[LINK] QANTAS moving IT staff to India. Any ACS response??
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Sat Feb 10 08:59:34 EST 2007
At 05:51 PM 9/02/2007, steve jenkin wrote:
>Anyone know if the ACS has a response to QANTAS talking about moving
>~350 IT jobs to India??
>I saw this article and was amazed at a couple of paras. Seems like a
>predictable stuff-up wasn't avoided or the downside contained by
>management - so now Australian jobs have to go. Who'd have thunk?!
>"TAKEOVER target Qantas has logged a $20 million increase in computer
>and communications spending as it battles rising costs in a troubled,
>$200 million enterprise software project."
>"The carrier attributed the cost blow out in part to increased
>expenditure on IT projects related to its $200 million eQ business
>software replacement program." [From $239.9M to $259.1M for YE 31/12/06]
What do you expect! Aussie IT people, most of them anyway, aren't real IT
people. They are "Drag and Droppers" and the result is, the best IT people
aren't working in the country (or for the ocuntry) any more.
No surprise a project of this nature blew out it's budget. This was one of
the reasons I retired from IT R&D. I got sick of putting in quotes for a
lousy $20 an hour over 6 months, and quoting hardware below my cost, only
to be undercut by someone else.
12 months later I get a call from the "client" asking if I can come in and
fix the $200,000, now $500,000 project as the tender winner wasn't quite up
to par and blew their budget. Then they have the nerve to ask me if I'd be
willing to accept $10-$15 an hour, on 12 hour days, for whatever time is
needed to make all the miss matched hardware work.
Do I get a budget to replace the useless hardware? Goodness no. Because
I'm known as the guy that can "make apples into roast beef."
It's no surprise Qantas has been hit with negligence on it's part and the
part of it's "contractors."
I'm a so tired of hearing the whinging after the failure has been discovered.
Maybe I should go back into IT for 6 months, sounds like these days I could
make $500 an hour.
And in 1992, the Opera House had me for $22 an hour on a project, allocated
me to all kinds of other things, then hired a guy for $120 and hour and
demanded I teach this guy about LAN topology, how to install network cards
and to take over my job.
No surprise when I left the phone rang offering me considerably large Daily
sums of money to return.
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