Re: Need PL/SQL guru for easy money, long distance

From: R. Nightingale <>
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 17:55:02 -0500
Message-ID: <7nvv6l$odl$>

Seven years ago I was charging about $25 per hour for C and Paradox programming on DOS platforms. Even then I spent more time collecting than coding. At the time I was an out of work Vax administrator and Pascal programmer. Since then I've gotten pretty good at Oracle and Unix. And some other things.

Now I work for a major vertical software company charging $225-$250 for my Oracle-based software consulting services. Life is good.

If I wasn't already committed, I would take on a job like he's describing. However I'd need a $2000 retainer. I'm not going to run around as a collection agency! The sort of side cash he's talking about would cover greens fees or e-trade transaction fees. I'm sure there are graduate students who need some extra cash. That's how I started 15 years ago. Gotta love FORTRAN!


Howard Lee Harkness <> wrote in message
> On Thu, 29 Jul 1999 05:58:18 GMT, Brian Howard
> <> wrote:
> >pay $20/hour for up to 20 hours a week. That's an easy $1600/month for
> Hint: If you were willing to pay going rates, you might get more
> working software for less total money. For $20/hour, you will be
> lucky to get a high school graduate who has actually heard of Oracle.
> This level of 'consultant' will probably take two or three months just
> coming up to speed on what your application is all about, then spin
> his wheels for a year or so without actually delivering any working
> software at all.
Received on Sun Aug 01 1999 - 00:55:02 CEST

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