Re: remote DBA job - pros and cons.
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 13:25:56 -0600
Someone should explain to them that if they plan to hire someone in the US they have to obey US law. They might be able to get around the benefits issue to a certain extent if they only have a couple of employees in the US. Maybe the fall under the exemptions for very small business? I really don't know how all of that works though. In any case, I can't imagine they will find experienced DBA's for that wage.
On Jan 15, 2008 12:43 PM, Prasad <p4cldba_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 <strickland.mark_at_gmail.com>
> > 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 < p4cldba_at_gmail.com> 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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