagans cweagans at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 23:18:29 UTC 2009

While I agree with you, the reason that I joined this list in the first
place was because I thought that there would be frequent job postings. As a
college student running a Drupal shop, I need all the help I can get finding
new work.

That said, I agree with you.

Would it be too much of a hassle to split job postings off into a [Jobs]

If/when that happens, I would join that list, but until then, I think the
consultants list is the best place for job postings at the moment.
Cameron Eagans
Owner, Black Storms Studios, LLC

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 5:12 PM, Ryan Cross <drupal at ryancross.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> This is not directed at anyone in particular (i.e. Sam) but I'm
> curious how other people feel about job postings on this mailing list.
> I personally would expect this list to be used for discussions between
> consultants/shops and mostly around issues facing us that do not
> necessarily get addressed by other outlets (i.e. not technical or
> development questions, theming functions, etc). I would generally
> expect discussions around business topics such as Sam's recent
> discussion about a skills inventory used in hiring people.
> It seems very obvious when people not familiar with this list (usually
> newbies) end up posting job offers or projects to this list without
> this concept. While I am sure people on this list might be interested
> in more work (obviously they are in the business for it), I personally
> do not like seeing them here. I guess I would like to imagine that
> this can be a bit of a sanctuary for discussion about clients/business
> without feeling like we have to always be worried about looking bad in
> front of potential clients. (you probably don't want clients knowing
> you're unsure of how to estimate a job or that your contracts might
> have holes in it, etc). I am quite conscious of this being a public
> forum and have no delusions people can find out this stuff, but I
> don't want potential clients to have more of a reason to come here and
> I would support any actions that would discourage this like job posts
> to this list. The converse of this would be if people started posting
> to this list advertising their skills/services, which I think would
> also be inappropriate.
> How does everyone else feel?
> There may be some grey areas, such as consultants looking for
> specialists in other areas. Like a themer looking for a developer, or
> a developer looking for a hoster. So, if you do want to support job
> posts, what is acceptable?
> This may also lead into a more detailed discussion of general
> guidelines for this list I guess, but I think this is a specific issue
> that should have a clear answer.
> Thanks,
> Ryan
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