[Project_owners] Re: Are you an unemployed mozilla hacker?
Justin Wood (Callek)
116057-nospam at bacon.NoSpamPlease.qcc.mass.edu
Thu Feb 3 21:20:19 EST 2005
> One of the contractors of my employer has a serious budget (and I mean
> serious) for a Mozilla related project and they are looking for two
> network engineers, two build engineers (guys that can do almost
> anything) and
four software engineers with full understanding of the
> Mozilla source code,
with a proven track record.
You will be hard pressed for people with a FULL understand of Mozilla
Source code, since the code-base is so large, I doubt even the pay your
company is offering would be enough for someone (if someone exists) with
that large of a knowledge background.
Mozilla Codebase == Browser/Suite/Thunderbird/Nvu/Bugzilla/Bonsai/what
Better yet, what code area's in particular must/should a developer whom
is applying for this position know. Nspr, XPCOM, XPCONNECT,
None of those require xpfe or even browser/ or mailnews/ etc. knowledge,
but are large areas of code themselves or is the frontend majority, or a
lesser of some but more of others, etc. This helps screen people who
actually have a much better chance of succeeding both personally and
professionally with this position.
> Who are 'we':
> - this information is on a need to know basis only.
Understood though a few need to know information for all looking for the
> What's the location of the job:
> - Ibiza (time to party on Saterdays and time to relax on Sundays).
Forgive my ignorance but where is this, is it a country if so what city,
if it is a city which country and if a "smaller/lesser-known" country
where in the world is it, what is it's primary language, do most in the
country speak/understand english?
> - you make a tax free salary up to $18,500 per month, including stress
> compensation et all, depending on your age, current living standards and
> job performance.
Stress Compensation in addition to the salary? How what type of
compensation, what/who determins what form and how much compensation you
Aproximately how many hours in a given week/month will you be _required_
to work to acheive this $18,500 (US$) [working 19 hours a day 7 days a
week would make that a lesser salary to have]
And aproximately how many months will this project go on for (as in how
long will you be away from your "home" for)
> - security.
What type, explain please. You offer security...well that is a very
vague term used in this context.
> - a place to stay equiped with airconditioning in every room
Does this hotel (as your reply states) have any sort of
website/acclaimed review board? (english or not)
> - everything you need for the job, including: clothing, breakfast
> (07:00), lunch (12:00), dinner (21:00), computer hardware (anything/any
> brand you need).
What type of clothing is needed for the job (understood that it is
provided, suite, casual, bedtime, etc.? Will there be a need for
> - tickets from anywere on the globe, with the exception of countries
> that are not generally excepted by export regulations.
I assume (after your followup post) that a round-trip ticket will be
purchased for you from/to the (same) airport of your choice (assuming
they have flights heading to the job area)
> - free gym and VIP passes for the main disco (I know all the good
> places, and DJ's so do't you worry).
What type of Music constitutes "good" in this case, (not really needed
to know for a job, but you brought it up in your pitch ;-) )
> Who can join:
> - people from age 21 and up.
> - people without a 'questionable' criminal record.
Criminal acts are different in each country, what may be acceptable
where I live in the US may not even be acceptable in California, or for
example there may be a law I was accused/convicted of, which is not even
frowned apon in your country. Most US felonies I would assume though
would constitue questionable in your context.
> - non smokers.
> - people that last long (work hours are seriously long).
This concerns me without having a more "exact" schedule to think about.
if you work ~20 hours a day (give or take) that leaves 4 hours a night
to sleep, and literally no time to do any of the "pitched" ideas. even
15 hours a day working leaves little to do other than necessities.
> - people with common sense, humor is a plus.
Common sense is a hard trait to measure, and humor is relative (people
have different senses of humor) but this is of course part of your
hiring process, and not for us to decide ;-)
> Who can't join:
> - people with health problems.
Any in particular?
> - people who hate the military/goverment.
Who's military/government. Employer's choice or your own (as in if your
employee hates it and you like it you just wont get along which is needed)
> - pick your choice.
> What are we going to developer?
> - a product, other information is only available to screened people
> after signing a non-disclosure.
> Who's paying for all this?
> - my employer. You get paid, in advance, on the day that you fly to
> Ibiza (probably from Germany), after every other period of four weeks.
> What should I do?
> - we need your Social Security ID, or passport number for people located
> in Europe.
Social Security Number? (USA?). May I ask why if your company is not in
the US. Since there is not tax's withheld and its not a US company which
would need to claim me as a worker in any way I dont see the need,
passport number may be different. (I do not consider myself very
knowledgeable in this area, so if there is a reason for it, feel free to
> - send me your CV and I'll forward it, after reading it myself. Again, I
> will be your 'boss' for many moons (only one lame person left in all
> these years, oh and I've kicked a few suckers myself).
CV == what?
> - you better inform us about who you are and what you did in the past,
> because we will get a hold on it anyways.
Who we are, and what we did, as in if we lie on the application == bad,
or you want all information about anything pro-job we did?
> When do we hear from you/your employer again?
> - you won't get any reply from my employer, for obvious reasons, but I
> will let you know as soon as I'm told to reply to you, with the answer I
> probably already know.
Is there an ETA to Official Hiring time, and when does the Job start
(give or take).
~Justin Wood (Callek)
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