Sun, 2 Dec 2001 01:00:00 )
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> I just typed "Ada Netherlands" in google, the first link is an Ada job
> opening from June 2001:
Yes, this is the kind of contracting job I was talking about, their client
is located about 400m (that's about 0.3 mile for our US friends) from my
> Dirk Craeynest <http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~dirk/dirk.html> does
> quite a bit of Ada advocacy work in Belgium, may be you should contact
<g> Dirk and I know each other quite well, amongst others I am a former
Ada-Belgium board member :-)
> In the EU in general I don't believe there's a shortage of Ada
> jobs within the traditional areas of defence, transport and aerospace.
None in the Netherlands I'm affraid. The UK is still possible, as is Germany,
although they too prefer east-european contract labor. If you subtract cost of
living and taxes in the areas concered from the income, it's not an incentive
to relocate to another country...
> ACT Europe also shows some clients on their site.
As a former ACT Europe employee I am aware of those.
> I'm doing Ada 95 using GNAT with support at work in the BNP Paribas
> Equity Derivative Research team in Paris and I'm well in the six digit
> EUR income figure, but that's banking and (unfortunately) not the
> typical IT industry income :).
Actually, I've spend 9 years working for international banks so maybe thats
why I consider the typical $40/hour before taxes for contracting too low to
give up a good paying regular job.
-- Jerry van Dijk | email: [log in to unmask]
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