Comment On The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

The Designer's Cover Letter (from Josh Perry) One of the great things about the graphic design profession is that your first impression to employers — your résumé — is often your strongest. Unlike programmers, who generally have wait until the technical interview to show off their chops, designers get the chance to show off their background and skills in one little sheet of paper. [expand full text]
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Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 09:17 • by A Nonny Mouse
she got offered the role despite her sense of humour fail?

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 09:22 • by Bicycle Pirate (unregistered)
Arrrr, why do those douchenozzles have to wear sponsor-laden spandex while riding their bicycle to work? I am ashamed to be a bicyclist when packs of them ride by. Nobody is sponsoring them either! Seriously, normal shorts or jeans and a t-shirt work just as well. Even if you're cycling 50+ miles you don't need spandex or any of that junk.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 09:24 • by Junkie
Being a heavily male-dominated office (like most in the IT world), he could get away with this.
Before drinking coffee, I thought you meant the office was dominated by heavy males. Heavy men on bicycles is one thing, but heavy men in spandex was...

It took a few more reads to erase the tape.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 09:37 • by masseyis (unregistered)
286031 in reply to 286028
Junkie:
Being a heavily male-dominated office (like most in the IT world), he could get away with this.
Before drinking coffee, I thought you meant the office was dominated by heavy males. Heavy men on bicycles is one thing, but heavy men in spandex was...

It took a few more reads to erase the tape.


Obligatory: [url]http://xkcd.com/37/[url]

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 09:40 • by Pawel23 (unregistered)
I especially like this one from the resumes:
http://livelyarsenic.deviantart.com/art/architecture-resume-97693668
Yep, it is printed and shoot on a wooden table. Priceless. :)

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 09:48 • by SB (unregistered)
Is the real what the fudge the fact that no one in office asked colleague to stop wearing spandex ? I'd last about two days before cracking.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 09:50 • by Matt (unregistered)
286036 in reply to 286027
Bicycle Pirate:
Arrrr, why do those douchenozzles have to wear sponsor-laden spandex while riding their bicycle to work? I am ashamed to be a bicyclist when packs of them ride by.

Maybe if packs of them are riding by you, their spandex helps them ride faster. Jus sayin...

{second post attempt}

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 09:53 • by NSCoder
286037 in reply to 286028
Junkie:
Being a heavily male-dominated office (like most in the IT world), he could get away with this.
Before drinking coffee, I thought you meant the office was dominated by heavy males. Heavy men on bicycles is one thing, but heavy men in spandex was...

It took a few more reads to erase the tape.
I'm still wondering why Alex is referring to the office as 'he'.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 09:57 • by H.R. (unregistered)
Rule 1. Do not joke during an interview. Otherwise you would have to tell the same joke to every candidate, to keep things equal.

Rule 2. Especially do not joke to a female candidate. Unlike everywhere else on the planet, when at work, females do not like jokes and they will sue your ass into next fiscal year.

Rule 3. And whatever you do, never ever joke to a qualified female candidate who is a woman!

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 09:59 • by Roland Studer (unregistered)
[quote]Needless to say, that "graphic designer" was never considered.[quote]

The person who faxed this, really stood out. If this were the cover of a well designed portfolio, the applicant might be a genius…

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 10:00 • by hinek (unregistered)
I don't know what followed the cover letter, but I think it's a great idea: It really stands out, exactly what you want ...

I would have considered this person for a position which needs creativity ... such as ehm ... designer ...

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 10:02 • by hinek (unregistered)
286041 in reply to 286039
wow, I was too slow ... exactly my thinking ...

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 10:03 • by amischiefr
286042 in reply to 286038
H.R.:

Rule 3. And whatever you do, never ever joke to a qualified female candidate who is a woman!

As opposed to a female candidate that is a transvestite? Or maybe the man counterpart in a lesbian relationship?

Rule#0: never hire women in a programming shop. They smell, they're distracting, they bitch all the time. Hire the fat nerdy guy that has no life. Coworkers won't be distracted, and he'll work extra hours because he has nothing better to do than go home and play WoW.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 10:07 • by DrJDX
If you ask me, she's just a wee-bit hypersensitive; I mean, hey, at least no one offered her Pants-Free Fridays. Honestly, some dude in a biking suit is nothing to worry about unless you're the type of nutjob who is trapped in the dark ages of personal and societal maturation.

