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      I am looking to bring on board a couple of perl programmers to help launch Flying Car Television. It was suggested to me that I use, but I cannot agree to one of the rules for posting there. Update: It has been pointed out that perhaps I should mention that I am looking for people willing to work for company stock rather than cash.

Wait... let me get this straight... you want quality programmers to work for stock in a company that may or may not be worth anything, and not get paid in cash?

This is shades of a job I had where they told me "well... there's no bonuses here, but we give you options instead" At the end of my employment with them my 50,000 options were worth a whopping US$75. That works out to a penny and a half a piece.

There is a truck in my driveway. It ain't a turnip truck.. and I haven't fallen out of it lately...

I wouldn't take an offer like that. I don't think that the kind of talent you want is going to either. I'm willing to be wrong, but then again....

Let me give you some sage advice: get some funding, and hire your programmers. If you can't get the funding to be able to afford salaries for staff then maybe you need to reconsider your business plan. I honestly don't mean to be harsh, but I for one have already been burned once in my life by a poorly funded business with an business plan that didn't make sense to investors, and I wasn't the only one. I would hate to see somebody here at PM who hasn't my experience get burned as well. This is a bad time to be unemmployed.

Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg

In reply to Re: Seeking Programmers. by blue_cowdawg
in thread Seeking Programmers. by SkipHuffman

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