Apr 21, 2016

For those that haven't seen the slideset: http://www.alexstjohn.com/WP/download/Recruiting%20Giants.pd...

Also, a discussion on reddit from yesterday: https://www.reddit.com/r/recruitinghell/comments/4faadv/prog...

At some point, I thought it had to be a parody, but apparently people like Alex St. John exist and actually believe what they say. This has to be some of the most vile stuff I've read coming from an industry veteran in a while.

Apr 21, 2016

Companies are generally seeking to hire the latter type of engineer; you are required to become one or you don't get (decent) work.

Case in point: http://www.alexstjohn.com/WP/download/Recruiting%20Giants.pd...

Apr 21, 2016

I'm all for giving people the benefit of the doubt, but after reading through this it was pretty damn hard to justify any benefit of the doubt:

http://www.alexstjohn.com/WP/download/Recruiting%20Giants.pd...

Apr 21, 2016

Here's what she's rebelling against: http://www.alexstjohn.com/WP/download/Recruiting%20Giants.pd...

    RULE 1:  You don’t recruit and retain male engineers
    you recruit and retain Wives and Girlfriends

    *   If the wife or GF is unhappy the engineer is gone
    *   If the relationship breaks down the engineer is gone
    *   The paycheck goes to HER
    *   Why does SHE want her husband or BF to work for you?

Apr 18, 2016

The author may call it thought provoking but i feel there are some quite dangerous ideas in his mind and a severe lack of perspective.

While saying he hates wage-slaves, he seems to treat everyone under him like a slave.

This pdf on the website is kinda scary, i couldn't help but to feel offended: http://www.alexstjohn.com/WP/download/Recruiting%20Giants.pd...

Also, using the word millennial just tells me you are a grumpy old guy yelling at kids to get off your lawn.