The Future of Work: Underground Investigation
- I'm working on a Remy-XO Cognac and the room is
semi-filled with contractors...mostly Australian.
This "sports" bar usually houses the Stanford Alumni,
Profs et al. You know..the ones who leave a tip in
front of their friends then wait till no one's looking
and grab it back and sneak out the room! That ain't
hyperbole either!! :)
Well..the gist of this is the computer contractors are
here. Two account managers are in the corner
discussing whether to hire Accel agency people or get
their own for less money; Whether Sun will compete
with IBM on the bid.
"I'd rather hire Sun people under IBM contractors..;
Sun doesn't have enough people in place to handle the
There's a team of Brit, S. AFrican and Australian (
Australian lead) in the corner discussing who's
equipment in Iraq they're gonna use.
So..when did the high-tech jobs start heading to
Australia? Perth, or Perth operate as a hub for
international contractos coming to Silicon Valley just
for training, in particular?
More later or after the next drink.
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