"When are human resources (HR) people going to realize that most
Linux folk are not Microsoft fanatics nor Microsoft serfs? The true
Linux guru will most likely be able to use Word just fine, if he
has it at all. Sure, he can pull up his resume’ written with
LaTeX or OpenOffice.org and Save as Word format. I know this. But
is it not showing foul ignorance and grotesque insensitivity on the
part of these HR people to insist on Word format? There are so many
open and pseudo-open standards to use, why ask for a closed, moving
target like Microsoft Word format? It can be seen as, and has been
seen as, an insult to the person with hard earned GNU/Linux
"What I see when I read these requests for Word format documents
is ignorance. Gigantic, pimple on the nose of HR, ignorance. Which
I find tragic in this day of a growing Linux job market."
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