[consulting] Acceptable Job Postings

Ryan Cross drupal at ryancross.com
Thu Aug 27 23:29:45 UTC 2009

Hey Cameron,

Is there a reason you don't get enough job postings on your relevant
http://groups.drupal.org or even http://groups.drupal.org/jobs ?

Also there is the market place in the forums -
http://drupal.org/paid-services There is also the potentially less
relevant forum (but still commercial services oriented)

I just find there are somewhat opposing needs from discussing business
topics with other people and having to put on your "professional face"
in front of clients.


On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 7:18 PM, Cameron Eagans<cweagans at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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]
> list?
> 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
> http://www.blackstormsstudios.com
> 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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