[Pdx-pm] (OT) Contract work a viable option?

John Sechrest sechrest at peak.org
Fri Jun 27 12:45:42 CDT 2003

Paul Blair <masque at pobox.com> writes:

 % On Friday, June 27, 2003, at 11:21 AM, Ovid wrote:
 % > ...and is their enough of a market out there for a programmer to make 
 % > a living?

 % Short answer?  No, there sure isn't.  I've been scraping the bottom of 
 % the barrel for months now.  There's just nothing out there unless you 
 % have contacts.  If you know someone, you can get in, but I have had 
 % zero luck with cold resumes.

 I agree, cold contracts are still hard to get.

 I just opened up a job for a manager and got oooodles of applications.

 We have over 250 engineers on the streets in corvallis from HP, roguewave,
 electroglass and Agilent letting people go.

 I know lots of these folks are looking in the portland market too.

 I wonder if anyone is being successful with niche ecommerce web sites
 as a way to generate revenue.

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