• Subject: Re: *** ADMIN: Consultants forum?
  • From: David Gibbs <david@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 22:35:41 -0600

Glenn:

Don & Janet are just about ready to start the CONSULT400 mailing list.

Keep an eye out for the annoucement.

david

At 08:56 AM 11/22/99 , Glenn Ericson wrote:
>Booth
>I  tend to agree  this would be a worthy addition to the midrange  family
>of  lists.
>
>David  what is  the consensus  so far?
>
>At 09:26 PM 11/21/99 -0500, you wrote:
> >I agree that there is need for a forum for discussions.
> >
> >I just had a situation where I found a COBOL guy to help an organization
> >that was in trouble and had given up entirely on ever finishing the
> >project, let alone finishing it on deadline.  We finished the project with
> >nearly a half day to spare and sent an invoice and heard nothing.  One
> >phone call to follow up was all that was needed to realize that we weren't
> >supposed to be successful with the project; we'd been hired to fail and
> >prove the need for big-budget changes in the affected department. (That is
> >a conclusion I drew, not provable anywhere).  As a result the department
> >manager discounted our invoice by 2/3rds.
> >
> >So, has anyone had this sort of thing happen?  What do you do?  Are
> >lawyers worth the trouble?
> >
> >I wish there was a forum where a discussion of this topic would be
> >on-topic.
> >
> >
> >_______________________
> >Booth Martin
> >boothm@earth.goddard.edu
> >http://www.spy.net/~booth
> >_______________________
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Mark Lazarus <mlazarus@ttec.com>
> >Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> >11/20/1999 05:12 PM
> >Please respond to MIDRANGE-L
> >
> >
> >        To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> >        cc:
> >        Subject:        Re: *** ADMIN: Consultants forum?
> >
> >Larry, James, et al,
> >
> >At 12:00 AM 11/14/99 -0500, you wrote:
> >>I too am one of us and find myself agreeing with James.  We certainly
> >wouldn't be
> >>looking for clients there because, well, their wouldn't be any!  I just
> >can't
> >>imagine what we would 'talk' about that can't be covered here on
> >Midrange-L.
> >
> >>> IMHO, as a consultant, I'm hard pressed to find value in such a list.
> >
> >>> Now I could be very wrong, but I imagine the first round of postings
> >>> would be a series of chest pounding to gain position by bragging
> >>> rights.  After that, no one would divulge their perceived competitive
> >>> edge.
> >
> > Here's my opinion on this.  I think that it can be a useful forum.  This
> >would be especially true for the little guy (i.e. a 1 man consulting
> >shop.)
> >
> > Some possible topics:
> >
> >- Subcontracting
> >- Rates for a service for a particular area
> >- Contract samples
> >
> > IMHO, it should be allowed to post opportunities and consultants seeking
> >work.
> >
> > -mark
> >+---
>
>

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