l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2003 Feb 28 13:01

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox] vox-jobs list?
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox] vox-jobs list?

No, job seeking is NOT a zero-sum game necessarily.  By nature of one 
person getting a job somewhere, they can by proxy bring others in as well 
(they become a gateway effectively of an HR NAT setup ;)

I made a shitload of VA money getting referral fees for finding clued 
people in the door and hired (and most companies have such policies).

The immediacy these days for seeking employment (not to mention the fact 
that due toi the demographics of LUGOD, most here are not capable of the 
capital of starting a venture) means that regeardless of competiotion, its 
beeter to network with those you know than not.

There is an ex-VA list and several people have acquired new jobs via old 
linkages (as well as competed for jobs amongst each other).


On Fri, 28 Feb 2003, Rod Roark wrote:

> Well dangit, now I can't stop thinking about this.
> The problem with a jobs list is that it will be filled with
> the same spam from recruiters that you see everywhere else.
> Also job-seeking by itself is a zero-sum game: if someone
> gets a job, someone else doesn't get that job.  So you
> won't see many instances of job-seekers helping each other
> out in the same geographical area, other than situations
> where their talents have little overlap.
> What *would* be interesting to me is a list dedicated to
> *creating* jobs.  That is, discussion of ideas for new
> (Linux-related) businesses that bring talented people
> together, and hopefully lead to success for many, where a
> single person by themselves could not pull it off.
> -- Rod
> _______________________________________________
> vox mailing list
> vox@lists.lugod.org
> http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox

vox mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
O'Reilly and Associates
For numerous book donations.