What's going on at all with the IT world in Toronto?

hannibal (汉尼拔)
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Former Deloitte & Touche consultant, who has earned more than
> > $100K annul salary and $76 per hour in his salary history, is now available
> > to work for you, as a contract consultant or permanent employee,
> > starting at any moderate rate you wish to pay.
> >
> > As long as you are not too stingy, and have the conciousness to promote him
> > or raise his salary if
> >
> > 1. you discovered that he is worth mre than what you are paying him now, and
> > 2. you have money to do so.
> >
> > I don't know what happened on earth in IT world in Toronto. Such a
> > top-notch IT professional with an extraordinary interpersonal and
> > communication skills still has difficulty to find an IT job.
> >
> > Here are three stories that he (my friend) recently told me.
> >
> > 1. A job agent phoned him for a project manager position, and asked him
> > about his previous salary. He told the truth, and then asked the agent how
> > much the position pays. To his surprise, the agent answered: "around $70K".
> > Then my friend said:
> >
> > "Well, although it is lower than my previous salary, it's acceptable to me.
> > I understand that the market is slow. Almost everyone's salary is reduced.
> > You can go ahead with my application."
> >
> > His application did not go ahead.
> >
> > 2. Another recruiter contacted him for two positions: Junior VB developer
> > position and Intermediate SQL Server Developer/DBA position. Both positions
> > pay low salaries. Since my friend has expertise in both area, therefore he
> > inquired:
> >
> > "Would you consider combining the two positions, and hire one individual
> > whose expertise level allows him to undertake both responsibilities and
> > maintain the same or even greater productivity level of one Junior VB
> > developer plus one Intermediate SQL Developer/DBA? That way, not only you
> > can
> > reduce your overhead or even budget, but also make my salary more decent."
> >
> > The answer from the recruiter is NO.
> >
> > 3. One agent was about to submit his application to a client. Then my friend
> > inquired about the so-called client. It turns out to be another agency whose
> > job is also to submit candidates' resumes to their clients.
> >
> > Then my friend asked:
> >
> > "Well, if this agency obtained my resume from you,
> > will the agency contact me and provide me client/position information and
> > obtain my explicit consent before he submit my resume to his clients?"
> >
> > "Not really"
> >
> > "So in a sense, I will have no control on where my resume will be going,
> > right? I don't feel really confortable with this arrangement."
> >
> > The agent tried to pursuade my friend, who, in the end, sticked to his
> > principle.
> >
> > So what's going on at all with the IT world in Toronto?
> > I could not believe that such a top-notch IT professional like my friend
> > still has difficulty to find an IT job.
> >
> > If any company or any firm is willing to hire a top IT professional who has
> > earned big bucks before and is willing to start with a lower rate (as long
> > as you don't mind), as a contractor or employee, on a full-time or part-time
> > basis, please reply to this message, and I will connect you to my friend.
> >
> > Thanks for your attention.
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