• Subject: Re: Where Have All The Contracts Gone...
  • From: "Jim Franz" <franz400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 22:23:27 -0400

We saw several customers, each with LARGE numbers of contractors, hire some
for in-house and end the contract for the others. They knew they were going
to do major multi-year projects, and wanted only extremely highly skilled
contractors or in-house employees. No more contractors doing just RPG. jim
----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Kestenbaum" <pike4@ix.netcom.com>
To: <CONSULT400@midrange.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 12:52 AM
Subject: Re: Where Have All The Contracts Gone...

> I don't understand this. It doesn't explain why so many consultants are
> of work now, or the many who's contracts are winding down, and they have
> nothing lined up.
> Phil
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <BEllis@oriental.com>
> To: <CONSULT400@midrange.com>
> Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 2:14 PM
> Subject: Re: Where Have All The Contracts Gone...
> >
> > In a way it's a good thing the market is tightening up a little.  It's
> > called survival of the fittest.  I agree, there were many people jumping
> on
> > the contracting "bandwagon" for Y2K.  Now it's over, and all of the
> > along with it.  Budgets are tighter etc.. you see a lot of those same
> > people going back to regular employee positions.  A lot of the people
> there
> > truly did not have the level of experience, knowledge and outright
> > to be contractors in the first place.  I saw many instances where the
> > profession was give a bad rap due to this.  At least this is what I've
> > experienced in the midwest.
> >

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