Slav(e) labor?

Backbytes reports on a job ad in the U.K. that went as follows:

European Systems IT and business development manager, Wimbledon…An Accountancy company based in London is looking for an All Rounder with the following skills: Visual Basic, Access, VBA, SQL, HTML and ASP. You must also have a Degree in IT or Computing and speak and write ALL of the following: English, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Polish. Not too much to ask!’ For this, you can expect to earn £27,500 per year.

Andrew Joscelyne
European, a language technology industry watcher since Electric Word was first published, sometime journalist, consultant, market analyst and animateur of projects. Interested in technologies for augmenting human intellectual endeavour, multilingual méssage, the history of language machines, the future of translation, and the life of the digital mindset.


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