That's the kind of personal defect that, in my opinion, for my ideal office environment, can disqualify even the most technically skilled candidate. Laugh about it or leave, just do it in the interview, please.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 10:07 • by Matt Jeffryes (unregistered)
286044 in reply to 286042
amischiefr:
H.R.:

Rule 3. And whatever you do, never ever joke to a qualified female candidate who is a woman!

As opposed to a female candidate that is a transvestite? Or maybe the man counterpart in a lesbian relationship?

Rule#0: never hire women in a programming shop. They smell, they're distracting, they bitch all the time. Hire the fat nerdy guy that has no life. Coworkers won't be distracted, and he'll work extra hours because he has nothing better to do than go home and play WoW.

Or better still, don't hire someone based on their gender, since it's against the law in most places, and makes you seem shallow and closed minded.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 10:11 • by Steve H (unregistered)
Being female, she was pretty much guaranteed a job offer as soon as she sent in her résumé


That's pretty much the Real WTF right there, not least because it's true.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 10:19 • by shadowman
286046 in reply to 286037
NSCoder:
Junkie:
Being a heavily male-dominated office (like most in the IT world), he could get away with this.
Before drinking coffee, I thought you meant the office was dominated by heavy males. Heavy men on bicycles is one thing, but heavy men in spandex was...

It took a few more reads to erase the tape.
I'm still wondering why Alex is referring to the office as 'he'.


Oh, I always call a gang "she." It's like when you call a boat "she" or a hurricane "she."

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 10:24 • by xtremezone
Wow, those graphic designer resumes are terrible. Resumes are supposed to contain information and it should only take 30 seconds to read one over. If you'd have to take half a day to figure it out, it should be going in the garbage after 30 seconds.

As a commenter on the linked site said, resumes are to communicate information efficiently. Portfolios are to show off creativity or skill.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 10:24 • by OldCoder (unregistered)
286048 in reply to 286027
Bicycle Pirate:
Arrrr, why do those douchenozzles have to wear sponsor-laden spandex while riding their bicycle to work? I am ashamed to be a bicyclist when packs of them ride by. Nobody is sponsoring them either! Seriously, normal shorts or jeans and a t-shirt work just as well. Even if you're cycling 50+ miles you don't need spandex or any of that junk.


So you have an infinite supply of work clothes, then? Riding more than about 4 miles each way every day will trash whatever you're wearing, so it's something fresh every day - or smell.

Jeans? You obviously don't live in a climate which includes rain.

Plus, wearing the currect clothing (i) keeps you cool when you need to be (ii) is more comfortable to ride in and (iii) is a great deal lighter in weight than the alternatives.

I used to cycle to work, distances varied from 2.5 miles to 13. 2.5 is doable in work clothes, more really isn't. That's still no excuse for not changing when you get there.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 10:26 • by TGV
286049 in reply to 286038
H.R.:
Rule 1. Do not joke during an interview. Otherwise you would have to tell the same joke to every candidate, to keep things equal.

I had a good laugh (and a WTF) at the article, but your rule #1 is priceless.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 10:34 • by Adriano
286050 in reply to 286048
OldCoder:

Jeans? You obviously don't live in a climate which includes rain.

If you get rain while cycling, you're fucked anyway. Or are you going to tell us that spandex is so much better than denim to hold out water?

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 10:45 • by Slicerwizard (unregistered)
286052 in reply to 286048
OldCoder:
So you have an infinite supply of work clothes, then? Riding more than about 4 miles each way every day will trash whatever you're wearing, so it's something fresh every day - or smell.

Uh, it should be fresh clothes every day whether you cycled to work or not. Yes, even for geeks.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 10:49 • by RoverDaddy (unregistered)
286053 in reply to 286047
xtremezone:
Wow, those graphic designer resumes are terrible. Resumes are supposed to contain information and it should only take 30 seconds to read one over. If you'd have to take half a day to figure it out, it should be going in the garbage after 30 seconds.

As a commenter on the linked site said, resumes are to communicate information efficiently. Portfolios are to show off creativity or skill.


Apparently the poster believes that designer resumes are meant to directly convey the candidates design skills and originality. Maybe this particular candidate didn't know about that 'rule' and simply provided their resume in the most efficient way possible. Perhaps they were actually the most qualified candidate for the job?

Of course, I have no experience being a graphic designer or trying to hire one, but I do know that programming candidates don't write their resumes in code.

