jobs.perl.org

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by DJ Stunks, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. DJ Stunks

    DJ Stunks Guest

    Hey all,

    Earlier this week I counselled a poster here in clpm to visit
    jobs.perl.org in order to find a Perl developer/consultant willing to
    take on his specific, if simple, task.
    (http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.perl.misc/msg/7aade7d5b89ab749)

    I thought I ought to investigate jobs.perl.org myself as I think I
    could start addressing simple script requirements such as the one
    above. I assumed it would be a simple transaction - perl code in
    return for PayPal or something similar. However, after visiting the
    site, most of the posts (almost all that I saw) were for permanent or
    semi-permanent positions. Is this the right site for one-off script
    requests like the one above? If so, any tips on finding those needles
    in the haystacks of "real" jobs?

    I know many of you have you have your own websites advertising your
    Perl consulting skills and this may be another route, but I really
    didn't want to get that serious.

    Anyway, any tips or ideas would be appreciated.

    TIA,
    -jp
    DJ Stunks, Aug 12, 2006
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  2. DJ Stunks

    Uri Guttman Guest

    >>>>> "DS" == DJ Stunks <> writes:

    DS> I thought I ought to investigate jobs.perl.org myself as I think I
    DS> could start addressing simple script requirements such as the one
    DS> above. I assumed it would be a simple transaction - perl code in
    DS> return for PayPal or something similar. However, after visiting the
    DS> site, most of the posts (almost all that I saw) were for permanent or
    DS> semi-permanent positions. Is this the right site for one-off script
    DS> requests like the one above? If so, any tips on finding those needles
    DS> in the haystacks of "real" jobs?

    there are some of those one off jobs posted there but not a large
    number. my problem with small jobs like that is that they are usually
    poorly specified and also for very low pay. unless you can whip out
    functioning code in no time and somehow make it do something like what
    they want, these jobs become exercises in pain and slavery. they often
    have moving targets due to the poor specs and they can sometimes be hard
    to get paid upon delivery. note that this not an indictment of the jobs
    list (which i founded many years ago) but of small one off projects in
    general.

    and there are sites/lists for those sorts of jobs and i stopped going to
    them. site names like rentacoder or guru etc. you bid on poorly written
    specs (e.g. i want a site like google.com in 1 week for $200) against
    others who specialize in whipping out those dinky projects. you spend
    more time bidding then developing. some even have requests for perl but
    once you read typical job requirements you will be scared away too
    (unless you have the mentality to hack those projects and make a
    living).

    uri

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    Uri Guttman ------ -------- http://www.stemsystems.com
    --Perl Consulting, Stem Development, Systems Architecture, Design and Coding-
    Search or Offer Perl Jobs ---------------------------- http://jobs.perl.org
    Uri Guttman, Aug 12, 2006
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