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[nycphp-jobs] Question: Re: Senior PHP5 developer - Social media

Kristina D. H. Anderson ka at kacomputerconsulting.com
Fri Jul 17 12:50:31 EDT 2009


So in other words, unless the job posting specifically contains the 
exact phrases "foosball", "rock star", "Star Wars trivia" or "we all 
enjoy going out after work together for a beer, and you should really 
want to do that with us"...

I think I'm starting to understand.

Kristina



> 
> I think it means it's a cohesive group. In some companies nobody 
talks to
> each other, and it seems what they're saying is that these guys are 
friendly
> and communicative, which is something I personally consider a big 
plus.
> 
> V
> 
> On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 12:08 PM, Kristina D. H. Anderson <
> ka at kacomputerconsulting.com> wrote:
> 
> > I'm wondering what it means to other people on this list when they 
read
> > something like "This is a group that works and plays well together."
> >
> > Does this mean that socializing with co-workers is a requirement of 
the
> > job?  That the office environment is loud and boisterous [see, viz.,
> > other job postings that mention foosball in the office, etc.] and 
that
> > concentration may therefore be a difficult task?  Does it mean that
> > there is a high value placed on "fitting in" i.e. that the team be
> > homogeneous and therefore they are probably looking to bring in only
> > people of a certain "type" to be on the "team"...?
> >
> > Your comments and feedback are appreciated and hope that this is in 
the
> > spirit of sincere discussion about how to read job postings!
> >
> > - Kristina
> >
> >
> >
> > > Agreed all - let's keep comments useful and traffic to a minimum -
> > not to
> > > sound like a third grade teacher, but constructive criticism is
> > welcomed and
> > > benefits both job hunters and recruiters.  Having a good 
discussion
> > with wit
> > > is also important, but do remember that this list gets a lot of
> > traffic for
> > > a jobs list.
> > >
> > > H
> > >
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: jobs-bounces at lists.nyphp.org [mailto:jobs-
> > > > bounces at lists.nyphp.org] On Behalf Of John Schoneboom
> > > > Sent: Friday, July 17, 2009 10:06 AM
> > > > To: jobs at lists.nyphp.org
> > > > Subject: Re: [nycphp-jobs] Senior PHP5 developer - Social media
> > > >
> > > > Gotta weigh in on the side of the wise-asses.  Brian's comment 
is
> > well
> > > > taken and it's true we don't want to discourage job posters.  
On the
> > > > other hand I think there's equally good if not better value in 
using
> > > > this network to reality-check with each other once in a while.  
Wise
> > > > cracks not only keep things a bit fun but they also can reflect 
some
> > > > truths about the market.  I wouldn't sleep well at night 
thinking
> > the
> > > > rest of you were unanimously going around thinking of 
yourselves in
> > > > all earnestness as rockstars out to change the world with your
> > passion
> > > > to work 20 hours a day.  If we can have the slightest influence 
on
> > > > employer's expectations by means of our sarcastic feedback, so 
much
> > > > the better.
> > > >
> > > > John
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