[consulting] Acceptable Job Postings

Laura pinglaura at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 23:29:19 UTC 2009

If this becomes a jobs dumping ground, I and likely many others will  
unsubscribe. Groups.drupal.org has plenty of job postings. And then  
there are other places, such as people's own company websites, Craig's  
list, DrupalCons and other events, and of course the grinder o-lancer- 
desk sites. And good ol' search. For example, we are usually in hiring  
mode, and I'm pretty sure it would get tiresome for you all if we kept  
spamming this list with postings. And we're not exactly unique in that  
aspect. This could easily become a list with dozens of posts a day.


On Aug 27, 2009, at Thu 8/27/09 5:12pm, Ryan Cross 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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