Jobs and work

Jeff LaCoursiere jeff at jeff.net
Thu Sep 12 20:54:56 BST 2002


I'm still looking for a full time network admin (though an offer has been
made) and an infrastructure specialist (high level of *nix, networking,
weblogic mgmt, and oracle skills a plus).

j

On Thu, 12 Sep 2002, Paul Civati wrote:

> Paul Robinson <paul at iconoplex.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> > Ha ha ha ha! Sorry, but this made me laugh a little. I've been on the
> > job market since last November. There is *nothing* out there.
> 
> Yeah, well, I'm well aware of the current climate.
> 
> This is why I'm seeking some constructive comments.. and kind of got
> the feeling there were some people here who were managing to do okay.
> 
> > The main problem is competition. There is a lot of people out here,
> > and not so many jobs. As a result, prices are coming down, employers are
> > getting ten times as many applicants as they did 2 years ago, and people
> > are coming down  in job specs to earn money.
> 
> >From a personal perspective I'm looking at doing small short term
> jobs.  There IS work out there, colleague of mine recently did a weeks
> worth of #800/day work (admittedly they haven't coughed up yet!).
> 
> > Somebody who was a tech director of a dot.com 2  years ago, is now
> > hacking PHP together to pay the rent.
> 
> Maybe it's the systems/admins area that is more saturated, my colleague's
> brother has just started a largish java development project, with another
> possible one after that.
> 
> > looking, but also expecting to do something completely outside IT for a 
> > year, just to get some moolah.
> 
> Always a thought, that is if you have those other ideas of what you'd
> like to do..
> 
> > Good luck, and if your eventual employers need somebody with experience
> > as well as yourself, and they're in Europe, give me a shout. ;-)
> 
> I'm not really looking to go permie again any time soon.
> 
> -Paul-
> 
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