diep at xs4all.nl
Thu Oct 25 10:14:38 PDT 2012
Maybe this job is something for you.
Please see attached document showing exactly what client is seeking
for the above position. This is a fantastic NATO SECRET contract at
SHAPE HQ in Mons, Belgium, with occassional short spells in Afg.
This is start in November 2012 to January 2013 initially - if all is
going well, then you will continue for the whole of 2013; and then
again for the whole of 2014.
Rate is a max of €500 per day, plus flights, plus daily allowance
when away from Mons.
If you have the right skills - and are (ideally) currently NATO
SECRET cleared - but at the very least SECRET cleared - then let me
have your current CV, along with proof of your current clearance -
ideally copy cert, but failing that Ref number and who holds the
clearance, with contact details.
Finally, please complete the attached spreadsheet, making sure you
indicate experience in every box - even if the experience you have is
only 'an understanding of' etc.
Tim Lane, Director, OCC
OCC Computer Personnel
7 Alvaston Business Park,
Cheshire CW5 6PF
Telephone No +44 (0) 1270 627206
Facsimile No +44 (0) 1270 629168
Company No. 1389175
Vat No 338281056
On Oct 25, 2012, at 4:20 AM, Josh Catana wrote:
> As some working in HPC as an indefinite length contractor in the
> U.S. this topic intrigues me. Even though the company I contract
> for has me training their new employees and basically in control of
> everything in their environment for the last 3 years, they refuse
> to hire me on directly because I don't have a bachelors.
> On Oct 24, 2012 9:51 PM, "Vincent Diepeveen" <diep at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On Oct 25, 2012, at 2:26 AM, Joe Landman wrote:
> > On 10/24/2012 12:40 PM, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
> >> I bet in engineering and math type sciences plenty of funding from
> >> companies.
> > Think again.
> >> This lady was however in a more social area.
> >> So her statement is totally correct.
> >> I explain this, my words, as a feudal system where you have to take
> >> care for your own funding,
> >> either find a company to pay for it or some sort of organisation
> >> pays for the spot.
> > Ahh ... but thats how it is everywhere ... you have to find a prof
> > with
> > funding or self fund.
> The USA has a capitalistic system sir.
> You shouldn't do as if that's a ton better than a feudal system,
> because you managed to cope with that yourself.
> A single huge well known university in USA has larger budget than all
> universities in Netherlands
> together, though average income later on of them right now isn't
> lower than what a person makes in
> the USA.
> This if you look at the GDP versus population size.
> Netherlands has a GDP estimate in 2011 of 832 billion. Note 2011 is a
> bad year in Europe.
> USA has a GDP estimate of 15.568 trillion for 2011.
> Netherlands has 16.73 million inhabitants.
> USA 313.8 million (july 2012 estimate)
> That's a difference in population size in factor of : 18.7567x
> Despite that 'bad year' in 2011 caused by EU not overspending 50%+
> like USA is doing (spending versus income),
> If we divide that 15.568 trillion by 18.756 = 830 billion euro.
> So Netherlands is doing better than USA currrently, and that without
> overspending bigtime like US government is doing.
> If we'd do that then of course it SEEMS as if it goes even better
> here, for just a few years...
> Yet income was 832 billion and more people study here at university
> per each 1000 inhabitants than in USA.
> That's a difference between a capitalistic system and the European
> socialistic model.
> So the university system really is using real little budget if we
> compare it to the US universities.
> >> Unpaid spots means of course effectively you have to pay your own
> >> housing, not cheap in UK,
> >> food and whatever you like to do during student life.
> > In the US, students survive on spaghetti and ramen noodles.
> > Bangers and
> > Mash in the UK? I'd hope the food options were better.
> > More seriously, grad students flock to the profs with grants to pay
> > for
> > them. Its hard to pay your own way here without means. I ran an IT
> > support operation in my spare time and had a number of clients.
> > Slight
> > impact upon my studies in terms of available time, but considering
> > that
> > TA/RA wages are sub-poverty level (at least when I was doing it), I
> > sorta had no choice.
> > --
> > Joseph Landman, Ph.D
> > Founder and CEO
> > Scalable Informatics Inc.
> > email: landman at scalableinformatics.com
> > web : http://scalableinformatics.com
> > http://scalableinformatics.com/sicluster
> > phone: +1 734 786 8423 x121
> > fax : +1 866 888 3112
> > cell : +1 734 612 4615
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