Post does not belong in the jobs section
Thread poster: Mikhail Kropotov
| | Mikhail Kropotov
Local time: 23:50
English to Russian
| | Patricia Rosas
Local time: 13:50
Spanish to English
| a little odd, but ... || Nov 30, 2006 |
My two centavos: It is a position within a translation company, so a background in translation would undoubtedly be helpful, and perhaps some ProZer might think this a nice change of pace ...
| | Claudia Alvis
Local time: 15:50
I agree that the job falls outside of ProZ.com's mission, but, in this case, it went public directly because it happens to have been posted by a Member of ProZ.com (who does, in fact, regularly post translation jobs).
The only jobs that require vetting are:
(1) Those posted by outsourcers who are not logged in
(2) Those posted by non-member profiles which do not already have an established job posting track record in the system.
Then maybe the rules should be revised. To me this is clearly an abuse since ProZ is supposed to be "The translators workplace" not the classifieds.
Of course, there are other jobs that may have nothing to do with translation but still are relevant to translators, like DTP, copy-writing, etc. But this job posting clearly states that "Foreign language skills will be advantageous, but are not required." So it has absolutely nothing to do with our community. I just think the line has to be drawn somewhere.
| | Ralf Lemster
Local time: 22:50
English to German
| Within the rules, as far as I can see || Nov 30, 2006 |
Let's have a look at the rules for posting jobs at ProZ.com:
ProZ.com's job posting system is provided solely for the purpose of announcing jobs of interest to language professionals. Postings that do not concern jobs, or that concern jobs that are not of interest to translators, interpreters or other language professionals, are not allowed.
As Patricia pointed out (correctly, I believe), this could be of interest for language professionals.
When deciding whether or not to permit job postings, moderators always prefer leaving the choice to members and users, rather than making decisions on their behalf. If you're not interested, may I suggest to just ignore the posting - it might well be interesting for a colleague.
| An asset to service providers... || Dec 1, 2006 |
Personally, I think the job is more than within ProZ.com Job Posting Rules.
Picking a translation sales executive from the translation industry is IMHO simply natural: who knows the market, the needs of the market and service providers and outsourcers better than someone from within?
Someone from within the industry would know what each prospect job implies, both in terms of time investment, tools and skills required and of costs as well.
As Magda said, we all do sales, some of us better than others, but it is still part of our job description. Some long-term service providers might feel ready to step off and invest their acquired experience full time in a new challenge, thus doing a valuable service to all those who prefer to keep on translating and interpreting.
From the point of view of a humble member, it seems perfectly reasonable to me! It's not as if they're advertising for someone to make the tea...
| | Andrea Appel
Local time: 16:50
English to German
| This is the place to post I would think || Dec 1, 2006 |
I would post the same inquiry on the same spot. I can not see anything wrong with it.
Or is there a other place to post such jobs and I missed it?
| | Mihailolja
Local time: 21:50
Ukrainian to English
| Agree with Mikhail and Claudia || Dec 1, 2006 |
This is an abuse of proz just to get more exposure for this particular job, shouldn't be allowed. Go advertise elsewhere.
| | Fernanda Díaz
Local time: 17:50
English to Spanish
| what's all the fuss about it? || Dec 2, 2006 |
Sorry, but what's the problem? I don't get it. If Proz.com has decided to post this job here, it's because it's correct. This agency usually posts jobs and now needs a Sales Managers. It's ok. Don't make such a fuss, please.