* Posts by wscull

4 posts • joined 22 Mar 2018

Royal Bank of Scotland IT contractor ban sparks murmurs of legal action


In my experience (permanent employee now but 12+ years as a contractor), the contractors normally do the work the permanent employees want to avoid, which is often times the dirty work critical to keeping things working (as opposed to the high-profile, career-building new initiatives and projects).

Chase off all the contractors, and 6 months later at most companies you'll be begging them to return back to fix everything - even at double the rate.

Excaberating this is the tendency of contractor to be less than enthusiastic regarding documentation (why document when it just makes you easier to be replaced/not be renewed?) and the low prioritization of documentation in daily operations which makes swapping out highly technical human resources a significant challenge.

Antagonize your contractors at your own risk! Of course the gov't has no clue about such effects - perhaps they'll notice when their own IT breaks......

Hey, you've earned it: Huawei chucks workers a £219m bonus for tackling US blacklist


Re: Ericsson and Nokia are also Chinese

Isn't this really about who has access to any potential backdoors in the 5G systems? The US want US suppliers like Cisco because they have the backdoors from them; and they don't for Chinese suppliers like Huawei. So ban Huawei and push US suppliers.....

FedEx fed up playing box cop, sues Uncle Sam to make it stop: 'We do transportation, not law enforcement'


Re: It's ridiculous

The US Govt has a plan? Thats a good one! Its not really a real government, with thousands of positions having gone unfilled. The only semblance of a plan is to destroy government as we know it and to sow as much chaos as possible - and the citizens and companies trying to make a living will pay the price, as this example shows.

That long-awaited Mark Zuckerberg response: Everything's fine! Mostly fixed! Facebook's great! All good in the hoodie!


Re: "Don't worry Folks, everything is fine"



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