September 05, 2006
GIS Interns needed at $11 hour??? Come on, get real!
I had to laugh.. well actually, its kinda sad... I just ran into an ad for a GIS intern (proficeint with ArcGIS 9.x, geodatabse knowledge etc...) and the hiring county is actually offering up a whopping $11 hour for the lucky candidate. I have no idea how someone is supposed to live in Ann Arbor Michigan on $11 hr let alone cover EDU costs etc... but really, $11.. is that what an inntern is worth? Geesh... I made more (much more) babysitting a plotter on one of my first internships way back when. Of note, the job ad I saw was just posted and has a closing date of Sept 11 (that's in several days) so obviously the interest hasn't been that great.. for obvious reasons. I think the people at Washtenaw County need to open their wallets a bit wider anad maybe take this a bit more seriously. Are any of you working for $11 hr for a countyas a skilled GIS Analyst... I sure hope not!
Posted by Glenn Letham