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> A little perspective folks seems to be
> in order if indeed managers
> and those in position to hire base their
> decisions upon posts they obviously need
> to rethink their HR strategies.
Pat, whether you like it or not, people will develop opinions about
others based on their posts to this list. There are a couple of people I
would never ever work with (given a choice) based on what I've learned
about them through their posts. There are also people I would take a pay
cut to work with based on their posts. Nobody is going to make a
hire/not hire decision based soley on what they read on techwr-l, but if
you think it has no influence you are sadly mistaken.
> Because this is an electronic media and
> subject to the whims, emotion of the moment,
> and other factors seems to me rather
> unprofessional and shortsighted. It is
> *only* a listserv.
Whims? I don't think so. We're not talking about "John said he brings
food for SMEs so I won't hire him." If you pay attention, you can find
out who knows how to ask intelligent questions, who is a pompous
windbag, who can admit when they've made a mistake, who is hard-headed
and set in their ways, who has a sense of humor that matches your own,
who uses spell-check... these are good things to know. Techwr-l provides
as many networking opportunities as STC, and if you choose not to take
advantage, that's your decision. But to say "nobody should form opinions
from my posts because it's just a listserv" is hiding your head in the
Tracy Boyington tracy_boyington -at- okvotech -dot- org
Oklahoma Department of Vocational and Technical Education
Stillwater, OK, USA http://www.okvotech.org/cimc/home.htm