With Silicon Valley reeling from a downturn and many technology professionals struggling to find work, Amir Mahzouf appears to have it made.
The 46-year-old programmer makes $112 an hour as a contract worker, and he works at Hewlett-Packard, reputedly one of the most employee-friendly firms in the nation.
I have never made any claim that I work(ed) for HP, Compaq, or any contracting firm doing business with either company.
My only claim is that I am a stockholder .... and your bitching online about anything ... repeat .. anything ... during the business day robs ME of shareholder value.
So if you are with HP .. and since today is NOT a company holiday ..... quit bitching about your point and get back to work!!!!
While you are arguing your point - valid or invalid as it may be - my damn portfolio keeps dropping in value.
Maybe we should get rid of some of those damn contract employees so that you can do some of the work!!!!
First of all, I agree with the fact that HP needs to develop the talent in house. That's my ultimate goal and when I see projects that I know match with skill sets of talent that exists in house, that's great. But there are way too many projects that "require" talent just for that project delivery, as all other resources are booked. Nothing wrong with contract labor in that situation.
You seem to miss the rest of my points or understand client facing issues and projects, as I have been with HP for MANY years and have seen us grow from a little $5B company to what we are today. Not sure if it was all good, but it is what it is, and that's where we are....
You are far from "being" the future, with your attitude jack. Get a life, some people Want to be contract labor. They don;t want to be tied to any single company. Ever talk to a Real Estate Agent, Union Contract Labor like a carpenter or brick layer? Grow up....
Max: I agree, HP's WFR practices are a bit bizzar to say the least. I remember one really good Project Manager (in the middle of a MAJOR implementation) who wsa WFR'd and then HP screwed up the installation, had to hire multiple replacements, and finally brought back the original guy to clean up the mess. That was a real Cluster-XXck... HP is way to short sighted too often....