got this in an email today:
Since the stimulus money is for “shovel ready” projects, I wonder if [our client] can get some of this for technology upgrades? I would think that updating their antiquated hardware/software would be a pretty quick way to spend some of the money.
Have they mentioned anything to you?
no. and unless they’re using a jack-hammer and a shovel to renovate the datacenter, I pray to God that they didn’t think computers and networks were the “shovel-ready” stimulus this was designed for.
this might just be the final straw — I don’t know how I can work for a firm so at-odds with my personal beliefs.
[this should go without saying; but no references to my employer here, please.]