[Haskell-cafe] Employment

George Pollard porges at porg.es
Fri Jan 23 03:38:15 EST 2009

On Fri, 2009-01-23 at 16:19 +1100, Toby Hutton wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 11:56 AM, Jonathan Cast
> <jonathanccast at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> >
> > Not really.  My company *advertises* for Haskell developers, and then
> > when they come in to interview, informs them that the code base is
> > actually written in Perl.  Works, too --- we have several Haskellers
> > working here.  If all you care about is the quality of the developers,
> > and not their productivity once you've got them, you don't actually
> > to let them use Haskell after the interview is over...
> I saw this trick recently for a job advertised locally to me, in
> Melbourne.  I was initially pretty excited that someone in this city
> was actually advertising for Haskell programmers, until I realised
> they needed to be good at Javascript and Perl so they could work on
> their web apps.  Argh, I didn't bother applying.

I think I saw the same advertisement; unfortunately it was on a joint
Australasian website so I was in the wrong country anyway :)

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