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Asher
17-03-2006, 08:16:35
Full time employee
Must Have:

* 3+ years experience with XML/XSLT, XHTML
* 3+ years experience in Java programming
* Proficient in scripting using Perl and Python
* Familiar with Unix/Linux
* Knowledge of Biblical texts, and commentaries

Definite Assets:

* Familiarity with SGML and OSIS an asset
* Able to manage and prioritize multiple projects

In this role the candidate will work independently and in a small team to develop new content, and convert content from various formats into formats suitable to our PDA product line.

Qualified candidates must have at least an undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science or a related field, have minimum three years of experience, be highly motivated and possess excellent communication skills.

Something there seems out of place?

Immortal Wombat
17-03-2006, 08:20:00
Yeah, what the hell kind of computer scientist has good communication skills.

Asher
17-03-2006, 08:26:34
Did Harry Potter just make a joke?

HelloKitty
17-03-2006, 08:28:20
What student has 3+ years of professional exp?

mr_G
17-03-2006, 09:00:56
Originally posted by Immortal Wombat
Yeah, what the hell kind of computer scientist has good communication skills. :lol: you kill me man

Kitsuki
17-03-2006, 09:24:41
"Able to manage and prioritize multiple projects"

Cutting out all men from the post?

Sir Penguin
17-03-2006, 19:44:14
Man, I'm so there. I just ordered a free copy of the Book of Mormon (that counts, right?).

SP

Marraskuu
17-03-2006, 21:09:47
Just looks like some religious PDA reference thingy.

Darkstar
17-03-2006, 22:35:34
There's already enough biblical text on PDAs! Another company going under, more people on the dole...

Cruddy
20-03-2006, 00:38:50
Originally posted by HelloKitty
What student has 3+ years of professional exp?

Seems they want more. 3 years + 3 years = 6 years by my reckoning.

That's an usual undergraduate.

Maybe they just want a compulsive liar?

Asher
20-03-2006, 01:07:10
Maybe they just want a compulsive liar?
A christian? ;)

JM^3
20-03-2006, 08:57:26
you aren't being fair to all Christians, Asher

although I agree that many are hypocrites (a reason why I don't go to church as often as I use to)

there are, however, many who aren't

JM

King_Ghidra
20-03-2006, 10:23:26
is it even legal to ask for the biblical stuff? what's the justification in the job context?

JM^3
20-03-2006, 10:29:17
just as it is nice to have someone familiar with physics when writing stuff for physics, so it would be nice to have someone familiar with christianity when writing stuff for christianity

or so I would think

JM

Oerdin
20-03-2006, 13:54:19
Maybe the job is to program stuff for one of those fundie websites.

Funko
20-03-2006, 14:06:29
I assumed it was doing something for a religious site...

I think the argument would be that it's not discriminatory because you only need the knowledge, it's not specifying you have to be a Christian.

King_Ghidra
20-03-2006, 14:09:34
don't get me wrong, if it's for a christian website, that's fine, i understand that such things are perfectly sensible and legal

in that context, then it's not the peculiar advert asher would have us believe

Scabrous Birdseed
20-03-2006, 14:10:20
I've seen lots of job ads specifying a "need to share the fundamental values" of a certain organisation, usually something religious. Is that illegal? I can't see why it would be.

Funko
20-03-2006, 14:10:39
Well I definitely thought that Wombat pointed out a more interesting anomaly. :)

Scabrous Birdseed
20-03-2006, 14:11:29
Based on what I've seen on this site, a "highly motivated" IT professional seems suspect as well.

Tizzy
20-03-2006, 14:11:59
:lol:

Japher
20-03-2006, 14:12:58
Knowledge of Biblical texts, and commentaries
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develop new content

Definitly Mormon, or Christian of some kind

Funko
20-03-2006, 14:13:59
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Based on what I've seen on this site, a "highly motivated" IT professional seems suspect as well.

:lol:

Immortal Wombat
20-03-2006, 19:23:31
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
don't get me wrong, if it's for a christian website, that's fine, i understand that such things are perfectly sensible and legal

in that context, then it's not the peculiar advert asher would have us believe
It is. Google a chunk of it.