[sclug] Linux Apprentice Wanted !

pieter claassen pieter at claassen.co.uk
Mon Nov 6 08:31:34 UTC 2006

Op zondag 5 november 2006 23:16, schreef Jonathan H N Chin:

> Can a person who graduated long ago not be inexperienced and
> yet able to learn? Is a person who graduated long ago not able
> to communicate efficiently or to have an awareness of principles?
> Yours is a kind interpretation. However, since this "shorthand"
> is clearly open to misinterpretation and considering that
> uncontroversial alternative formulations exist, I see no reason
> to condone its use.
> -jonathan

Hi Jonathan,

I see your point but contrary to popular opinion, employers have no moral duty 
to not shoot themselves in the foot (sorry Alan). You are right that they 
might be missing out on an older (not recently graduated) person with great 
skills (remember the days pre-linux?) who might not be in it for the money 
(maybe interested in migrating?) by coding their ad in the way they did, but 
they have the right to do it.

Without ranting too much about the results of trying to legistlate everything 
from the gender pay gap to the mexicans walking accross the border, the 
result of transfering the responsibility to job creators to be excessively 
compliant to the law/moral code, usurps the accountability of the individual 
to not make stupid decisions. Do we want to live in a socialist or free 
market system?

The EU seems to be going full speed towards the "moral intervention on behalf 
of our dim witted citizens who will pay for this in excessive taxes" bloated 
bureaucratic approach which is maybe another reason why the UK should stay 
out of it ;-)

My two cents.


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