Y2K testers needed in Saudi Arabiagreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
[Last updated in February 1999 but site still up]
We are looking for IT professionals for our clients in Saudi Arabia : 01. Qualified Testers for the Y2K projects - diversity in platform and applications.
-- Required at least 2 testers; with the following skill sets: UNIX, C, HP, VAX and TANDEM. Familiar with test plan and test strategies; experience preferably gained in a bank or a large organisation. Of course the skill sets may not all be possessed by one person.02. Procedure writers for the Bank Business continuity and planning - Must have excellent command of the English Language.
--Required at least 2 writers for Business continuity and planning; with 2 years + experience, excellent writing skills, good command of the English language, Banking knowledge. 03. The Security Analyst Bank Business Continuity and Security. . . .
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-- Old Git (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 31, 1999
Oy yeah! Just the place to be during and after rollover. Plus no booze, no women, no porn.
-- vbProg (vbProg@MicrosoftAndIntelSuck.com), August 31, 1999.
vbProg -- except for the booze and sex thing, might be interesting. I saw a thread somewhere (sorry, don't recall) about the Muslims trying to reestablish an honest money system again, and with no usury (interest). (Bankers would have to be partners and take a risk when lending, not merely just renting out money for interest.)
-- A (A@AisA.com), August 31, 1999.
Can't agree with you more. I had a contract in 1991 for 1000 dbl units and 3000 single units in the new oil fields, thank " whoever " they were canceled by the war, don't much like a place where they lop off the offening object.
Glad you made it thru the 'cane!
-- CT (email@example.com), August 31, 1999.
I know several people who have gone to Saudi on IT projects.
The moment they arrived, their passports were taken away. (Supposedly, you aren't allowed to keep it while working there!) Also, the residence and vehicle promised by the broker were NOT furnished; rather, they were VERY MUCH LESS THAN PROMISED.
The Saudi's also treated these people like shit. One IT friend, upon finally having ENOUGH of this treatment, quit his contract, following the exact procedure specified for this contingency. The broker refused to allow him out of the country, and when they finally did, they didn't pay for the return ticket, as the contract specified.
When the contractor got back to the U.S., the broker stiffed him for 3 weeks pay as well.
Doesn't sound like much fun... I think I'll stay here.
-- Dennis (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 31, 1999.
A... aren't the Muslims introducing a new gold coin, and encouraging using gold as the monetary standard as an article of faith? Aren't there kind of a lot of Muslims in the world? If this "catches on" couldn't this have a rather large effect on the price of gold?
But then... I certainly don't know much about gold. Anybody have any more info on this?
They are looking for writers for bankers contingency plans. Hey, maybe they could get that guy who wrote the ABA sermon?
-- Linda (email@example.com), August 31, 1999.
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Small, medium Saudi firms unprepared for Y2K-paper
10:35 a.m. Aug 28, 1999 Eastern
RIYADH, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Small and medium-sized businesses in Saudi Arabia have made little progress in preparing for the millennium computer bug, an industry official was quoted on Saturday as saying. ``Urgent measures must be taken to avert a Year 2000 crisis in the Saudi business community,'' the English-language Arab News daily quoted Abdullah al-Qahtani, a manager at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as saying.
``Despite every effort on our part, the majority of medium and small- sized businesses in the kingdom have made no moves toward achieving Y2K compliance,'' he said.
The computer glitch known as the Y2K problem could arise around the turn of the century because many older computers record dates using only the last two digits of the year.
If left uncorrected, such systems could read the year 2000 as 1900, generating errors or system crashes.
Qahtani said few businesses in the kingdom had made use of a Y2K hotline set up by the chamber to answer questions, provide advice and make referrals.
``Even though the call is free and we are available daily, people don't contact us. We have had only 350 inquiries since the hotline started and these are not necessarily inquiries from businessmen,'' he said.
The paper said that large companies such as Saudi Arabia's industrial giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp (2010.SE) (SABIC), Saudi Arabian Airlines SAUD.CN and Middle East refiner Saudi Aramco had taken steps to deal with the problem.
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-- Linkmeister (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 31, 1999.
Linda: The Muslim gold coin thing is also part of what I recall -- but I still don't recall where.
-- A (A@AisA.com), September 01, 1999.