[nycbug-talk] Anyone know of a good source...

Josh McCormack joshmccormack
Sun Sep 4 01:55:56 EDT 2005

> On Fri, 2 Sep 2005, alex at pilosoft.com wrote:
>> Fact is, in this industry, you get paid according to your skills. If your
>> skills justify 150$/hr, you will have no problem finding someone who will
>> pay you that

The only people I've heard suggest their industry or business is a 
meritocracy are people at the top. I'm not brilliant or gorgeous, but 
all the same, I feel like I've had low times when others had plenty of 
work who maybe shouldn't have in those circumstances. This is what I've 

-live below your means. Save up money with the expectation that things 
will go wrong. Have hidden supplies of cash at home for yourself and 
your family in case you need it fast and ATMs are not working.
-make hay while the sun shines. when you can work 15 hours a day and get 
paid for it, thank God and take on as much as you can handle. At least 
for a while.
-be able to do more than one thing for money.
-Network like mad. Help out people for free whenever you can. Always 
help out recruiters.
-be cool. don't take things personally, be an asset under pressure.


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