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    #31
    I have been 100% remote working for the past 18+ months (Data engineering). Given everything is cloud based, I can work from anywhere that has a decent connectivity. Enjoying it so far.

    Decided not to accept any role that is not 100% remote. Having said that, I did reduce my rate by 10% to remain competitive.

    The roles I get approached for from Financial Institutions insist on in-person though. Sorry can't do that. I am happy with smaller clients (compared to IB's) like my current gig. Non-toxic, good balance and focusing on resolving issues rather than finger pointing.

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      #32
      Originally posted by BigDataPro View Post
      I have been 100% remote working for the past 18+ months (Data engineering). Given everything is cloud based, I can work from anywhere that has a decent connectivity. Enjoying it so far.

      Decided not to accept any role that is not 100% remote. Having said that, I did reduce my rate by 10% to remain competitive.

      The roles I get approached for from Financial Institutions insist on in-person though. Sorry can't do that. I am happy with smaller clients (compared to IB's) like my current gig. Non-toxic, good balance and focusing on resolving issues rather than finger pointing.
      Banks are going to be completely screwed if they insist on in-person work while also insisting on inside IR35 contracts.
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        #33
        Originally posted by eek View Post

        Banks are going to be completely screwed if they insist on in-person work while also insisting on inside IR35 contracts.
        Some of that is down to regulators and laws though where banks are concerned dont expect a regulator to understand or give a ****
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          #34
          Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post
          For peanuts. Oh dear.

          If an offshore resource is 10 times cheaper than an onshore resource, but takes 15 times longer to get the work done it doesn't work out cheap by any means. Factor in amount of rework and it becomes fantastically expensive. What so many companies fail to understand is that your IT systems are your business. I was working for a client of Satyam when that went down the tubes. Highly entertaining watching senior executives running around like headless chickens "Who's looking after our systems?! Who's got our data?!"

          I've been at the sharp end of offshoring and nearshoring for 20 years. I've worked with the beggers on the ground. I've also spent time with the offshore workers - I know what goes on.

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          I've done this too but on the hand-picked level rather than through big agencies. You CAN get someone for (relative) peanuts who is good if you look, but they will in my experience be coders rather than developers. Possibly very good coders especially if you need specialist skills (we did a lot of 3D rendering stuff) but still coders.
          For one project I was running a team of ~5 such guys - $20/hr level mostly not $5 doing the design and architecture and integration stuff while they churned out pretty good code day after day.

          The other point is that the good ones are only $15/20/hr for a while. Sooner or later they either get snapped up by some company, or jump up to $50/hr based on the reputation their work gives them.

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            #35
            Originally posted by BigDataPro View Post
            I have been 100% remote working for the past 18+ months (Data engineering). Given everything is cloud based, I can work from anywhere that has a decent connectivity. Enjoying it so far.
            Erm, hasn't everyone been 100% remote working for the past 18 months?
            Decided not to accept any role that is not 100% remote. Having said that, I did reduce my rate by 10% to remain competitive.
            The past 18 months may not be a good indicator of whats to come for kinda obvious reasons but you'd think work in that area would understand remote working though wouldn't you. No point coming in to the office to then work in the cloud
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              #36
              Originally posted by courtg9000 View Post

              Some of that is down to regulators and laws though where banks are concerned dont expect a regulator to understand or give a ****
              What regulator has an opinion on home working?
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                #37
                Originally posted by Lance View Post

                What regulator has an opinion on home working?
                none that I am aware of. As far as I am aware none of them understand it even after the pandemic
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                  #38
                  Originally posted by courtg9000 View Post

                  none that I am aware of. As far as I am aware none of them understand it even after the pandemic
                  There are roles in banks e.g. trading that couldn't be done from home even during the lockdowns. However most IT roles can be done remotely.
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                    #39
                    Originally posted by SueEllen View Post

                    There are roles in banks e.g. trading that couldn't be done from home even during the lockdowns. However most IT roles can be done remotely.
                    Correct. Even during pre-pandemic period I used to work min 1 to max 2 days from home. All of a sudden they are so stubborn, insisting on being physically present. But this has worked out well for smaller consultancies/companies. They are now able to grab highly experienced within their budget.
                    Last edited by BigDataPro; 9 September 2021, 08:24.

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by d000hg View Post
                      ...
                      The other point is that the good ones are only $15/20/hr for a while. Sooner or later they either get snapped up by some company, or jump up to $50/hr based on the reputation their work gives them...
                      Exactly. Hence the haemorrhaging of systems knowledge.

                      Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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