Re: Re: another failed attempt at database independence

From: Finn Jorgensen <>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 15:16:49 -0400
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Hehe, not too long ago, when I was looking for a new gig, I was talking to a headhunter who needed a top notch Oracle guy for a 2-3 month gig (i.e. short term). They needed RAC knowledge, performance tuning expert and what-not. Sounded interesting. Pay? $40/hr. Talk about falling out of the chair laughing. haha. He then asked if I knew someone else interested and I told him, truthfully, that I didn't know anyone that would work any job for that rate.

On 5/9/08, <> wrote:
> That reminds me of a time way back in the dark ages(1998), Oracle Corp
> called and said "Hey we are interested in you becoming our hot-shot person
> for the state of ohio, you'll be on-call 24x365, have to be at a client site
> in < 3 hrs from when we call you, day or night, and we'll pay you $70K/yr,
> you interested?",
> I about fell out of my chair laughing.
> Joe

It's still like that as I'm sure you know. Many large companies only contract through a list of "preferred vendors". If you want in you have to sub-contract through them. They will take anywhere from 25-50% of the pie. All they do is push papers across the table.

>When I first started with Oracle, back in '90, I was a contractor. My
>pay was $9.50/hour. The contracting company charged the Bureau of
>Mines ADP group $21.50/hour for me. The ADP group (who all contracts
>had to go through) charged the office I was working for $35.00/hour.


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