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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    molsonexpert Guest

    <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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    Neil Guest

    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
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  4. Periodic

    Neil Guest

    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
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    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.
     
    Techie, Nov 25, 2004
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    T-Bone Guest

    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
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  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.
     
    Periodic, Nov 25, 2004
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    molsonexpert Guest

    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
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    Doom Guest

    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
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    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
     
    MikeF, Nov 26, 2004
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    JaR Guest

    In microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcse, MikeF climbed on a soapbox & opined:
    Amen. That right there says something is not kosher with the deal.

    JaR
    Cynical Thug
     
    JaR, Nov 26, 2004
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    T-Bone Guest

    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
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  13. 2nd. there is a wireless timing device that is used to time
    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
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  14. 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
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    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.

    --
     
    LnkWizard, Nov 29, 2004
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    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.
     
    Consultant, Nov 29, 2004
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  17. To me it looks like one grandiose scam, looking to separate the suckers....
    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
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  18. i'd question any company that requires you to rent a time validation device
    may be the company's from india!

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

    Consultant Guest

    oh, well then that's fine

     
    Consultant, Dec 1, 2004
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    First, the wireless time tracking device he mentioned = a cell phone with a program they give u for free (has to be a touch screen phone tho)

    2nd, there is no money required to start working, u take part of what the customer pays

    Im not sayin anything about the company good or bad but dam, get some stuff straight before talking.


    Wireless time tacking device...LOL
     
    Georgeishere, Dec 10, 2007
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