Re: [R] ... Job Openings .. on R-help

From: Martin Maechler <>
Date: Thu 20 Oct 2005 - 00:09:56 EST

>>>>> "BertG" == Berton Gunter <> >>>>> on Wed, 12 Oct 2005 10:47:40 -0700 writes:

    BertG> I hope that this job posting does not offend
    BertG> anyone. My sincere apologies if it is inappropriate
    BertG> -- blame me, not my company.

since you ask for it .. ;-)

    BertG> -- Bert Gunter
    BertG> Genentech Nonclinical Statistics
    BertG> South San Francisco, CA

    >> Genentech has an opening 

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a job advertisement with a word count of (50 352 2486) [lines,words,chars] which is a bit too long, but ok,
but with a final paragraph which can be read as a blatant advertisement for your company. That (last paragraph) was not appropriate in my opinion.

People have contacted me (as mailing list maintainer) and asked about the appropriateness of such postings, and I've usually explained that it is ok, as long as it remains short, is explicitly related to R, to the
point, and refers to a URL for further information.

Hence Bert's add was close to the target.

The other anonymous add which only gave an "anonymous" e-mail address for contact (see above; of course we really should e-bomb it :-) was *VERY* inappropriate though.

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
as R mailing lists maintainer. mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Thu Oct 20 00:17:00 2005

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