Reply to post: Paid for doing f*ck all...

Remembering Y2K call-outs and the joy of the hourly contractor rate

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Paid for doing f*ck all...

1999 I was at Southampton Uni, I'd sometimes babysit for a neighbour who was a contract COBOL developer. I still recall with awe how cushy he had it - a 2 year contract, getting paid over £1000 a day (ludicrous money for the time), and all he seemed to do was go to the office at 9am, print out several hundred pages of code (on a dot-matrix), then head home to "review it"... Must say, all I ever saw him do with it was dump it on the table.

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