J.L. Kirk Associates Threatens Blogger, Meets Blogosphere
There’s an old saying that one should never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel. As Bill Hobbs notes, this is more true than ever in the age of the blogs, where thousands of inter-networked sites are able to spread the message in hours.
The latest case in point is Katherine Coble, who is being threatened with frivolous legal action by J.L. Kirk Associates (formerly Bernard Haldane), an executive recruitment firm which, in the opinion of thousands, engages in questionable business practices.
Read Hobbs’ lengthy post for a roundup of the new media implications. See law professor Glenn Reynolds for a discussion of the legal merits.
As to J.L. Kirk Associates, Bob Krumm is right: “never, under any circumstances, ever pay a headhunter or a job placement firm to find you a job.” Indeed, I had two meetings with Haldane during my very brief unemployment in 2003 and laughed at them when they told me how much they wanted me to pay for their services. A week later, I found a job on my own.