|Quoting Afterburner (Thread starter):|
This company wants IT professionals who are capable of doing programming, analyzing systems, managing IT projects and that are also able to maintain air conditioning, electricity, plumbing, and kitchen equipments
Professional or Building Maintenance?
The thing that jumps out to me is that it specifies "Male" -- I know you can't do that in the US, and I had always assumed that in the majority of countries that would also be prohibited.
The sad thing, though, is I can do or have done everything on that list except the "kitchen equipments" and "Java programmer" in both my current position and my previous one.
Current Duties are Crestron SIMPL/SIMPL+ programming, AV
Systems Design/Engineering, Microsoft VB6, VB
.net C#, ASP
.net for inhouse applications, Windows 2003/Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Linux (thank god only one server in the farm), Microsoft TSQL, Network Infrastructure (LAN, WAN), Phone System (VOIP in the enterprise, POTS and T1 on the outside), Network Services (Public-Facing and Internal Web, DHCP, DNS, WINS, CIP/CTP), physical network installation, Data Center management, Legal clearance/contract review, minor electrical, and occassionally lending a hand with the plumbing and HVAC (My boss is the expert here, I don't ever
do septic, though)... Our approach to the whole kitchen thing is when it breaks it's not worth repairing.
I like to think that my variety of skills increases my value to the company...
|Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 1):|
Some of the pilot jobs out there are ridiculous. I've seen places out there looking for pilots with 7000hrs logged PIC and 2000 of that have to be turbine time
I don't know if it's the case in that world, but esepecially with government jobs that require advertising (i.e. you actually have to post the position rather than just hiring who you really want from the beginning) the posting is written in such a way that only that particular person (or a very small group, one of whom is that particular person) can meet the qualifications.
E.g. if you want to hire Bob and Bob has 7001 hours PIC and 2100 turbine, but the company says "you have to post the position", especially for a more menial position writing it as 7000/2000 virtually ensures that the person who you want will make it to the front of the interview line.
Same thing happens all the time when specing products where a competitive bid is required, for that matter.
What's really amusing is when HR actually chalenges the hiring department's qualification and people scramble to make excuses. I once saw a (rejected) position vacancy notice that specificed, among other things, a minimum of 4 years and a maximum
of 5 years of experience with a proprietary system, a requirement for some certification that had absolutely no relationship to the position, and a requirement for a motorcycle endorsement on a dirvers license (when it was a desk job).
The reason? The department had a temp that they wanted to make full time... That temp had 4.75 years experience with said proprietary system, the certification, and a motorcycle endorsement...
HR's biggest issue was with the "maximum" experience limitation.
[Edited 2009-02-06 16:23:27]
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