Anyone hiring at the moment?

Richard Foley Richard.Foley at
Tue Sep 22 09:05:16 BST 2009

What, relocate to Amsterdam, whatever for?  Without investigation, I'd be 
prepared to bet that does most of it's "booking" online, 
remotely.  So almost the entire client base is remote, all transactions 
completed online, it's entire business model is remote.  Except the 

At the moment, I'm living in Munich and working one week in Rotterdam and one 
week at home, working remotely via a very handy little SSH tunnel, you know, 
the sort which encrypts your data so companies don't have to be worried about 
leaking critical information when the defence minister leaves a folder of top 
secret documents about the invasion in the back of a taxi on his daily 
commute to work.  Mostly, I come in to work in Rotterdam every other week to 
show my face so that the project managers can see that I appear to be 
working.  I'm being a bit unfair to my current employer here, because I CAN 
work remotely half the time, but this doesn't excuse my still having to sit 
at my desk like a bozo the other half of the time.  That the work is still 
completed, more efficiently and with milestones reached, when I am not in the 
office does not seem to register with most managers, as they appear to need 
to see head counts sitting at desks rather than having work completed on 
schedule.  It's not a results driven industry we're working in, it's a people 
counting and mini-empire building industry.  Sigh...

Richard Foley
Ciao - shorter than aufwiedersehen

On Tuesday 22 September 2009 00:16:24 Abigail wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 01:03:08PM +0100, Andy Armstrong wrote:
> > I've been bumming around contracting for the last few months - but I  
> > think that a regular salary probably suits me (and my slackness about  
> > invoicing) better. Is anyone interesting hiring at the moment or has  
> > this financial meltdown thing (news of which has reached even the  
> > provinces) stopped all the fun?
> Well, we ( are. But that unfortunally requires a relocation
> to (or near) Amsterdam, and I can't imagine anyone willing to do that.
> Abigail

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