Verto: as in, "After seeing those resumes I felt a case of extreme verto coming on."

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 10:51 • by Anon (unregistered)
286054 in reply to 286048
OldCoder:
Bicycle Pirate:
Arrrr, why do those douchenozzles have to wear sponsor-laden spandex while riding their bicycle to work? I am ashamed to be a bicyclist when packs of them ride by. Nobody is sponsoring them either! Seriously, normal shorts or jeans and a t-shirt work just as well. Even if you're cycling 50+ miles you don't need spandex or any of that junk.


So you have an infinite supply of work clothes, then? Riding more than about 4 miles each way every day will trash whatever you're wearing, so it's something fresh every day - or smell.

Jeans? You obviously don't live in a climate which includes rain.

Plus, wearing the currect clothing (i) keeps you cool when you need to be (ii) is more comfortable to ride in and (iii) is a great deal lighter in weight than the alternatives.

I used to cycle to work, distances varied from 2.5 miles to 13. 2.5 is doable in work clothes, more really isn't. That's still no excuse for not changing when you get there.

You mean to tell me you don't wear fresh clothes every day? Regardless of whether you cycle or not and whether you change from your cycling clothes or not? And, I hope, you change the cycling clothes once in a while.
It doesn't require infinite work clothes, it requires a washing machine and maybe an iron (depending on the dress code where you work).

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 10:53 • by Anon (unregistered)
286055 in reply to 286047
xtremezone:
Wow, those graphic designer resumes are terrible. Resumes are supposed to contain information and it should only take 30 seconds to read one over. If you'd have to take half a day to figure it out, it should be going in the garbage after 30 seconds.

As a commenter on the linked site said, resumes are to communicate information efficiently. Portfolios are to show off creativity or skill.


My thoughts too. Some of them are very clever and pretty, but if I can't even figure out where I'm suppose to start, then it kind of fails. Even as a designer, the aim should be communication, and on that front, some of them fail miserably.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 10:57 • by Inhibeo (unregistered)
286056 in reply to 286050
Adriano:

If you get rain while cycling, you're fucked anyway. Or are you going to tell us that spandex is so much better than denim to hold out water?

Actually, yes. Cotton retains moisture like a sponge and can soak thoroughly. Spandex will wick moisture away from your body and dry much faster.

Of course, you don't need to wear skin-tight clothing and be a douche in the office. Loose-fitting synthetic fiber clothing works just as well.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 10:57 • by MrsPost
286057 in reply to 286045
Steve H:
Being female, she was pretty much guaranteed a job offer as soon as she sent in her résumé


That's pretty much the Real WTF right there, not least because it's true.


Sweet. I'll be golden in my next job search then. And for the record, that comment about full body spandex wouldn't have phased me had the rest of the interview been good. If I were comfortable with the interviewer I probably would have brought up Pants-Free Friday in my response.

Women in IT need to have a sense of humor and a LOT of self-confidence.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 11:13 • by JohnB (unregistered)
286060 in reply to 286036
Matt:
Bicycle Pirate:
Arrrr, why do those douchenozzles have to wear sponsor-laden spandex while riding their bicycle to work? I am ashamed to be a bicyclist when packs of them ride by.

Maybe if packs of them are riding by you, their spandex helps them ride faster. Jus sayin...

{second post attempt}
Or OP is going east and they're going west.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 11:16 • by pitchingchris
286061 in reply to 286060
Is the real WTF in #2 the fact that he declined free beer ?

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 11:18 • by mace (unregistered)
286062 in reply to 286047
xtremezone:
Wow, those graphic designer resumes are terrible. Resumes are supposed to contain information and it should only take 30 seconds to read one over. If you'd have to take half a day to figure it out, it should be going in the garbage after 30 seconds.

As a commenter on the linked site said, resumes are to communicate information efficiently. Portfolios are to show off creativity or skill.


Just what I was thinking. If I was a recruiter with job openings now, I'd probably have about 10,000 resumes on my desk. Maybe graphic designer recruiters think differently, but if I look at a resume and can't figure out whether you meet the basic qualifications in about 10 seconds, it's going in the trash. Which applies to at least 95% of the resumes on that site.

I thought part of practical graphic design was being able to communicate information efficiently. Most of these people managed to prove that they're terrible at it before they even set for in the building.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 11:22 • by action roommate (unregistered)
When it came to hiring a new developer, we found that rarest of gems: a qualified female candidate.


