Just recently, we hired a new systems administrator named Mark. He lives in Virginia. Thats six hours off the GMT. One less than the current five guys in Chicago. Two less than Jamis in Idaho. So what?
He was the best of the candidates available, wed be crazy not to pick him up, no? Well, apparently there are still plenty of crazy companies and hiring managers out there. People unwilling to pick the better candidate because of geography.
Jonathan gives us just one example in his an Open Letter to Job Board Advertisers. So I thought this would be a good occasion to get the excuses out there: Why are you not hiring remote workers? [Signal vs. Noise]