[thelist] RentACoder

Chris at globet.com Chris at globet.com
Thu Aug 17 04:58:11 CDT 2006


> 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

> 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
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