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Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Brian, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Hi!

    In the past year, I've seen jobs on Monster.com and the such about
    installing PC's at locations. I signed up for one and did the job and they
    said "more work is coming." Nothing came. I signed up for another one with
    another company, did the job and the same thing "more work is coming" and I
    never got called again.

    Anyone else experience this? Why would they hire a new person for each job?
    Or were these truly one time jobs and no more work came up?

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
    Brian, Nov 4, 2003
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  2. Brian

    martin426 Guest

    Yes. On the opposite end though. Up until May I worked for an IT
    Asset Management firm based out of Bellevue, WA. We had contracts
    with companies such as IBM and Compaq to do massive software rollouts,
    wall 2 wall inventories, etc. Typically, we would hire independent
    contractors (read TEMPS) in a city for which a company had a major
    presense (ie: We did Viacom in NYC). We would use them for the local
    area and any nearby cities, then let them go and hire a new team say
    when we headed to Boston. The company line was always "There may be
    more work." Sometimes this was true, but not always. For NYC we
    hired 30+ people, and perhaps 2-5 of those were used on other projects
    at a later date. Personally, I was hired on as a team lead for a
    project in Boston, then moved on to other projects, while the people
    we hired in each location were technicians. My experience was that
    the technicians who stood out from the crowd as far as effort, desire
    to learn new things, and ability were sought for further employment.
    Another factor was their ability to cover their own expenses. In my
    case, I would typically carry 5,000-10,000 in expenses weekly for
    myself and people who could not cover there own expenses.

    As for why we would do it this way, the skills that are available far
    exceeded our needs, and hiring managers would often recieve
    200,300,400 resumes from one job posting. Since 90% of those had the
    skills to do the job, training would take 1-3 days for the particular
    project. (Although for some companies extensive training was required.
    For instance, a pharmaceutical company would require extensive safety
    training since we would be working in labs and sometimes around
    animals.)

    "Brian" <> wrote in message news:<bo8b38$19p43c$-berlin.de>...
    > Hi!
    >
    > In the past year, I've seen jobs on Monster.com and the such about
    > installing PC's at locations. I signed up for one and did the job and they
    > said "more work is coming." Nothing came. I signed up for another one with
    > another company, did the job and the same thing "more work is coming" and I
    > never got called again.
    >
    > Anyone else experience this? Why would they hire a new person for each job?
    > Or were these truly one time jobs and no more work came up?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Brian
     
    martin426, Nov 6, 2003
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  3. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Thanks for the informative response. Since it was two different companies,
    it was kind of a hassle to fill out all of the paperwork for just one job. I
    gave up contacting them for "more work." I hope to find a company that would
    use me for more than one job in the future. Even 2 would be nice!

    Brian

    "martin426" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Yes. On the opposite end though. Up until May I worked for an IT
    > Asset Management firm based out of Bellevue, WA. We had contracts
    > with companies such as IBM and Compaq to do massive software rollouts,
    > wall 2 wall inventories, etc. Typically, we would hire independent
    > contractors (read TEMPS) in a city for which a company had a major
    > presense (ie: We did Viacom in NYC). We would use them for the local
    > area and any nearby cities, then let them go and hire a new team say
    > when we headed to Boston. The company line was always "There may be
    > more work." Sometimes this was true, but not always. For NYC we
    > hired 30+ people, and perhaps 2-5 of those were used on other projects
    > at a later date. Personally, I was hired on as a team lead for a
    > project in Boston, then moved on to other projects, while the people
    > we hired in each location were technicians. My experience was that
    > the technicians who stood out from the crowd as far as effort, desire
    > to learn new things, and ability were sought for further employment.
    > Another factor was their ability to cover their own expenses. In my
    > case, I would typically carry 5,000-10,000 in expenses weekly for
    > myself and people who could not cover there own expenses.
    >
    > As for why we would do it this way, the skills that are available far
    > exceeded our needs, and hiring managers would often recieve
    > 200,300,400 resumes from one job posting. Since 90% of those had the
    > skills to do the job, training would take 1-3 days for the particular
    > project. (Although for some companies extensive training was required.
    > For instance, a pharmaceutical company would require extensive safety
    > training since we would be working in labs and sometimes around
    > animals.)
    >
    > "Brian" <> wrote in message

    news:<bo8b38$19p43c$-berlin.de>...
    > > Hi!
    > >
    > > In the past year, I've seen jobs on Monster.com and the such about
    > > installing PC's at locations. I signed up for one and did the job and

    they
    > > said "more work is coming." Nothing came. I signed up for another one

    with
    > > another company, did the job and the same thing "more work is coming"

    and I
    > > never got called again.
    > >
    > > Anyone else experience this? Why would they hire a new person for each

    job?
    > > Or were these truly one time jobs and no more work came up?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Brian
     
    Brian, Nov 7, 2003
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