Contractors _ARE_ good people

Subject: Contractors _ARE_ good people
From: Bill Hartzer <XBJH%mimi -at- MAGIC -dot- ITG -dot- TI -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 1996 08:09:03 -0500

Someone said the following in a recent message:

"...True. I think that right there you've got an excellent argument for
hiring good people and treating them well, as opposed to farming work
out to contractors."

I may be taking this out of context, but I _DON'T_ like the fact that
"you" (whoever you are) refer to contractors as bad people. There _IS_
a need for contractors out there, as we provide companies a valuable
service. We're able to step right in, get the job done in a reasonable
amount of time, and get it done right the first time.

Just because I may be a contractor doesn't mean that I'm a bad person.
In fact, contractors can easily get _more_ work done, and, ultimately,
are less expensive. We usually aren't a part of a company for more than
a few months at a time (depending, of course, on the length of the
contract); we simply don't have a chance to get tangled up in all of the
typical office politics that go around. We don't waste time
chit-chatting by the water cooler.

That's just my
opinion,
Bill Hartzer Bill Hartzer
Contract Technical Writer President
Texas Instruments, Inc. Highfield Marketing Group, Inc.
Dallas, TX USA Irving, TX USA
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