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

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Wed Dec 2 19:53:57 CST 2015

On Wed, Dec 02, 2015 at 02:51:43PM -0500, Nick B wrote:
>Easy.  "Cut 10m off our operating budget and you get a 1m bonus in 3
>6 months later
>"Onshore everything successfully and you get a 1m bonus in 3 months."
>(Ok, the cycle isn't usually quite *that* short)

When Halliburton closed the Austin office (offshoring most of the positions),
after 2-3 years the person who had made that decision had moved on to another
company, the promised savings weren't up to par, and a lot of the people who
had been laid off were brought back as consultants.  It always made me smile
to see them in the hallways of the Houston HQ.

Turnover at the offshoring companies was something like 300% from what I
heard, so they had to keep constantly retraining new people.


Bill Bradford
Houston, Texas USA

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