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

George R. george
Tue Sep 6 12:54:14 EDT 2005

Mikel King wrote:
> On Sep 2, 2005, at 4:34 PM, Michael Shalayeff wrote:
>> Making, drinking tea and reading an opus magnum from  alex at pilosoft.com:
>>> On Fri, 2 Sep 2005, Vertigo wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 05:09:55PM -0400, Mikel King wrote:
>>>>> Anyone know of a good source for entry level (low 30s) PC Techs?  Some
>>>>> one who might be capable of learning MAC and BSD...?
>>>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>> Oh, I see what you're looking for--a place to find a bunch of naive
>>>> computer geeks to give crappy jobs to.  No raises, no benefits,  
>>>> strictly
>>>> off the books.  401K? Yeah, right.  Yeah, there's this corner in  
>>>> Queens
>>>> that always has a bunch of mexicans standing on it every morning.  I
>>>> believe they charge per diem, but my spanish is a bit rusty.
>>> I sense hostility. This attitude is probably why you will be next  
>>> person
>>> to be fired (or were fired recently).
>>> Fact is, in this industry, you get paid according to your skills.  If 
>>> your
>>> skills justify 150$/hr, you will have no problem finding someone  who 
>>> will
>>> pay you that. If on other hand, you are a PC reboot monkey, you  will 
>>> have
>>> problem finding even 30k$/year job.
>> if everybody in the industry would be paid for their
>> skills i think average celery would not raise above
>> minimal wages. overwhelming majority of peoples are
>> completely out of clue what are they doing...
> I'm thinking you meant salary not celery, of course if you'd like  work 
> for celery we might be able to work something out...;-)

I think the best route is working with a local college, such as Baruch. 
  My personal experiences with Ivy-league interns has been generally 
negative.  If your pop's a big guy at Morgan Stanley, you are somehow 
convinced at 21 that you too can take his job.

Schools with CS departments are a real pool of young 20-somethings 
looking for a direction.  Particularly those with previous real 
experience.  Hey, the salary certainly beats the $15k I started working 
for way back when.


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