The tag 'jobs' seems to be used a lot for questions around the role of UX, skills and career-development ( This tag might even encourage these type of questions, which I understand are not really appropriate for

I can't think of a question that I would tag with 'jobs', maybe except for the type of things you would find on a website in some category 'jobs'.

So, should we

  • remove the tag (and also review the older questions with this tag) or
  • change the description in a way that might even help to prevent bad use or bad questions[2]

[2]can't think of a good description right now and also I am not sure if users really pay attention to tag descriptions

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I vote to remove it along with the . I think any legitimate questions would also have the tag which will encourage questions more in line with the values of the site.

I agree. Career development is on-topic, but basic jobs are not. There is a jobs/careers SE site, I think, which is probably more appropriate for that. – Schroedingers Cat May 15 '12 at 11:41
@SchroedingersCat most of these [jobs] questions here aren't on topic for The Workplace either, but I'm all for killing the tag. – Ben Brocka May 15 '12 at 14:39
I wasn't sure on the workplace, but I reckoned that adjusted question for there might work. Or some completely different site. If it is dead, then people will have to look for other places. I only thought that other sites might be better, and we can focus on the practice, rather than the career aspects! – Schroedingers Cat May 15 '12 at 17:54
@SchroedingersCat no no, The Workplace is still alive, I just meant I killed the employment tag. – Ben Brocka May 16 '12 at 14:34
@BenBrocka Ah Ok. Thank you. – Schroedingers Cat May 16 '12 at 20:33

I removed the Employment tag. I'm considering merging with [career-development]. If the questions really, truly require UX/ect expertise, they seem acceptable for here. The "jobs" tag seems to only really be used for this purpose, not job offers/ect

@user12999 honestly ux-field is a bit of a wildcard. Perhaps worth a separate question, it's not entirely a synonym of anything else – Ben Brocka May 18 '12 at 13:46
Agree, sounds pretty wide... – greenforest May 18 '12 at 18:18

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