Job Opportunity: Y2K Readiness Trainer : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

The following ad appeared in last Sunday's edition of the Honolulu Advertiser: TO APPLY: Send resume with ID# and salary history, names & phone numbers of 3 work rel. references & copy(ies) of diploma(s) &/or certificate(s) to qualify for position to the Dir. of Human Resources, RCUH, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall D-100, Honolulu, HI 96822. EEO/AA Employer.
Hawaii SBDC Network (HBDC). Part-Time (20% FTE). Duties: The Y2K Readiness Trainer is responsible for the design, marketing, delivery, and reporting of the SBDC Y2K readiness training program consisting of 16 half-day training events on Y2K assessment, computer systems, embedded systems, and contingency planning throughout the State of Hawaii. Requires: Bachelor's Degree. and one (1) year experience in training. Computer knowledge, especially Y2K problems involving hardware, software, embedded systems, and social implications. Knowledge of small business comptuer issues. Knowledge of effective marketing techniques for training events designed to reach the small business community. Ability to develop curriculum on Y2K issues. Ability to work to a predetermined timed line. Excellent training skills and written communication skills for report writing. Valid Driver's License. Inquiries: Kathy Hammes (808)974-7330, Closing 8/26/99. Min. Sal $533.40/mo. @20% FTE.

Just though some might see both the humor and pathos of this ad.

-- Mad Monk (, August 25, 1999


It's ads like this that create a need for Y2K Personal Shoppers.

-- Brooks (, August 25, 1999.

500 buck a month...

are they out of their collective freakin' jelly sacs!!!????

this is a bad dream, please wake me up!

with 3 months to go... the hiring process takes 8 weeks probably...

ye gods!

-- Andy (, August 25, 1999.

Let's see -

Design (curriculum on assessment, computer systems, embedded systems, and contingency planning): 40 hours

Marketing (brochures, flyers, PSAs on radio): 40 hours

Delivery (16 1/2 day events @ 4 hrs/event): 64 hours

Reporting (Pre- and post-implementation reports and bi-weekly status): 40 hours

Total: 184 hours (minimum)

Assume 4 months (Sep-Dec) @ $533.40/mo, you make $2133.60, which nets out to a little over $11/hour.

Yeah, they'll be deluged with resumes...

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), August 25, 1999.

A $15.00/hour (part-time 20% FTE)employee with a bachelor's degree is probably all they need at this late stage. A training course for small businesses that includes teaching Y2K assessment in September or October could consist of "kiss your assets goodbye".

-- RUOK (, August 25, 1999.

This is so sad it's funny! The Clueless take to the Classifieds.

It's really going to be bad, folks, cuz the humanimals are stoooopider than we imagined in our worst scenarios ....

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, August 25, 1999.

I'll lay 10 to 1 odds they get at least 10 applicants! Any takers? I mean, college isn't always a hot bed of reality anyway. More like a tanning bed, if you ask me. Been there, done that. " Valid drivers license required" ROTFLMAO

-- Michael (, August 26, 1999.

Hey y2k pro you'd be perfect if it wan't for the DUI...


-- Andy (, August 26, 1999.

You supppose thats where Decker went and he has already been found out and fired?


-- Taz (, August 26, 1999.

If I find out more, I'll post an update...

-- Mad Monk (, August 27, 1999.

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