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NumptyCorner
22nd June 2005, 10:52
This is a extract from a ad on jobserve working in a Government dept.

Experience of ...... would also be beneficial as would the personality to pass your knowledge to permanent members of the team.


This implies contactors are guarded anal coonts.:eek

sasguru
22nd June 2005, 10:57
It also implies permies are a bunch of useless lazy gits who don't have the initiative to learn anything themselves.

fiddleabout
22nd June 2005, 10:58
Not quite. I would suggest that the personality required to pass on any skills beyond the ability to spend 2 hours making coffee to permies is that of a primary school teacher.

Mr SAS you posted while I was crafting my own response...

It also implies permies are a bunch of useless lazy gits who don't have the initiative to learn anything themselves. There is no need to imply this - it's a given.

trajectory
22nd June 2005, 11:02
anal coonts

Bit of a contradiction in terms there, no?

WageSlave1
22nd June 2005, 11:09
This implies contactors are guarded anal coonts

Teaching Civil Servants is like teaching a monkey to play the banjo.

threaded
22nd June 2005, 11:10
NumptyCorner: Done several contracts like that. Often asked to give my lecture on the use of Zen in systems development.

threaded in "be 1 with the 0" mode.

DimPrawn
22nd June 2005, 11:12
Which was nice.

widgetdance
22nd June 2005, 11:20
This implies contactors are guarded anal coontsIt implies that the company is too tight to pay for its staff to be properly trained and wants to leech off me.

planetit
22nd June 2005, 11:33
No, it implies they want you to train their staff. If you don't want to do it, don't take the job. At least they are being up front about it.

DimPrawn
22nd June 2005, 11:45
Are Contractors guarded anal coonts?

@#%$ off, I'm not telling you for free.

widgetdance
22nd June 2005, 12:02
At least they are being up front Not seen the entire add, so I am guessing.....but
I bet its and add for programmer/engineer at normal rate.
I bet it isnt an add for a xxxxx GURU at 3xnormal rate.

I wouldnt take it, have turned down 2 jobs in the last year that required me to train staff. Rate wasnt good enough.

They are trying to get their training on the cheap.

Vetran
22nd June 2005, 23:52
Once you teach them to change the toner in the photocopier you will be considered guru status.

I even have to teach them how to use the shredder.

threaded
23rd June 2005, 06:32
Vetran: Went on a course once on how to use a shredder. Well it was actually about how to destroy documents. Interesting stuff.

4Contractors
23rd June 2005, 07:39
Most technicians in IT are guarded about their knowledge and even if they wished to impart that knowledge to others, breaking away from their basically insular, selfish natures would be difficult because of inherent autism and very poor communication skills :)

Anyone who isn't a technician in IT is useless by default :lol

Fiddleabout's most inappropriate job would be as a primary school teacher :rollin

Shimano105
23rd June 2005, 08:48
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this comment from a corporate, brown-nosing drone

darmstadt
23rd June 2005, 08:51
So this is the month for them then...

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WageSlave1
23rd June 2005, 09:15
So this is the month for them then...

I'm amazed Lucifer Box isn't responsible for that post.

Lucifer Box
23rd June 2005, 09:21
I'm amazed Lucifer Box isn't responsible for that post.
Sorry, I feel as though I've let the whole forum down.

WageSlave1
23rd June 2005, 09:24
Sorry, I feel as though I've let the whole forum down.

Don't worry, Lucifer; a re-posting of the two gay rollerbladers will soon redeem you.

Lucifer Box
23rd June 2005, 09:26
http://www.gayholidays.co.nz/images/melbourn/roller.jpg

PRC1964
23rd June 2005, 09:36
Well, if it's anal sex month I'd better post this:

Not entirely work safe (turn down the volume) (http://members.aol.com/infinitydog/technicalvirgin/future.rm)

SupremeSpod
23rd June 2005, 09:46
Vetran: Went on a course once on how to use a shredder. Well it was actually about how to destroy documents. Interesting stuff.

The skills of your average bin man, eh?
Threadeds career progression at its best!