Heard of Rescuecom? Seek job advice

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Periodic, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. Periodic

    Periodic Guest

    I applied an job ad by Rescuecom appeared in NYC. They
    claim to be a computer consulting company. They promises
    on-site support within one hour after receiving a customer's
    call. It's a great news to hear from them after so many of
    my job inquiry went unanswered.

    Now they ask me to sign a contract they sent by email. And
    I hesitate to sign it.

    1st, there is no website or phone number for me to reach
    them to learn more of the company and the opportunity.

    2nd. there is a wireless timing device that is used to time
    hours spent at a customer's site. The device will be rented
    to me at $30 a week. So it comes to $120+ for a month even
    if I don't get any work. They pays me $25 per hour for tech
    work and $45 for consulting work.

    If you've heard of the company or worked for the company,
    let me know how the company is.

    Third. I am not new to the field but I haven't had much
    opportunity to do real work. So I'm not that experienced
    and AM a little scared. Let's say they dispatch me to
    install an Windows Server 2003. If I'm lucky, the
    installation goes without a hiccup. But if there is an
    stray, Sure I can come here for advice, but that takes time.
    So I might get stuck.

    The idea situation that I'm looking for is they send me out
    along with a more experienced tech. I can do all I'm
    capable of. But if something gets me, there is an senior
    tech to back me up. Would consulting company do that?

    Should I apply for this job?
     
    Periodic, Nov 25, 2004
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  2. Periodic

    molsonexpert Guest

    "Periodic" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    <snipped>

    tough call if you have little experience and you need the work.

    btw, i believe you when you say you have no experience because it took me
    all of about 3 seconds to find their website.

    steve.
     
    molsonexpert, Nov 25, 2004
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  3. Periodic

    Neil Guest

    did you hear "molsonexpert" <> say in
    news:OqR#:

    >
    > btw, i believe you when you say you have no experience because it took

    me
    > all of about 3 seconds to find their website.


    what you mean www.rescuecom.com

    --
    Neil MCNGP #30
    "Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to
    learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for
    their apparent disinclination to do so."

    Doug Adams
     
    Neil, Nov 25, 2004
    #3
  4. Periodic

    Neil Guest

    did you hear Periodic <> say in
    news::

    > I applied an job ad by Rescuecom appeared in NYC. They
    > claim to be a computer consulting company. They promises
    > on-site support within one hour after receiving a customer's
    > call. It's a great news to hear from them after so many of
    > my job inquiry went unanswered.
    >


    AAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And I thought I had problems with the English language....

    --
    Neil MCNGP #30
    "Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to
    learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for
    their apparent disinclination to do so."

    Doug Adams
     
    Neil, Nov 25, 2004
    #4
  5. Periodic

    Techie Guest

    I only needed the first line to know that this guy couldn't write English to
    save his life, and by the end of his post I was fearful for any company he
    would show up at to do work.

    "molsonexpert" <> wrote in message
    news:OqR%...
    >
    > "Periodic" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >
    > <snipped>
    >
    > tough call if you have little experience and you need the work.
    >
    > btw, i believe you when you say you have no experience because it took me
    > all of about 3 seconds to find their website.
    >
    > steve.
    >
    >
     
    Techie, Nov 25, 2004
    #5
  6. Periodic

    T-Bone Guest

    "Periodic" <> wrote
    > I applied an job ad by Rescuecom appeared in NYC. They
    > claim to be a computer consulting company. They promises
    > on-site support within one hour after receiving a customer's
    > call. It's a great news to hear from them after so many of
    > my job inquiry went unanswered.


    They look like a pretty big company. However, it looks like you work on call
    and of course you don't get paid unless they send you on a call. IOW no skin
    off their nose if they hire too many people. They'll just ignore you until
    you quit.

    It might be worthwhile to find the local franchisee through their web site
    and find out how busy they are and how much work they will give you. It may
    beat collecting unemployment, but then again it may not.

    T-Bone
    MCNGP XL
    Been there, done that.
     
    T-Bone, Nov 25, 2004
    #6
  7. Periodic

    Periodic Guest

    Hey tacky, thanks for reminding my poor English. Tell me
    how you got in this field when you started out. I bet you
    know everything from the first day you are hired. And I bet
    you could write English when your mother still had you in
    her womb.

    Sorry all. The first time I'm here and this is what I am
    getting. Please help me with some constructive suggestions.

    On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 16:00:25 -0500, "Techie"
    <> wrote:

    >I only needed the first line to know that this guy couldn't write English to
    >save his life, and by the end of his post I was fearful for any company he
    >would show up at to do work.
    >
    >"molsonexpert" <> wrote in message
    >news:OqR%...
    >>
    >> "Periodic" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>
    >> <snipped>
    >>
    >> tough call if you have little experience and you need the work.
    >>
    >> btw, i believe you when you say you have no experience because it took me
    >> all of about 3 seconds to find their website.
    >>
    >> steve.
    >>
     
    Periodic, Nov 25, 2004
    #7
  8. Periodic

    Techie Guest

    Boo Fucking Hoo cry me a river

    Yes everyone is a rookie at some point but they don't all post moronic
    rubbish in newgroups.

