Decorum in job postings
Thread poster: Miguel Llorens

Miguel Llorens  Identity Verified
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Feb 28, 2004

I have no complaints against people recruiting for "low" rates (for all the reasons we all know).

However, would it be too much to ask that job posters be required to comply with a minimum standard of decorum when advertising for bidders? I.e., standards that would ban this sort of thing showing up on my inbox:

"Required your rock-bottom translation charges."

"Required urgently your ROCK-BOTTOM charges, earliest dlivery date and best payment terms, for translating and proofreading..."

After all, we´re not selling waterbeds here.
I seem to remember that the more tender sensibilities expressed some offense at adult projects being advertised on this site, and also that they were duly indulged. Personally, I have nothing against pornography, but I find this sort of language a lot more disturbing.


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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Useful "disturbance" Feb 28, 2004

Imagine they could be convinced to moderate their phraseology, so you would find out later (after elaborating your quotation) whom you are talking to - would you prefer that? I wouldn't.

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ntext  Identity Verified
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The good news ... Feb 28, 2004

... is that, according to his profile, the poster of the aforementioned jobDROPPED THE CHARGES, NOT THE QUALITY.”

How lucky we are that the charges were dropped! I really wasn’t looking forward to doing time in a Libyan prison.


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Miguel Llorens  Identity Verified
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Hmmm.... Feb 29, 2004

Norbert Gunther Kramer wrote:

How lucky we are that the charges were dropped! I really wasn’t looking forward to doing time in a Libyan prison.


Maybe that´s the incentive for accepting those rates. "Work for our rates and we will drop the extradition procedures."

[Edited at 2004-02-29 00:43]


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Pablo Grosschmid  Identity Verified
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let them, please Feb 29, 2004

so you know what to do, one click to delete them is preferable to bidding

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