• Subject: Re: Programmers vs Consultants
  • From: RBBaird@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 14:34:17 -0500

From: Lori Hainey <lhainey@hbs-inc.com>
Subject: Re: Programmers vs Consultants

You have GOT to be kidding!  Did you pull the clients aside and slap them
across the face a few times?  "HEY! WAKE UP! I'M DOING THIS FOR YOUR OWN

Did you show them the last 10 years of news 3x/400 or midrange computing
magazines?  Show them the last 10 years of IBM marketing materials?

This is a no-brainer!  That's like telling a customer to run his network on
windows for workgroups, v3.11!  If you can't convince the customer the
error of THESE ways, then it is beyond me how these poor slobs have/will
stay in business, you don't want their business, and I for one would have
left the project in protest anyway.

Seriously, that has to be the most bizarre story I've heard in years!


> complete re-write currently and want to be more progressive in coding in
> future, why re-write in RPGII? We told them this would put them in a
position of
> needing ANOTHER complete re-write when in the future whereas RPGIV would
> them to go forward with mere "tweeking" where needed. They went with the
> consultant and dropped us from the contract. We told them they should at
the very
> least seek additional opinions from more "current skill capable"
consultants to
> be certain the person they have is not just staying with his comfort zone
> of their best interest.
<snip again>

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