2020 Oct 6, 10:32am
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Anyone else double dipping? I thought the job market was slowing down, but I've recently gotten a rash of emails and inquiries through LinkedIn again, so I'm wondering if things are picking back up.
I worked with a contractor at Schwab back in the dot-com bubble, and this guy had three "full-time" contracts going, none of which knew about the others.Triple-dipping!
I'm trying to gracefully decouple from the company I've been working for. Their technology is trying to go another way, mostly on the cloud. Which they need a data entry and cloud based ERP end users more than a developer like me. The last CEO, got rid of everyone but me, now I'm the only person left that knows anything for certain about what's going on. Spite the endless parade of know it all Millennials and Indian consultants, that THINK they know everything. The owners keep me around, because in spite of their side deals they have with the Indian consultants, that promised they know everything. They keep having to wrangle me into meetings, to tell the idiots trying to talk over me, to shut the fuck up and Listen. At this point I'm making six figures a year to sit at home, and wait for one of the three times a week meetings, or to get wrangled into to one of the meetings for their plans to take over the world. Is starting to go off track. I suspect it will be like this for t...
I'm not personally. My neighbor is though. Just finished up a big project for a big bank in IT/app development. He gets done what he needs to for that and then starts his work on side jobs. He frankly seems overwhelmed with the amount of work available. He asked me for help, but I'm out of my element in his word. Wordpress sites, sure. But not the work he's doing.
Yeah, the riches are in the niches. Last guy I worked with knew some old coding language that Wells Fargo needed and they picked him up on a project paying big bucks. He made a living on that archaic skillset, but no one knew it.