Oh mighty Bobo,
You must be working for a Sheik or a Sultan if you only have 6 months of ProIV experience and are making more than anyone here on this forum will EVER make per hour. I'd gladly switch jobs with you here in Sweden.
Don't hold your breath about this job, Bobo. Word around here is that we will suggest a good aquanitance of someone already here for the role. What the skills of the other people are, we don't care. Ol' Vijay Garg himself <the co-writer of the ProIV program> would have the door slammed in his face over the legend of this after hours "colleague". As the ProIV world gets smaller and smaller, Bobo, you will find that this practice, although unmentioned, is done everywhere. I'm not saying it's fair to put the need to keep the contractors happy, in this one-horse town, over the needs of the client, but that's how I got my job here many months back so I'm not complaining.
The moral of this story, Bobo, is that if you have to lower your rate to 50 pounds per hour just to consider this job in Sweden, then you're going to be sadly disappointed at what the rate actually is.
I am sorry I have not replied to you, but I took a couple of days off so that I could go on a self-paid COBOL course.
Great, now I can apply for some of those jobs in Scotland where you MUST have mainframe.
I assure you that I am not on 50 / hour now, I just believed that was a fair rate. Sorry I am new at this, I am only an employee, but my company bills me out to clients as a 'Consultant', and 50 / hour is a lot less than they charge.
Who is this Ol' Vijay Garg?
It is an exotic sounding name? Is he one of these Indian outsourcing people? Surely he would be too busy working for SHELL, or whatever the name of that petroleum company, is to be interested in working in Sweden.
Does anybody know if any of the Indian outsourcing companies are taking on UK contractors?
Do they have any such companies in Thailand, that would be more appealing?
Any ideas how I could become an aquaintance of somebody on site to give me a better chance?
Thanks, and am happy for you that you are not complaining.