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Comment: Re:Because? (Score 1) 587

by pierreact (#30419032) Attached to: GNOME Developer Suggests Split From GNU Project
Actually (and this is my point of view), Extremism always make smart people take off. Stallmann is an extremist and I lost "faith" in this guy since the freebsd episode where he just got into a totally IDIOTIC and ridiculous thinking. If gnome splits off GNU, depending on the license then adopted (which I think will be good anyways, because they are smart) I certainly will feel better. Leaving GNU doesn't make you an MS bitch, it just make you out of a "I got a bigger one" war. Sorry Stallman, After FreeBSD's episode, I'll never consider you as smart anymore, you proven the contrary.

+ - Paying a recruitment agency to find a job?

Submitted by pierreact
pierreact (983133) writes "Hello,
I'm french and I'm looking for a job in uk.
Many position advertisements lead to some recruitment agency.
Unfortunately, after a month and half looking for a job in the uk market, it feels like it's pretty difficult to have them present you for a position, even if you fullfill the position. Sounds like they sometimes just don't look at your resume (I worked a lot on this resume and had it finely grained and checked out by my sister who got an HR MBA...)
Moreover, it sounds like if they present you for an opportunity and you fail at a phone interview for some reason, they won't present you anymore.
Now the fact is, like many people, I NEED a job and I really want to relocate in UK, France got all fucked up, too much taxes, people now very agressive...
I'd even give some money to be presented for jobs I know I match for.
My question is, since I'm certainly not the only one having this feeling, is it a common thing done? Do some people pay recruitment agencies to get "preference" or just to be presented on more opportunities giving the guarantee they'll give back a payment after, say 2 months or 3 months in their new job?
I'd hate to heart "yes" but I don't beleive in santa claus since so many years that it just wouldn't surprise me :P

Thanks."

Comment: Re:PERL went the way of the dodo... (Score 1) 160

by pierreact (#30345748) Attached to: The Perl 6 Advent Calendar
"morons are now hacking away in Ruby and Python"... Oh man. Ruby is great for this kind of stuff, so is, as I heard (ruby user here) python. I used to use perl for those tasks but I found it too messy when writting large programs and ridiculous when it comes to OOP (colors and tastes...). ruby fits my needs, the code is clear and short, it's very maintainable... All I need it here :) I'm happy with it and oh... I used it to automate a 30 nodes cluster all the way. Moron, maybe but the shit works very well in the long run. ;) have a sweet day.

Comment: Oh my... (Score 1) 736

by pierreact (#30265194) Attached to: Do You Hate Being Called an "IT Guy?"
You have to figure out most people out there just have no idea what C++ is compared to installing an anti-virus, we live on a different planet, deal with it. How you'd call an inhabitant of mars? martian? wether it's a worm of some evoluated lifeform won't you? for them it's the same. Plus... you're in IT... didn't you study for that? /me points to a therapist

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