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Subject:Subject: RE: Did ya ever wonder?? From:Kathleen Kuvinka <kkuvinka -at- EPICOR -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 4 May 1999 09:18:59 -0700
Do you ever notice how other tech writers are treated in the organization? I
may (and should) get a better computer than a contractor (after all, I have
deadlines too), but both of us will have to wait in line behind R&D, QA, the
executive staff, etc. to get anything better.
> -----Original Message-----
> I'm on my, oh, I don't know...maybe 6th or 7th
> contract. Without fail, I'm given the most obsolete
> computer in the department.
> OK, I can understand how it is thought that since I'm
> only around for a limited amount of time, why "waste"
> a perfectly good 300-400 mhz Pentium II with 64 or
> 128mb RAM when there are several extra 90, 100, or 133
> mhz Pentiums with 16 or 32mb.
> No problem yet. However, when you thnk about the
> conditions under which a contractor is brought
> in...tight deadline, finite-length contract, complex
> processes to be documented, buggy unoptimized alpha
> version apps, high cost overhead, etc., does it make
> Just a word to the people hiring contractors...make
> sure the equipment is on par with the conditions that
> you expect contractors to work under...a dollar saved
> on the front end may not end up saving you money in
> the long run.