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RE: Sometimes I despair

From: Kerber, Andrew <>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 10:43:32 -0600
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Of course, its entirely possible that a weekend cover did all the core design work, considering what I have seen come out of some parts state government...

Andrew W. Kerber
Oracle DBA
UMB "If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving"

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Mladen Gogala Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 10:23 AM To:
Cc: oracle-l
Subject: Re: Sometimes I despair

Niall Litchfield wrote:
> Of recruiters, and indeed their candidates.
> So I got a CV (resume) today. The agent's email was entitled "The Best

> Developer in England" and urged me to get in contact quickly to avoid
> a 'bidding war'. So far so hyped, but then of course I just had to
> read the CV of the best developer in England. There were many good
> bits, but I spluttered my coffee at
> "<name> undertook a short term contract, acting as holiday cover for
> <name of consultancy withheld>'s senior UML designers and C#
> developers. This major United Kingdom Government project <is an
> information website>. In his role as holiday cover James was
> responsible for a number of core designs"
> So there you have it, major government projects are designed by the
> holiday cover guy.

The best for what purpose? He may be the best holiday cover in the whole

United Kingdom of England, Scotland,
Wales and Northern Ireland. As for the core designs done by a holiday cover, I believe that this practice was picked up by the DMV here in the US.

Mladen Gogala
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