[Dclug] [Ma-linux] The Recession is over for Geeks!
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Tue Jun 2 22:45:21 EDT 2009
Agency Clearances are not "Real Clearances".
This discussion is about DoD Clearances...Secret and above.
And Greg, I beg to differ. There are MANY jobs out there that say
"Clearance Required". Most companies will NOT hire you without one.
Today it's all Instant Gratification; few companies have any patience.
I had a big argument on the DC Sage group not long ago, and many people
who HAD clearances and who worked for companies couldn't understand why
it was such a bad thing not to clear their own people.
Pretty hypocritical for them to worry about their own cleared people
leaving, but yet accept people cleared by other companies.
Yes, I am sure that SOME companies WILL clear people. But Very Few.
greg pryzby wrote:
> It depends on the contact. If you have the skills they need and don't
> have a clearance, at this point companies (depending on lots of
> circumstances) are willing to get you cleared.
> jecottrell3 at comcast.net wrote:
>> They are easy enough to get, but you need to find a sponsor. But since
>> they take time to process, few companies are willing to hire people
>> without them.
>> They all see to want to cheat and get people who are already cleared.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Alan McConnell" <alan at patriot.net>
>> To: jecottrell3 at comcast.net
>> Cc: linux-pe at tux.org, ma-linux at tux.org, dclug at calypso.tux.org
>> Sent: Monday, June 1, 2009 5:34:44 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
>> Subject: Re: [Dclug] The Recession is over for Geeks!
>> On Mon, Jun 01, 2009 at 06:29:19PM +0000, jecottrell3 at comcast.net wrote:
>>> Unfortunately, what they forgot to mention is that them geeks will
>>> need clearances.
>> True enough. But they are easy to get these days, from what
>> I hear from friends who've gotten them almost automatically.
>>> P.S. And of course, they just might not decide to give them to
>>> people who lie down on the pavement while distributing
>>> seditious pins :)
>> <G> All compliments gratefully accepted! But -- even if I
>> weren't long retired -- my chances for getting a security
>> clearance probably vanished about fifty years ago. ("No
>> bragging, Alan!!")
>> Best wishes to all,
>> Alan, who hopes that Jim will soon join linux-pe
> No virus found in this incoming message.
> Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
> Version: 8.5.339 / Virus Database: 270.12.46/2143 - Release Date: 05/30/09 05:53:00
More information about the Dclug