Re: remote DBA job - pros and cons.

From: Prasad <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 10:43:31 -0800
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the hiring company has a strong employee base in India . I guess in this case the client manager didnt agree to deal with a person who is in India so they are trying to fill it by hiring somebody who is here in US. I am not very sure but i think hiring lot of people on W2 give them a better impression while they project there company to USCIS to get H1s.

On Jan 15, 2008 10:19 AM, Mark Strickland <> wrote:

> Besides the Jr. level hourly rate and no benefits, another aspect of this
> to consider is how much isolation you can handle. At my job, I can work
> from home just about anytime I want, but I choose to go into work most days
> (it helps that I can walk to work in 35 minutes so I don't have to deal with
> a commute). Even though I'm a typical IT introvert, I still like things
> going on around me. Plus, there's a lot of collaboration that happens
> onsite that doesn't readily happen when you're off-site. Perhaps a remote
> support DBA job doesn't involve so much collaboration, but I would argue
> that it should. My impression is that the attempt by many American and
> European companies to send DBA support offshore has been met with mixed
> results due largely to difficulties in communication and collaboration.
> Regards,
> Mark Strickland
> Seattle, WA
> On Jan 14, 2008 3:34 PM, Prasad <> wrote:
> > All,
> >
> > 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 .
> >
> > -Prasad
> >

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