I was just on the HireNet Hawaii website (www.hirenethawaii.com) and searching for computer related job postings. After searching their site for computer and mathematics jobs, the first posting listed is from a company called PRTech which is some how connected with PacRim Marketing Group. Here is the job description:
Involved in the programming aspects of web-based projects in the areas of ecommerce, online registration, e-mailing, survey systems, online reporting and analysis tools and development of other proprietary web based applications for Asian end-users -- Japanese, Korean, or Chinese. Write programs and database integration for web applications, online forms, directories, online reports and other store and retrieve applications using ASP, ASP.NET and SQL database. Development and technical integration of web based programming elements with XHTML design elements, XHTML design templates, formatting, layout and configuration, and troubleshoot reported problems and bugs in web-based applications, identify problem source, debug an directly resolve the issue or coordinate with other programmers
Experience with ASP, ASP.Net, Java Script, XHTML, CSS Stylesheets, SQL Server 2000/2005, ADOBE Dreamweaver, Visual Studio 2005, Database Experience Required.
Their site says they want someone with a BS. in CIS or CS with 2+ years experience. Now for the pay they are offering ... drum roll please... bpbpbpbpbpbpbpbpbpbp....... $7.75 and it seems per hour...
Am I living in the wrong place? Things like this make me ashamed to say I live in Hawaii. I mean come on now even a bagger at Safeway makes more than $7.75/hr. That is just ridiculous, shameful, and down right appalling.
Your not in Northern California any more.
There's an old saying, "if you don't ask, you don't get." It applies to both the buyers and the sellers.
There are a lot of folks who assume that if your looking you will take anything. I see these kinds of things on CraigsList. I have friends who tell me their plans to hire interns, give them a place to live, access to a car, food, a tiny stipend of $100/wk, and the possibility of a bonus at the end. Have them develop iPhone apps for them.
That said, there are some real gigs out there if you look.