[TriLUG] Local Internships?

Chris Merrill chris at webperformance.com
Mon May 9 14:58:18 EDT 2011

On 5/9/2011 2:36 PM, Rodney Radford wrote:
> On 5/9/2011 2:25 PM, John Riselvato wrote:
>>> I am not interested in a company thats going to require me to use windows as my main desktop.
> While I can understand both the technical and use reasons for saying the above, be careful in
> making ultimatums when looking for work - even if well founded.  There are plenty of people out
> there competing for the same work, and you don't want to set the perception that you would be
> willing to work outside a comfort zone/box if needed (ie: windows occasionally now, or perhaps
> weekends on a high priority schedule, or maybe filling in for a grunge project for a short period
> between more fun jobs, etc).
> Some of my more 'favorite' jobs started off as having a few negatives that were easily
> out-shadowed by more favorable surprised that I did not see during the interview - so stay open
> and have fun.

Case in point: After briefly reviewing your resume, I was going to forward it on to my
partner for consideration here. Then I read the last line of your e-mail. While we use
Linux extensively internally, the main UI of our product runs on Windows...because that
is what our customers ask want. So using Windows on a daily basis is a requirement for us.

But I'm glad to hear that you are in a position to turn away a job - not many people
are so fortunate these days.

Good luck!

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