I was more or less reiterating what was said in one of the first messages on this subject. Y2K, too many contractors in the market, tighter budgets. I believe it's a combination of all those things. Also add into the mix the desire for companies to migrate from RPG development to other languages such as Java. "Phil Kestenbaum" <firstname.lastname@example.org>@midrange.com on 06/12/2000 11:52:34 PM Please respond to CONSULT400@midrange.com Sent by: email@example.com To: <CONSULT400@midrange.com> cc: Subject: Re: Where Have All The Contracts Gone... I don't understand this. It doesn't explain why so many consultants are out 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 scare > 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 athere > truly did not have the level of experience, knowledge and outright ability > 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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