Subject: Re: can anyone offer Lisp job?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 02:24:09 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Svenne Krap  <> wrote:
| I don't know what your living expenses are in the US, but here you can 
| barely live for say 1200$ a month after taxes as a single person (I 
| figure it is not that different in the US).

*HAH!*  We wish.  $1200/month won't even pay my *rent*!!
[And I'm getting a good deal, due to long tenancy...]

| By the way, I go for around 100$ an hour (as an indepedant consultant, 
| not employee)...

A highly-experienced person can certainly still get that in
the SF Bay area for short-term technical gigs, though you'll
have to do some serious negotiation to have that hold up for
longer-term work.

| I would not take a paid job for less that say 40-45.000 dollars/year 
| before taxes (as I am danish there is not such things as 
| medical/dental/whatever benefits paied by an employer - the only 
| exception is pension payment).

Here fairly-hefty medical/dental/etc. benefits are considered standard
for full-time employees, though of course independent consultants don't
get any of that. The typical benefits package around here is ~30% of
base salary, so if you think you're worth a $45K/yr salary you shouldn't
price yourself at less than $31/hr (minimum).


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