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Lesson Learned from Contracting, Revisited Expand / Collapse
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Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2008 9:39 AM
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Know Thy Contracting Agency.

I've been contracting for 10 years and in my time I've come across all types. Some good, some bad, the worst (from a contractors point of view) are the often the ones with exclusive tie-ins with the larger corporate's. I've always thought that an agency should try and look after both sides....
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Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2008 10:28 AM
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I think that main problem on contracting market is absence of particular expert.
As a result contracting companies or self offer not what customer need but what
they can do and study at work. The last is good if you have a year or longer
contract.
To have good contractor you need organize them around big development company
or collage. But this is not possible because a know how secrets contractor can
sell to whoever.
From other side contractors hired for different purpose :
political (internal management is not responsible for result;
getting audit to control internal stuff and do not pay to it in correspondence)
as an additional hands to existing team;
as a main project force;
as a fixing existing project expert or replacement for a previously failed team.
All this in combination with existing stuff and its qualification and whole company
management culture gives us possible variants.
I believe in most cases this combination is unsuccessful specifically for a short term.
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Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2008 4:25 PM


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Awesome article.

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Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2008 5:33 PM
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Very fair article, I have seen similar situations many times. Recently a database developer, hired to design dataware house even after technical interview.

80% its staffing agency fault, they sends the resume where the company margin is the highest.



Kindest Regards,

Syed
Sr. SQL Server DBA
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Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2008 10:00 PM
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Excellent one. I think lot of us faced the same kind of problem. :):D


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