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pmeswani
18th May 2011, 10:34
.... telling you about an amazing opportunity to work for an outsourcing company for a big client. Would you consider it as long as the rate was right? Just a hypothetical question. Entertaining and sensible answers are welcomed.

ThomasSoerensen
18th May 2011, 10:36
What is the cost of living in Bangalore?

MarillionFan
18th May 2011, 10:48
Once interviewed with Tata for the National Programme. I'd managed the development of GP2GP data migration tools and they needed that logic.

Offered me a one year fixed contract. £80k for the year to include all expenses, plus paid six weeks vacation excluding bank holidays, plus travelling to India.

They wanted me to go out and put together a fast track course on GP messaging and to document everything I knew about the different GP systems / databases etc

I told them to take a running jump.

Moscow Mule
18th May 2011, 12:50
I told them to take a running jump.

Should have done it for £250k then told them a load of bollocks.

They would have told you they understand, regardless of what you told them.

pmeswani
18th May 2011, 13:18
What is the cost of living in Bangalore?

It depends on whether I am sharing a room with 20 other people or not. Why do you ask? Plus the role will be in Northampton.

DaveB
18th May 2011, 13:29
.... telling you about an amazing opportunity to work for an outsourcing company for a big client. Would you consider it as long as the rate was right? Just a hypothetical question. Entertaining and sensible answers are welcomed.


It depends on whether I am sharing a room with 20 other people or not. Why do you ask? Plus the role will be in Northampton.

Frankly, if the rate is right, I'll do it. (within reason, no smutty comments!)

pmeswani
18th May 2011, 13:47
Frankly, if the rate is right, I'll do it. (within reason, no smutty comments!)

Cool. I just wanted to make sure that my morale compass is good enough. I tend not to like overseas outsourcing companies for the main reason that they take employment out of the country and offshore it to India and other countries.

MayContainNuts
18th May 2011, 17:58
Just been in Bangalore for a month. What an eye opener! Back now for another period on the bench!:(

amcdonald
18th May 2011, 18:02
Sounds like a role for Bob Shawadiwadi

OwlHoot
18th May 2011, 18:18
Just been in Bangalore for a month. What an eye opener! ...

In what way? :eek

Bobs clutching FTVs massing at airports like those aliens parading on the mother ship in Independence Day? :eek:

MayContainNuts
18th May 2011, 18:34
In what way? :eek

Bobs clutching FTVs massing at airports like those aliens parading on the mother ship in Independence Day? :eek:

Just an incredible workforce! Talented, clever, loads of them and cheap! Wow are they cheap!

I was over to set up some products for a UK company I had been working for earlier in the year. It's like a skills social database/webservice/site , quite clever. Bit like LinkedIN but for companies to be able to connect directly to Indian talent. I suppose it will be the future for outsourcing.

It's just these guys really want it. I had four guys on my shoulder for the whole month. No chance of any more work though.:frown

cojak
18th May 2011, 18:51
.... telling you about an amazing opportunity to work for an outsourcing company for a big client. Would you consider it as long as the rate was right? Just a hypothetical question. Entertaining and sensible answers are welcomed.

The rate is never right.

HTH

pmeswani
18th May 2011, 20:40
The rate is never right.

HTH

I wouldn't mind earning more than everyone else, I accept that I will never have the right rate, but I think you know I meant the rate I was comfortable with. :happy

cojak
18th May 2011, 20:44
No, I mean that when it's happened to me the rate is always £100 a day less than I'm currently on..