    "Periodic" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hey tacky, thanks for reminding my poor English. Tell me
    > how you got in this field when you started out. I bet you
    > know everything from the first day you are hired. And I bet
    > you could write English when your mother still had you in
    > her womb.
    >
    > Sorry all. The first time I'm here and this is what I am
    > getting. Please help me with some constructive suggestions.
    >
    > On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 16:00:25 -0500, "Techie"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >>I only needed the first line to know that this guy couldn't write English
    >>to
    >>save his life, and by the end of his post I was fearful for any company he
    >>would show up at to do work.
    >>
    >>"molsonexpert" <> wrote in message
    >>news:OqR%...
    >>>
    >>> "Periodic" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>
    >>> <snipped>
    >>>
    >>> tough call if you have little experience and you need the work.
    >>>
    >>> btw, i believe you when you say you have no experience because it took
    >>> me
    >>> all of about 3 seconds to find their website.
    >>>
    >>> steve.
    >>>

    >
     
    Techie, Nov 26, 2004
    #8
  9. Periodic

    molsonexpert Guest

    "Periodic" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hey tacky, thanks for reminding my poor English. Tell me
    > how you got in this field when you started out. I bet you
    > know everything from the first day you are hired. And I bet
    > you could write English when your mother still had you in
    > her womb.
    >
    > Sorry all. The first time I'm here and this is what I am
    > getting. Please help me with some constructive suggestions.
    >
    > On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 16:00:25 -0500, "Techie"
    > <> wrote:
    >


    One of the first rules of job search: if they show interest, research the
    company before doing anything else. My intention wasn't to be belligerent,
    but you originally mentioned they didn't have a website, yet I suspect you
    didn't even try looking.

    My gut feeling is that they're legit, but it's probably one of these places
    where the majority of employees are newbies and those between jobs and need
    something to do short term. The turnover rate is probably through the roof.
    If your main goal is experience, then go for it, but keep looking on the
    side. I don't see your bank account benefitting from it in the long run.

    my 2 cents (Cnd.)

    steve.
     
    molsonexpert, Nov 26, 2004
    #9
  10. Periodic

    Doom Guest

    <most of question snipped>
    > Should I apply for this job?


    I don't think that a computer company would send you with an experienced
    tech unless they plan on keeping you and get you trained. They would not
    need you if they have a more experienced tech to do the work. Why pay 2
    people to do one job right. Also, I would not depend on THIS or ANY ng to
    answer questions (especially THIS ng). You need to learn research skills if
    you're going to survive in this field. Sounds to me like you're scared of
    failing.

    my 2 cents.
     
    Doom, Nov 26, 2004
    #10
  11. Periodic

    MikeF Guest

    Rule of thumb:

    Don't pay someone in order to work for them. (You can start for me
    tomorrow, and I'll only charge you $100 a month.)

    Here's what to do: Apply. Sign the contract. BUT FIRST, BEFORE YOU
    SIGN, cross out anything that says you pay them. If you are truly desperate
    for work, put in "to be taken from wages or earned income." Whichever
    modification you make, put your initials next to the modification. This is
    legally binding if they accept it.

    Don't pay someone to work for them.

    Mike


    "Periodic" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I applied an job ad by Rescuecom appeared in NYC. They
    > claim to be a computer consulting company. They promises
    > on-site support within one hour after receiving a customer's
    > call. It's a great news to hear from them after so many of
    > my job inquiry went unanswered.
    >
    > Now they ask me to sign a contract they sent by email. And
    > I hesitate to sign it.
    >
    > 1st, there is no website or phone number for me to reach
    > them to learn more of the company and the opportunity.
    >
    > 2nd. there is a wireless timing device that is used to time
    > hours spent at a customer's site. The device will be rented
    > to me at $30 a week. So it comes to $120+ for a month even
    > if I don't get any work. They pays me $25 per hour for tech
    > work and $45 for consulting work.
    >
    > If you've heard of the company or worked for the company,
    > let me know how the company is.
    >
    > Third. I am not new to the field but I haven't had much
    > opportunity to do real work. So I'm not that experienced
    > and AM a little scared. Let's say they dispatch me to
    > install an Windows Server 2003. If I'm lucky, the
    > installation goes without a hiccup. But if there is an
    > stray, Sure I can come here for advice, but that takes time.
    > So I might get stuck.
    >
    > The idea situation that I'm looking for is they send me out
    > along with a more experienced tech. I can do all I'm
    > capable of. But if something gets me, there is an senior
    > tech to back me up. Would consulting company do that?
    >
    > Should I apply for this job?
     
