gabriel rosenkoetter on Tue, 30 Oct 2001 02:10:22 +0100

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Re: [PLUG] I just got laid off.

On Mon, Oct 29, 2001 at 07:37:10PM -0500, Michael Leone wrote:
> Linux helped, but these are mainly Windows support/network admin jobs.

Where were you looking? I've listed myself on several job sites as
interested strictly in doing Unix system administration or coding C
or C++ in a Unix environment and I've had to explain to no fewer
than ten (different) headhunters over the past year that I was
hoping for a three month contract spanning June to September, as
I was still a student. And yes, they really were offering Unix
system administration or coding positions, unless they were flat-out
lying to me.

(Here's a tip for any PLUG member who's in the same situation: only
bother doing this to get experience dealing with headhunters. They
will *never* send you out on an interview if you're a full time
student. They will, on the other hand, want names of your friends
in the graduating class. This is why we call them headhunters.)

       ~ g r @

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