Almost 1 year later since my last post, but it’s time to talk ! Let’s start with 1st topic, which ‘s CEO Vs. CEO.
and here’s the story :
2 weeks ago, I got a call from a friend who’s CEO of one of biggest 2 IT Companies in Alexandria. this company use .NET technologies. and here’s the call:
Hi Mahmoud, how are you ?? I need senior PHP Developers for Full-time job for one or 2 months.
So, the requirements as follow :
1- Senior PHP Developer
2- Full time
3- job duration (1-2 months)
from my point of view, it’s impossible to make the 3 requirements.
The weird thing that he didn’t asked me , can you handle this task ?? what about outsourcing it to you ?? do you know anyone who can handle it ??
Here’s what I know about this company from some ppl in the market and ppl working there :
1- They’re about (Masha2 Allah) 25 developers.
2- Most of them are .NET and they just established new PHP Department.
3- Their salleries are not good at all.
4- THEY THINK that there’s no good developers any more !! and they examed about 150 developers and they all failed !!
5- Sometimes they’ve restrictions in hiring new people ( they must be Computer science or passed by ITI Training program or something similar )
6- When you visit there, you feel yourself in bees cell !!
Ok ?? done with 1st CEO ??, now take a breath !!
2 days later from 1st CEO call, I got another call from the CEO of the 2nd biggest IT Company in Alexandria (Yes I’m Lucky all calls from CEO :D) . and here’s the call :
2nd CEO : Hi Mahmoud, how are you ?? we’ve a job and we want to outsource it to you, ….. (Job Details)…… , how much will it cost
ME : $600
2nd CEO : Ok, let’s say $1000
ME : No, $600 is enough for me, and I’ll be satisfied
2nd CEO : No, we can’t sign a contract less than $2000, so we’ll get the half and you the half
ME : Ok, No problem, Bye.
at this time I GOT A BIG SHOCK !! 90% of the people am dealing with would say Mahmoud, Please do it for $500, Although they’ll take $3000 !!
This company, has it’s name in the region, and now starting to get it’s name bigger worldwide.
Here’s what I know about this company from some ppl in the market and ppl working there too :
1- They’re about (Masha2 Allah) 25 developers too.
2- They’re using open source technologies, mostly Ruby on Rails.
3- Their salleries are good.
4- They’ve no (education) restriction about hiring new people.
5- When you visit there, you feel yourself in fun house !
Now, the story ends. and only my thoughts remaining…