Outsourcing Perl programming

Andy Armstrong andy at hexten.net
Thu Jun 7 12:19:19 BST 2007

On 7 Jun 2007, at 11:57, Pete Sergeant wrote:

> In the interest of automating my life as far as possible, I'm  
> trying to
> find a freelance Perl programmer to do some of my side project
> programming for me.
> Problem is, I'm a cheap bastard.
> I'm looking to pay 10UKP/hour, for maybe 30 to 40 hours a week. For  
> that
> I want a Perl programmer who'll do boring testing and documentation  
> and
> logging-type tasks for me, but do them well.
> I think I'm unlikely to find such a person for such a rate in the
> US/Canada/England. So I'm happy to outsource to far far away.
> Anyone have any recommendations/ideas/etc on finding a Polish or  
> Indian
> or other person who's likely to be highly technically competent, and
> happy to work for 10 UKP/hour?
> I've heard that a problem (and this might be massive stereotyping,
> but...) with outsourcing to the far east is that you'll often find
> yourself with a programmer who's not got much initiative. Not a  
> problem.
> I'm looking for someone to do drudge work.
> Ideas/flames/thoughts/etc plz

Cheap bastard! :)

If you find someone get them to recommend their friend to me. Or pay  
me the money and I'll do it all in a slapdash British style in half a  
day and spend the rest of the week scratching my arse.

Andy Armstrong, hexten.net

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