Category: Job Market

Would you like a sign-on bonus with that sir?

I recently put a very terse email together to a recruiter.  These people have been sending me 3-5 emails PER WEEK on a position that is almost completely foreign to “Data Storage”  (Well, it does involve data…but that’s it about as close as it gets.) Recruiting is another place where supposedly technical work is going …

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On Security….

Security is a good thing….until it isn’t. Security isn’t a good then when it interferes needlessly with productivity.  By needlessly I mean to say when you don’t get the security you’re looking for but instead make it harder for your people to do their job than needs to be. A few examples: 1.   Company “A” …

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Consulting 101 (or “So you wanna be a consultant…”) – Part 1

Ok, I’ve been asked, and as of next week I will have worked as a consultant in all three different types of arrangements.  I thought it might be a good idea to explain the pros and cons of different consulting positions. To sum it up, there are three different types of consultants.   The W2 (Or …

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Ethics of hiring in the storage industry…

So a friend passed on this story and I thought it worthy of commenting on. He’s been going through the interview process with a major storage manufacturer to work in their Backup & Recovery group.  On getting through the ‘tentative’ offer a comment was made: ‘I really want to bring you on but I have …

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