My company recently hired a developer who used to work at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). This guy had stellar credentials. He had a PhD in computer science. It just so happened that he worked for our customer before. He also had the security clearances we needed. So we snatched him up.
Today my boss told me I could interview another candidate that worked at CSC before. So I was excited. We really need strong developers on our project. I work extra hours, and I still keep falling behind schedule on our contract. Unfortunately the guy I spoke with was a dud. Good thing I did a phone screen interview first.
The thing that caught my eye was that CSC seems to be on the losing end of contract recently. This is causing their work force to be chopped. Their loss is our gain, at least for the good workers. Another buddy of mine was worried that his contract was under recompete, and he feared CSC might not win the work this time around. Let me finish with a positive note for CSC. They just won a $50 contract to support the United States Air Force. The total contract has a base year, plus three option years. My company likes to crush its competitors. But I still hope CSC gets a few contracting crumbs to keep its employees, well, employed.
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