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Votes: 9

 Update on the job situation

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Nov 28, 2001
Things get curiouser and curiouser.

Why outsource me, when I can be laid off from my current job, hired by a contracting firm, and make both Accenture and that contracting firm a buttload of money just to do my old job. It's possible, and I'm finding out more information now.


More diaries by theboz
So long job...
A bad smell
The only downside to this situation is that I would possibly have to forfeit my severence check, which is not really fair, but it could be good if I had enough of a pay increase to cover that and some extra. Also, I have other potential jobs that I am being emailed about as well, as well as a possible Sysadmin II position at the college I used to work at.

I guess things aren't as bad as I thought yesterday after all.


Techie Promotion (5.00 / 1) (#1)
by ucblockhead on Wed Nov 28th, 2001 at 09:11:28 PM PST
That's a story as old as the microchip. Either lose your job (or quit in disgust) and get hired at a greatly increased salary.

I didn't think it still happened... (none / 0) (#4)
by theboz on Thu Nov 29th, 2001 at 05:12:17 AM PST
I thought all the people getting laid off are supposed to be like Signal 11. I really have no desire to move back in with my parents, so I think I would try harder to get a better job (including moving if necessary to a city where there are more jobs) and get something decent rather than giving up and working at K-mart.

A word of caution (5.00 / 1) (#2)
by SpaceGhoti on Wed Nov 28th, 2001 at 10:11:11 PM PST
It probably doesn't need to be said, but I'll say it anyway.

Giving up your severance check for this is a risky proposition. Once you've been let go, there's absolutely no obligation for them to accept you as a contractor again. If you're going on their word, insist on a written statement guaranteeing continued employment in exchange for waiving your severance. Otherwise, you might find yourself with neither severance nor a job.

Good luck.

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I set a deadline for them. (none / 0) (#3)
by theboz on Thu Nov 29th, 2001 at 05:10:21 AM PST
I told the recruiter that I needed to sign my severence package by December 31, so I we would need to speed things up if they are definitely interested in me. The only way I would not sign my severence package is if I were offered a job, and I liked it enough and accepted it. It would have to be enough to offset my severence package as well.


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