[Novalug] OT: Baiting Beltway Bandits [was: What is your "Linux admin IQ?"]
novalug at soupy.org
Sun Oct 4 19:54:55 EDT 2009
On Sun, Oct 04, 2009 at 07:26:43PM -0400, Tux Subscriber Dave Aronson wrote:
> American Dave <novalug at soupy.org> wrote:
> > Security clearances are formalities. Most places that
> > "require" them are perfectly willing to sponsor them.
> Er, sort of. IF they have profitable uncleared (or lower-cleared
> work, if you have a lower clearance) work for you to do while the
> clearance "bakes", and they don't need the cleared spot filled
> immediately, then yes. However, this combination does seem to be a
> rarity. In the vast majority of cases they'll happily pay a premium
> for someone with a clearance already.
Er, yes really. :) You obviously want to get value from your pony
freshly hired with no clearance, but quite often he or she does nothing
approaching profitable. They suck up tax Dollars and wax poetic all day
long while asking someone cleared to let them use the bathroom. There
is this chicken and egg scenario where you want someone to have spent
the money to clear you a pony, but quite often it's you that pays.
This is the norm, albeit with exceptions. Few would have a clearances otherwise.
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