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superk

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:55 am    Post subject: Dumb Question about the "Job Vacancies" forum
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I've noticed over time that virtually all of the topics that notify of a "walk-in" event always seem to be held on a Saturday, rather than during the work week. What's the reason for that?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:40 am    Post subject:
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That is because you can look out for new jobs without the knowledge of your current employer.. This can enable you to continue hanging to the current job (as there is no need to apply frequent leaves to attend walk-ins) even if u end up not getting selected for teh new ones icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Dumb Question about the "Job Vacancies"
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That's a usual scenario in India:

1. Most of the IT-companies work 5-days a week. So the Interviewr is rather free on Saturday/Sunday to take the interviews. While the work during the week-days is not distrubed.

2. Many job-seekers ask for week-ends, probably because on week-days you don't get an off for an interview (if you are so honest to tell your current employer).

3. Some times, interviews are not scheduled at "actual" office-premises and interviewer needs to travel to some "local consultany" or some other location where you know people of skills, you're intrested in as an employer, are easily available -- week-ends is again an obvious choice, not to distrub the regular work at office.

Well, yes it's differnt here when compared with the situation in U.S. .
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Dumb Question about the "Job Vacancies"
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OK, thanks, just curious. Like you said, I'm not used to that concept here. icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:25 pm    Post subject:
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LOL, however, I like the work-culture of U.S., specially per-hour-basis payment is a good concept...icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Dumb Question about the "Job Vacancies"
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Hi Anuj,

Many contractors here are paid hourly but most full-time employees are paid on a salary basis. The pay for most full-time employees is the same for 50 hours as it is for 40. Or 60. . .

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:33 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Dick,

Yeah, however the concept of contractors is not much in fashion here in India... that's what I miss.

By they way, are you guys allowed to work as salary-employee for one employer and a contractor for other? Is it legal or government impose something on you?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:49 pm    Post subject:
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By they way, are you guys allowed to work as salary-employee for one employer and a contractor for other? Is it legal or government impose something on you?
Do you mean consecutively or simultaneously? In general, employment status can be complicated but there is nothing keeping a person from going from work as an employee to working as a contractor to working as an employee in consecutive jobs -- I've done it myself. Working two jobs, as an employee and a contractor, at the same time would depend upon the circumstances but the only restriction would be imposed by the companies involved (such as confidentiality agreements). And, of course, the ability of the person to handle both jobs!
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...And, of course, the ability of the person to handle both jobs!
Yep, one of the very first prerequisites...icon_smile.gif

I menat consecutively. I believe "simultaneously" won't be practical unless there is some staff working on behalf of you...what do you say?
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If the contract position is part-time, then one person can certainly do both (I have done part-time contract work while being employed full-time -- things like family life and sleep tend to suffer but as long as it's not for too long, it can be done). Two full-time positions would be problematic.
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Robert Sample wrote:
Two full-time positions would be problematic.

Tsk Tsk Robert, I am disappointed in you icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Dumb Question about the "Job Vacancies"
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Hi Anuj,

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Is it legal or government impose something on you?
Completely legal (unless i missed some memo).

Figuring taxes & expenses can be an adventure icon_smile.gif

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Dumb Question about the "Job Vacancies"
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Aren't there usually conflict of interest issues that have to be addressed?
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Aren't there usually conflict of interest issues that have to be addressed?
Potentially, i suppose. . .

A couple of my own "rules" to help control this are:
1. To not have a part-time client that in any way competes with another client.
2. Never use one client's resources (computers, networks, phones, etc) while working on another client's requirement.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:56 pm    Post subject:
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Robert Sample wrote:
Two full-time positions would be problematic.
Yep, even if the part time jobs can be problematic if the work-locations are are at distance - I'm facing it here... icon_cry.gif ..but yup, I do agree with Expat..icon_biggrin.gif
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Thanks Dick but I must earn enough to come under the slab of taxes first..this recession ...uff..!
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