Kenneth > Is it my fault that I didn't evaluate properly? Yes. If you're not in a position to properly evaluate required resources for a business requirement then you need to hire someone who does. > Snark. Is it > the coder's fault that they advertise blah blah that they can > do the job and deliver the deliverables then crap out? I did > evaluate and evaluate and evaluate numerous coders and they > were generally all the same. Part of the problem is that you're not differentiating between junior code-monkeys and senior architects - or indeed anyone in between. A junior code-monkey will almost always overstate their skillset and experience in order to get a job that will a) pay them money in the short term if they're lazy code-monkeys, or b) allow them to expand their skillset if they're ambitious code-monkeys. A senior architect will charge a lot of money, as they have a wealth of experience in how to design an appropriate system for your requirements and delegate the coding to previously mentioned code-monkeys. You may require someone in between. > What? I'm a stupid moran because > I can't cystal ball gaze? I doubt that you're a moron if you've been running a successful business for so long. Perhaps, though, you need to make changes to your business processes to accommodate a changing IT industry. Also bear in mind that all it takes to produce an awe-inspiring CV is a word-processor and access to the internet. You probably don't believe everything you read in the newspapers - the same goes for CVs. Look for genuine references from authoritative sources. > And no. You don't deserve $100 an > hour. That's your problem. Your opinion of yourself. That's your opinion, which you're perfectly entitled to hold. This is not the forum to express it. I'm pretty sure that you're a troll, but giving you the benfit of the doubt you can have my professional views (above) for free. I hope that they're of some use to you. -- Chris Marsh Software Developer t: +44 20 8246 4804 x828 f: +44 20 8246 4808 e: chris at globet.com w: http://www.globet.com/ Any opinions expressed in this email are those of the individual and not necessarily the Company. This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is confidential and privileged and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender immediately and delete it from your system.