Did anyone else do a double-take at this phrase?

"Wow, would you believe we someone with a vagina who can program! I know! I thought they weren't allowed to leave the kitchen!"

Dude, even if it's true it's a tasteless thing to say.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 11:23 • by Crash Magnet (unregistered)
286064 in reply to 286042
amischiefr:
H.R.:

Rule 3. And whatever you do, never ever joke to a qualified female candidate who is a woman!

As opposed to a female candidate that is a transvestite? Or maybe the man counterpart in a lesbian relationship?


Feminist make a great deal of the difference between the words female and woman. A female describe the gender of an animal, whereas a woman is the gender of a human. You'll sometimes catch feminist writting sentences like "the worman and the male...". The male in this sentense is not even human.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 11:27 • by dkf
286065 in reply to 286048
OldCoder:
I used to cycle to work, distances varied from 2.5 miles to 13. 2.5 is doable in work clothes, more really isn't. That's still no excuse for not changing when you get there.
So you'd cycle into work while wearing work clothes and then, once you're there, change into spandex?

I think I don't wish to investigate that thought further...

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 11:27 • by The guy (unregistered)
286067 in reply to 286047
xtremezone:
Wow, those graphic designer resumes are terrible. Resumes are supposed to contain information and it should only take 30 seconds to read one over. If you'd have to take half a day to figure it out, it should be going in the garbage after 30 seconds.

As a commenter on the linked site said, resumes are to communicate information efficiently. Portfolios are to show off creativity or skill.


I think you're missing the point a little bit. For a graphic designer, the #1 qualification is what they can produce. For a designer, the portfolio is much more important than anything on the resume, so conveying all those little details in 30 seconds isn't really important. Giving the employer a taste of your portfolio in 30 seconds is vital. If they like what they see, then will keep the resume and look further at the details on the second pass.

It may be backwards from what you expect in a technical, IT world, but that's the way it is.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 11:43 • by SenTree
286070 in reply to 286055
Anon:
My thoughts too. Some of them are very clever and pretty, but if I can't even figure out where I'm suppose to start, then it kind of fails.
Took me a moment to realise you weren't commenting on the female candidate thread !

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 11:45 • by SR (unregistered)
There's no excuse for wearing an all-in-one cycling suit at work. Wear it in if you must but get changed.

You're at work, so put some fncking trousers on! How difficult is that?

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 11:58 • by Robb (unregistered)
286074 in reply to 286056
It's the same with wandering around the woods, backpacking. You will want clothes that wick away moisture, not hold it on your skin.

Also, all the cyclist here change and some even shower before entering the office. Sort of an un-written rule. Wearing full spandex would surely cause that person to be ridiculed until they changed anyways.

(I work on an air force base)

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 12:01 • by Anonymous Crowd (unregistered)
286075 in reply to 286035
SB:

SB:
Is the real what the fudge the fact that no one in office asked colleague to stop wearing spandex ? I'd last about two days before cracking.


O RLY?

How, exactly, are you going to do this without exposing massive "latent homosexuality" issues within yourself?

"Could you *please* stop wearing spandex?!"

"Why?"

"It makes me uncomfortable. The way it hugs your well-developed chest, the way it clings to your sculpted buttocks...Errrr..."

OTOH, if these feelings aren't svery latent, then it wouldn't be a problem I suppose...

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 12:03 • by Robb (unregistered)
286076 in reply to 286075
Ned Flanders: Feels like i'm wearing nothing at all!!

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 12:03 • by the female (unregistered)
As a qualified female programmer, I always thought it was harder for me to get an offer, after all, who is more probably going to fit in, one of the guys or this strange specimen from another species that the guys feel awkward with?

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 12:07 • by Bobble (unregistered)
286078 in reply to 286075
Anonymous Crowd:
SB:

SB:
Is the real what the fudge the fact that no one in office asked colleague to stop wearing spandex ? I'd last about two days before cracking.


O RLY?

How, exactly, are you going to do this without exposing massive "latent homosexuality" issues within yourself?

"Could you *please* stop wearing spandex?!"

"Why?"

"It makes me uncomfortable. The way it hugs your well-developed chest, the way it clings to your sculpted buttocks...Errrr..."

OTOH, if these feelings aren't svery latent, then it wouldn't be a problem I suppose...



