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

From: Alejandro L.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 9:18 PM
Do you guys have any side project for me ? freelance ?

http://www.linkedin.com/in/ramonalejandro 

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM, Ben Melanio <[address removed]> wrote:

Thanks Bradley, I appreciate that.  I replied to everyone on the list as you suggested.  Take care!

 

Ben

 

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From: "Bradley D. Thornton" <[address removed]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 24,[masked]:46pm
To: "Ben Melanio" <[address removed]>
Subject: Re: [HTML5LA] HTML5 Developer Contract opportunity in Los Angeles

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On 07/24/[masked]:32 PM, Ben Melanio wrote:
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> Hi Bradley,
>
> For a Junior Developer, I think the rate is a little on the low end but definitely not ridiculous. This is mainly based on the fact that our client has a limited budget allotted for this particular project. However, this position is not a corp-to-corp or 1099, it's a W2 through our agency, Ashley Ellis. We offer full benefits to all our Contractors while out on assignment to our clients. That said, I do think it's an excellent opportunity for a junior developer looking to gain experience and work with a great team while utilizing and honing their skills.
>
> Thanks Bradley,
> Ben

No problem Ben,

You might want to follow up by clarifying that on the list itself
though. I've received several replies off list from people expressing
the same horror at the rates you listed.

It's not a job for me though. My rates are considerably less flexible
and NorthTech doesn't do W2 anyway.

I hope you find a decent candidate. Moreover, I hope that the client
does well with the contractor. We usually get what we pay for.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Bradley D. Thornton" <[address removed]>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 24,[masked]:57pm
> To: [address removed]
> Subject: Re: [HTML5LA] HTML5 Developer Contract opportunity in Los Angeles
>
>
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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:
>
>> HTML5/CSS
>> Canvas
>> XML
>> 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, "...an
> *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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