Evansville, Indiana, USA
Originally posted by Ranjana Rakesh:
Thanks for your reply.
Yes, the the consulting company is in the US.I agree that I will merely be "surviving" if I make 25k/yr in the US. But I have been an unpaid intern so long and I have been looking for a break to get my first full time job in the US. From that point of view, it kinda makes sense for me to grab on to something to get a foothold and then go from there.
I just want to know what you guys think based on the current market conditions and the uncertainty about future market.
I was wondering if people go thru these small jobs to eventually land in their dream job..
Originally posted by shay Aluko:
I think, absent any better offers you should go for it and give it six months.You probably need at least 40k/year to live above poverty level especially on the East Coast. After six months just start looking for another job and if you don't have a certification , get one to boost your resume.
"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."
Originally posted by John Fontana:
My gut feeling tells me to stay away from it. It sounds like a very opportunist sort of a scam...they don't even guarantee that you will get work after you complete the mimum wage training program. (Which are probably real projects the 'school' is getting paid for.)
Perhaps unjustifiably cynical, and maybe it is something not tangible that tells me it is not a good idea.
The secret of how to be miserable is to constantly expect things are going to happen the way that they are "supposed" to happen.
You can have faith, which carries the understanding that you may be disappointed. Then there's being a willfully-blind idiot, which virtually guarantees it.
Sam Tilley SCJP, SCWCD