Tag: consulting

I’m sure this link will disappear shortly, but I received an email with it. They claim this is a “Business Analyst” role. Here’s a quote from the link though: This roles is starting off as a 6 month contract.  This role is for 10 hours per week at a starting rate of $25.00/hr. That is sooooo far below market rate it would be laughable if they weren’t serious about it. Can you say “illegal aliens are us?” I knew you could. They claim this is a downtown Chicago contract if that helps you envision what market rate really is for a BA.    

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New grads are starting out north of $100K/year plus bennies. Some of the bennies are roughly half again their salary. Just how much “consultant” do you really expect to get for $45/hour or less? Do the math. A “standard” salary year is 2000 hours. 2000 * $45 = $90,000  

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http://news.yahoo.com/2nd-lawsuit-alleges-infosys-misuses-us-visas-130747618–finance.html?_esi=1 This time by an account manager!  If anyone should have know about the criminal activity it should have been the account manager.    

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It’s quite refreshing to find out that now even the Wall Street Journal is supporting the very statement I have made for years. There is not now, nor was there ever a skills gap. I love this quote from the article:  I had an employer write to me the other day saying they had a skills gap, and they really did. It wasn’t wages, because they did market wage surveys, and they were paying what everybody else was paying, and all the employers, by the way, are having a skills gap, so it’s a big problem. Well, if everybody’s got the same problem, and you’re all paying the same wage, it’s probably the case that you’re not paying enough. So the way markets work isn’t you set the wage and…

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We all get these phone calls. Well, this week I got another one. Here’s how the phone call went: Caller ID: I really should leave the phone number in here but they have probably changed it long ago. Caller: this is blah from blah-blah-blah. I see you have some Linux in your background and I’m looking for a good Linux person, do you have time to talk? Me: I’m kind of busy now, but, what is it you are looking for? Caller: Well I just wanted to spend a few minutes talking about your background and seeing if you were keeping yourself open for new opportunities. Me: What is it you are looking for? Caller: Well, as I stated, I’m looking for someone that is good with Linux and I…

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