Re: remote DBA job - pros and cons.

From: Robert Freeman <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 09:39:21 -0800 (PST)
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Wondering if this is a case where the lure is sponsoring someone to come work in the US from abroad with a green card? If that is the case, then it might not be a good opportunity to get your foot in the door.



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  • Original Message ---- From: Andrew Kerber <> To: Cc:; oracle-l <> Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 7:08:49 AM Subject: Re: remote DBA job - pros and cons.

$33/hour on W2 for an Oracle DBA with no benefits? I bet they would love to have you work for that. At the very least, they need to provide benefits for that Salary. That's a junior DBA scale.

On Jan 14, 2008 7:00 PM, Dan Norris <> wrote:

No, that's not how it should work, I don't care where you live. If you're a contractor, then it's okay to provide no benefits, but if you're on a W-2, then I think it's fair to expect some benefit of being a full-time employee (and barred from seeking other work, I presume).

I'd love to play a game of "guess what company made you the offer", but that would probably get negative very quickly and might get mean. Regardless, I've already privately assembled a list likely possibilities, just for my own enjoyment :).

I don't know too many people that would be in a position to accept a job with the parameters you stated.


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From: Prasad <>
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Sent: Monday, January 14, 2008 5:34:08 PM Subject: remote DBA job - pros and cons.


recently I am being offered a remote support DBA job and the hiring company is asking me to quit my current regular position and work with them for 33$/hr on W-2 with no benefits. Well I am in no position to accept this . but still would like to know if this is how it works.

Thanks .


Andrew W. Kerber

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