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[nycphp-jobs] Benefits

mmw mmwaldman at nyc.rr.com
Mon Mar 15 19:38:39 EDT 2010


That sucks.  You know you can by in though maybe the freelancer's union, if
your budget can allow?

Jane Doe

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Davey [mailto:davey at daveywhitney.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 7:13 PM
> To: 'Elissa'; 'mmw'
> Cc: jobs at lists.nyphp.org
> Subject: RE: [nycphp-jobs] Benefits
> 
> Yea seriously, I would be happy to have full time work that pays even
> $40,000 a year. Try freelancing, living gig to gig, not knowing if you're
> going to have work in the future. Health benefits? I haven’t been to the
> doctor in over two years. For dinner today I had oriental ramen with
> ground
> chicken.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jobs-bounces at lists.nyphp.org [mailto:jobs-bounces at lists.nyphp.org]
> On
> Behalf Of Elissa
> Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 7:05 PM
> To: mmw
> Cc: jobs at lists.nyphp.org
> Subject: Re: [nycphp-jobs] Benefits
> 
> 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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