Job of the week

There are an unknown number of spreadsheets and macros that have embedded network drive paths or server names. Each will need to be checked, alterations made and testing undertaken.”

Please tell me they mean to do this with a tool not manually!

Option 1

scanning/auditing tool – 500

2 dev days 2000

total cost 2,500 job done

Option 2

less experienced dev through agency

3 months (of mind numbing error/omission prone busy work) @ 300 per day (200 to dev 100 to agency (kaa ching))

Total cost 18,000 job mostly done, probably.

Bearing in mind it was on a well known job site and not some freelancer website I think I know which it is.

I guess someone could take it on, do the job in a couple of days with use of (a self funded) tool, then spend the rest of the 3 months doing something more fun.

It doesn’t say if the role is in one of the many unstable financial institutions – if so, I think I’d be wanting payment in advance. One of my mates suggested he was going to start looking for payment in gold or fine art. I’d do the above job for a Banksy.

Have you seen any interesting jobs recently?




4 Responses to “Job of the week”

  1. JP Says:

    Ctrl-H in the VBIDE: priceless


  2. jonpeltier Says:

    JP – Download MZ Tools. It’s an add-in for the VBIDE, it’s free for VBA and VB6, and it does a lot of things better than the native VBIDE.

  3. JP Says:

    Thanks, I’ll check it out.

  4. Simon Says:

    I wouldn’t code without it.

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