I really hate recruiters. 90% of jobs via recruiters have been terrible where as 0% of direct hire (applying directly with the company; at most their internal HR recruiter) positions have been considerably better.

For my next position, I really want a direct hire. My minimum standard:

1) Direct Hire

2) No non compete clauses (see: https://penguindreams.org/blog/...)

3) Allow for my primary laptop/desktop to be Linux (see: https://penguindreams.org/blog/...)

Anyone hiring Scala, Elixir, Ruby, Python, Java programmers in Chicago?

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    A con-compete clause is fine if and only if the company is willing to pay you for the blocked time after your job has ended, and with your regular salary. That's also how you can see whether they really want it, i.e. if they put their money where their mouth is.
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    @Fast-Nop I actually mention that in the blog post I references.

    In Germany, this is the only way you can have a non-compete clause; you have to pay out the employee for the duration of the non-compete.
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