No. You just tell him that spandex is not appropriate attire for the work place and offer him a place to change.

Then offer him head while he's changing. No risk of exposing latent homosexuality. You'll just expose full blown homosexuality.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 12:16 • by Whateverfor (unregistered)
286080 in reply to 286063
action roommate:
When it came to hiring a new developer, we found that rarest of gems: a qualified female candidate.


Did anyone else do a double-take at this phrase?

"Wow, would you believe we someone with a vagina who can program! I know! I thought they weren't allowed to leave the kitchen!"

Dude, even if it's true it's a tasteless thing to say.


It's not that women can't program, they obviously can. At least at my college, they were among the brighter students. All five of them.

Women just don't want to become programmers. It's not that great a field to work in anyway, it's really not that surprising.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 12:16 • by amischiefr
286081 in reply to 286078
Bobble:
Anonymous Crowd:
SB:

SB:
Is the real what the fudge the fact that no one in office asked colleague to stop wearing spandex ? I'd last about two days before cracking.


O RLY?

How, exactly, are you going to do this without exposing massive "latent homosexuality" issues within yourself?

"Could you *please* stop wearing spandex?!"

"Why?"

"It makes me uncomfortable. The way it hugs your well-developed chest, the way it clings to your sculpted buttocks...Errrr..."

OTOH, if these feelings aren't svery latent, then it wouldn't be a problem I suppose...



No. You just tell him that spandex is not appropriate attire for the work place and offer him a place to change.

Then offer him head while he's changing. No risk of exposing latent homosexuality. You'll just expose full blown homosexuality.

Either that, or you could comment him every day on how nice his moose-knuckle looks. Eventually, unless he's a fag, he'll start to feel uncomfortable and stop wearing the god damned suit.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 12:27 • by Bim Job (unregistered)
286083 in reply to 286081
amischiefr:
Either that, or you could comment him every day on how nice his moose-knuckle looks. Eventually, unless he's a fag, he'll start to feel uncomfortable and stop wearing the god damned suit.
First time I've ever heard of the phrase "moose knuckle," so I headed over to Urban Dictionary to check it out.

Whaddya know? The banner ads for the "moose knuckle" definition feature brand new pictures of Irish Girl...

I'm not sure what to make of this.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 12:38 • by SR (unregistered)
286084 in reply to 286083
Bim Job:
First time I've ever heard of the phrase "moose knuckle," so I headed over to Urban Dictionary to check it out.

Whaddya know? The banner ads for the "moose knuckle" definition feature brand new pictures of Irish Girl...

I'm not sure what to make of this.


That'll teach me to just guess!

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 12:50 • by morry (unregistered)
I used to cycle into work every day in Switzerland and it did rain regularly - there's a reason why it's so green there. Bring or wear a damned raincoat or parka. I always rode in my business casual and occasionally in a full suit. Admittedly it wasn't very far (4km at most, never actually measured), but still.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 12:50 • by WhiskeyJack
286086 in reply to 286048
OldCoder:

So you have an infinite supply of work clothes, then? Riding more than about 4 miles each way every day will trash whatever you're wearing, so it's something fresh every day - or smell.


And wearing the spandex all day long avoids this problem, how?

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 12:54 • by Bosshog (unregistered)
286087 in reply to 286061
pitchingchris:
Is the real WTF in #2 the fact that he declined free beer ?

Finally, someone is making sense!

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 12:56 • by Jan (unregistered)
286088 in reply to 286027
No, you cannot get by in just jeans and t-shirt if you're doing anything over 20 - 30 km a day. You really need some comfort down there, if you get my drift.

I ride up to 60 km a day, so I really know what I'm talking about. I *always* have a shower and I do wear office-friendly clothes, though.

Re: The Designer's Cover Letter, Temporary Web Siter, and Scaring off Female Candidates

2009-09-24 13:16 • by the beholder (unregistered)
286092 in reply to 286063
action roommate:
When it came to hiring a new developer, we found that rarest of gems: a qualified female candidate.


Did anyone else do a double-take at this phrase?

"Wow, would you believe we someone with a vagina who can program! I know! I thought they weren't allowed to leave the kitchen!"

Dude, even if it's true it's a tasteless thing to say.
action roommate, I'm really happy for you, and I'll let you finish, but T0pCod3r did some of the best trolling in this site of all time.
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