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Re: [HTML5LA] HTML5 Developer Contract opportunity in Los Angeles

From: user 1.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 5:45 PM
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On 07/24/[masked]:32 PM, Ben Melanio wrote:
> I would like to share an excellent Contract opportunity with you for a fun company in LA.  
> Junior Front End Developer - Contract/ Rancho Palos Verdes, CA/ $20-$25 hourly 
> This Front End Web Programmer Has:
> Canvas
> JS
> An X-box on every desk!

Hi Ben,

Being located basically on the border of RPV and Torrance, this gig is
within 10 minutes max drive time of my home.

Although I'm assuming that an X-box is a great plus in lieu of what
strikes me as a dismal salary offering of less than 1/3rd market rate.

I could be wrong (am I wrong? Are people really working for rates these
low?), as most of my programming involves other languages and the
lionshare of what I do involves enterprise systems administration and
the deployment/managemen­t of Cloud based retail services. But the
compensation structure sure does seem quite low to me.

If people in this group are actually working for rates that low, and
making a commute on top of that, I might be inclined to send less of my
jobs to my offshore developers, who are charging me only 10 to 15
dollars less per hour.

Sure, I have to personally do some cleanups/follow ups, but I have to do
that anyway with any team I hire, generally speaking.

I most certainly would not categorize the position above as, "
*excellent* contract opportunity..." If nothing else, Corp to Corp or
1099 would eat you alive, affording almost not even the possibility of
paying your own medical insurance, transportation costs, other costs of
sales, and personal income tax.

I guess what I'm doing is asking here on the list if these are really
rates that are inline with what people are currently accepting at this time?

Your thoughts? Comments?

Kindest regards,

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Bradley D. Thornton
Manager Network Services
NorthTech Computer
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