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[nycphp-jobs] Benefits

Elissa elissa at silvatechmedia.com
Mon Mar 15 19:05:11 EDT 2010


Dear Jane,

Like many on this list, I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

However, even the most promising candidates are having trouble finding
financially rewarding work in this economy. From where I'm sitting,
there is no shortage of qualified candidates offering to work for
below what's normally considered market rates.

Here's the April Fools part:
"Also, I'll be needing 4 months paid sick time the first year and 2
months vacation and $150k/year (at least.)"

You're asking for 150K for 6 months of work. That's a 300K salary,
plus anticipated downtime. Wow. I'm all for paying techies what
they're worth, and the best are worth a lot, but that's an April Fools
kind of starting salary. I'm sure most people on this list would be
very happy to start at 100K, or much less.

All the best,

Eliza Etzon



On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 5:43 PM, mmw <mmwaldman at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> What part was a I kidding about?   How difficult it is to find a short-term
> gig?
>
> Jane Doe
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: jobs-bounces at lists.nyphp.org [mailto:jobs-bounces at lists.nyphp.org]
>> On Behalf Of Rolan Yang
>> Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2010 8:43 PM
>> To: jobs at lists.nyphp.org
>> Subject: Re: [nycphp-jobs] Benefits
>>
>> Two and a half more weeks till April fools.
>>
>> mmw wrote:
>> > I've got 10 years tech experience, 3 in web development and a computer
>> > science degree from UC-Berkeley, plus, I'm a "borderline" genius.
>> Whatever
>> > that means.  I'm smart enough to progam a computer.
>> >
>> > Y'all know anyone who wants to hire me full-time and have their
>> insurance
>> > pay for my thoracic spinal surgery, wheelchair, etc that I've needed
>> since
>> > ...
>>
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