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_Maxxx_17-Dec-08 23:47
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'cwpt in my case it was the Agency setting the test not the employer - presumably because the agency staff are as thick as a three week old thickshake and wouldn't know a line of C# from a pile of pooh.

I igenuinely had someone from an IT recruitment agency recently ask me if I knew UB .Net

If I knew then what I know today, then I'd know the same now as I did then - then what would be the point?

.\\axxx
(That's an 'M')

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