    MikeF, Nov 26, 2004
    #11
  12. Periodic

    JaR Guest

    In microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcse, MikeF climbed on a soapbox & opined:

    > Don't pay someone to work for them.
    >


    Amen. That right there says something is not kosher with the deal.

    JaR
    Cynical Thug
     
    JaR, Nov 26, 2004
    #12
  13. Periodic

    T-Bone Guest

    "MikeF" <> wrote
    > Don't pay someone in order to work for them. (You can start for me
    > tomorrow, and I'll only charge you $100 a month.)


    Exactly. Its like a temp job. There is no motivation except $ for them to
    find you work as it costs them nothing to keep you on staff. Probably best
    off to find some other source of income to supplement this work if you can.

    T-Bone
    MCNGP XL
     
    T-Bone, Nov 26, 2004
    #13
  14. >2nd. there is a wireless timing device that is used to time
    >hours spent at a customer's site. The device will be rented
    >to me at $30 a week. So it comes to $120+ for a month even
    >if I don't get any work. They pays me $25 per hour for tech
    >work and $45 for consulting work.


    you, or anyone else, must real desperate to take this 'offer' up.

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, Nov 27, 2004
    #14
  15. >I don't see your bank account benefitting from it in the long run.

    or the in short and medium terms either!

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, Nov 27, 2004
    #15
  16. Periodic

    LnkWizard Guest

    To me it looks like one grandiose scam, looking to separate the suckers....
    err... I mean employees from their money. Paying the company to keep
    track of your work hours? If you take this position I hope you like
    being screwed.

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    "He who does not test himself is worthless indeed"
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    "The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere" <.> wrote in message
    news:...
    > >2nd. there is a wireless timing device that is used to time
    > >hours spent at a customer's site. The device will be rented
    > >to me at $30 a week. So it comes to $120+ for a month even
    > >if I don't get any work. They pays me $25 per hour for tech
    > >work and $45 for consulting work.

    >
    > you, or anyone else, must real desperate to take this 'offer' up.
    >
    > Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    LnkWizard, Nov 29, 2004
    #16
  17. Periodic

    Consultant Guest

    i'd question any company that requires you to rent a time validation device
    that is so cheap. if they are that strapped for cash that they cannot
    provide this to their consultants, you would most likely have a hard time
    getting them to pay you, should they send you on a gig.



    "Periodic" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I applied an job ad by Rescuecom appeared in NYC. They
    > claim to be a computer consulting company. They promises
    > on-site support within one hour after receiving a customer's
    > call. It's a great news to hear from them after so many of
    > my job inquiry went unanswered.
    >
    > Now they ask me to sign a contract they sent by email. And
    > I hesitate to sign it.
    >
    > 1st, there is no website or phone number for me to reach
    > them to learn more of the company and the opportunity.
    >
    > 2nd. there is a wireless timing device that is used to time
    > hours spent at a customer's site. The device will be rented
    > to me at $30 a week. So it comes to $120+ for a month even
    > if I don't get any work. They pays me $25 per hour for tech
    > work and $45 for consulting work.
    >
    > If you've heard of the company or worked for the company,
    > let me know how the company is.
    >
    > Third. I am not new to the field but I haven't had much
    > opportunity to do real work. So I'm not that experienced
    > and AM a little scared. Let's say they dispatch me to
    > install an Windows Server 2003. If I'm lucky, the
    > installation goes without a hiccup. But if there is an
    > stray, Sure I can come here for advice, but that takes time.
    > So I might get stuck.
    >
    > The idea situation that I'm looking for is they send me out
    > along with a more experienced tech. I can do all I'm
    > capable of. But if something gets me, there is an senior
    > tech to back me up. Would consulting company do that?
    >
    > Should I apply for this job?
     
    Consultant, Nov 29, 2004
    #17
  18. >To me it looks like one grandiose scam, looking to separate the suckers....
    >err... I mean employees from their money. Paying the company to keep
    >track of your work hours? If you take this position I hope you like
    >being screwed.


    I remember some kinda construction scam in the nyc area back in 80's,
    whereby people paid some company to worked for nothing for a few
    weeks, before they realized they'd been conned!!

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, Nov 30, 2004
    #18
  19. >i'd question any company that requires you to rent a time validation device
    >that is so cheap. if they are that strapped for cash that they cannot
    >provide this to their consultants, you would most likely have a hard time
    >getting them to pay you, should they send you on a gig.


    may be the company's from india!

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, Nov 30, 2004
    #19
  20. Periodic

    Consultant Guest

    oh, well then that's fine

    "The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere" <.> wrote in message
    news:...
    > >i'd question any company that requires you to rent a time validation
    > >device
    >>that is so cheap. if they are that strapped for cash that they cannot
    >>provide this to their consultants, you would most likely have a hard time
    >>getting them to pay you, should they send you on a gig.

    >
    > may be the company's from india!
    >
    > Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    Consultant, Dec 1, 2004
    #20
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