Yes, I noticed. The bottle is almost empty now Oh well ... I have three morenpap wrote: I had to drink half of your 15-year-old stuff.
scorp123 wrote:Yes, I noticed. The bottle is almost empty now Oh well ... I have three morenpap wrote: I had to drink half of your 15-year-old stuff.
Not as luxurious as with my current employer, but that was to be expected. Oh well ... I don't get married to them, I don't have to stay with them for the rest of my life ... my wife and me discussed this all evening, if they suck I can still leave them as well and search again if I really really need to.kenetics wrote: What about benefits, retirement, etc?
As far as I understood they started in 2002 with a dozen or so employees and now they make 40 million profit per year and have 140 employees .... They are specialised in providing IT and ASP services to health insurance companies (and there are many here in Switzerland!), and given the numbers of transactions their installations have to deal with every day, they are very focused on UNIX, Linux and IBM MainFrames (which will slowly be replaced with UNIX and Linux until 2008); they do a little Windoze too, but the job they are offering me would clearly be focused on UNIX and Linux and MiddleWare stuff (application servers, databases, etc.)kenetics wrote: How stable is the smaller company?
Why bet on one horse if you can bet on two or even more? I employed the services of a professional "head hunter" and together with him I "pimped" my CV (no lies or untrue stuff .... we just pimped the presentation style so that it now should be a joy for every HR dude to read my CV). And this head hunter has submitted my CV to some other companies too .... So I am in no rush to sign any contract yet, I first want to see what kind of other reactions I get from the other companies ... But still, this job I got offered today is a great opportunity worth thinking about ...kenetics wrote: How marketable are your skills if the move doesn't pan out?
Unless small fish sharper teeth than big fish and big fish old, slow and/or without teeth. A small Piranha can make a big whale run away ... just bite hard enough where it hurtsnpap wrote:Confucius says:" Bettel big fish in smorr pond than smorr fish in big lake"
And: Smorr fish arways food fol big fish!
Too risky of going bankrupt here. There simply aren't enough potential customers in all of Switzerland (the total population here is only around 7 million people) let alone in the area where I live for this kind of one-man-show. Plus the market here is already saturated with one-man companies who try their luck with IT services of various kinds ... some are succesful, others vanish just as quickly as they appeared. That's too risky for me. I have a wife, I have a kid, I have financial obligations ... If I was still single and alone I'd consider taking on this challenge. Or if I lived in a more urban area with more potential customers around me, then maybe the chance of survival would look better. But here where I live? And with wife and kid who depend on me ... Nope, better look for a job at one of the established companies, IMHO.mintero wrote:How about starting your own linux services company?
Hmmm ... are you serious? Because that idea sounds very attractive to me ... Always wanted to work for a Linux distributorclem wrote:Not to mention that you might be contacted by me to work on the Linux Mint Support Center if things work well over there. See, you're not finished being head-hunted
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