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Is this Needed? Dragging OT

From: Johnson, George <GJohnson_at_GAM.COM>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 17:11:32 +0100
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        Not wishing to drag this way off topic....

        In all seriousness is this the general perception of contractors across the globe? That we are a tolerated resource but ideally the world might be a better place without us. As a contractor in the UK, maybe I've been lucky but I haven't run into that many fly-by-night cowboys, obviously one or two that think they know all and shout louder to cover their obvious lack of knowledge. Personally I feel it's a requirement for me, as a contractor, to always document everything, always do the best you can and always listen to what is required, offering my opinion, not what I consider to be a "fact". At the end of the day, if the employer is not happy, I am out on the street at the end of the month looking for new work, if don't pull my weight.

        Just idle curiosity on a Friday afternoon...

-----Original Message-----
From: Norman Dunbar [] Sent: 27 Oct 2005 7:55
Subject: RE: Is this Needed?

Morning Chris,


>> ..can you say "responsibility" and "consultant" in the same
sentence? ;o)

I'm a contractor, I take full responsibility for all my actions.

How's that ?


Norman Dunbar.
Contract Oracle DBA.
Rivers House, Leeds.

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