[rescue] [geeks] Looking for a sysadmin gig in Houston/remote

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us
Wed Dec 2 10:39:07 CST 2015

Please don't take any of this the wrong way, I'm happy that things went well for 
your friend.

That said, I have observed quite a few out-sourcing's, and have been on the bad 
end of the out-sourcing stick twice.

Your friend truly "made out like a bandit" and the story is very much a fairy 
book out-sourcing story.

I would love for nothing more than to see 100 replies to my post telling me how 
wrong I am, and how great everyone else is making out after their job has been 
out sourced to India, etc, but I just don't think it is a common deal, or even 
rarely seen.


On 12/ 2/15 07:54 AM, hike wrote:
> Sometimes, it is much better to stick around and train your replacements.
> A friend of mine stayed around to train his replacement.  He was an IT
> Project manager type at that company.
> The company sent him to Europe to train people in the out-sourced call
> center.  3 weeks pay, travel abroad, nice accommodations, good people, time
> for a week of vacation in Europe.
> The company gave him all his IT equipment (laptop, desktop, etc.) and paid
> for retraining and a stipend while he retrained.  The training was months
> long.  And the company paid for his certification tests.
> He found a position as a Limited-Time-Employee (LTE) at a large IT
> consulting/integrator/hardware company and has worked the same contract for
> about four years.
> The company offered a package for the out-sourced IT employees if they
> helped with training.
> Those who refuses received a straight severance package.
> He asked for a better deal when he agreed to train the replacements and the
> company gave him one.
> Being b
in the knowb
, there is always the possibility of turning a painful
> experience into a delightful one.  Most out-sourced employees that I am
> familiar with donbt ask/negotiate in this type of situation.
> Maybe you can get a sweetheart deal like my friend.

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