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Hi,

We have two opportunities on the Hampshire Surrey border.

This is a young, dynamic & friendly company developing high-performance
digital video management systems for use in CCTV and high performance
digital video applications. Managed by an experienced team of world
leading industry professionals, the company plans rapid growth in the
next 3 years.


SOFTWARE ENGINEER     32-45K,
Experience in some of the following areas is required
MS Visual C++ programming, MFC, Direct X, Image/Video and audio
compression Image analysis experience , Audio/Video Playback and
Synchronisation, Wavelet compression, H.263, H.323, XML, Networking
protocols TCP/IP, UDP, MySQL or SQL application knowledge, Understanding
of PC architecture, System knowledge of Windows 2000


SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER 40-50K,
This senior position requires intellectual ability to lead as well as
setting an example in achieving deadlines and delivering to tight time
scales. Clarity of thought, ability to solve complex algorithmic
problems are essential requirements. Primary essential skill, Hands on
experience in developing Device Drivers for Windows 2000 environment for
PCI bus devices Preferably for video & audio devices Windows 2000 DDK
knowledge

Experience in some of the following areas is required
MS Visual C++ programming MFC Direct X, Networking protocols TCP/IP, UDP
Video and Image processing background, Understanding of PC architecture
Device Drivers, System knowledge of Windows 2000 ,Video compression
algorithms


Both roles:- Opportunity to join pension scheme after 3 months of
service. For high achievers, opportunity to participate in technology
bonus programme significantly boosting earning potential; total benefits
package (3 to 8K per annum)


Please reply to snipped-for-privacy@hrsconsulting.co.uk with your CV

Regards
        Chris
Chris Hills                             The Team for SW, HW, Embedded and  
HRSconsulting                           real-time contracting & permanent
+44 1278 751 705                        Engineering staff
www.HRSconsulting.co.uk

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Neither of them for embedded stuff but never mind:

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Oh... I just hate words like "dynamic" in job ads. Do you mean
they'll be gone tomorrow?

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I haven't lived in the UK for some years now but from what I
hear of the cost of living there those salaries sound rather low
for the skill level required or am I just out of touch?

Mike Harding


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You are out of touch, they are very attractive salaries.

Leon


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To who? Unless things have gone down hill there. I was on a salary of
40k in 1988 just before I left. At that time the house I bought for 55K
in 1986 sold for 98k in March 1989, and was advertised last week at
247k. how the hell can anyone afford a house there? Even if most of them
are identical looking boxes.

Al


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someone who needs a job.

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They have,  Yes these salaries may be less than what was available
in 1999, but in the current market for an engineering position they are
good salaries (if they are genuine!)

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Then you weren't an engineer were you?
In 1989 before I returned to contracting IIRC  was on 21K, that was a
very good salary for a senior engineer.

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They can't.  Nearly all of that increase from 100K to 250K has happend
in the last 4 years,  During which joininmg salaries for engineers have gone
down 20%.

tim


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They are.

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I worked for the UK office of a US corporation as Managing Engineer
Systems Division. A corporate wide hands on engineering role, rather
than a management role.

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In 1997 when I last went back the house was valued at 70k, the market
had taaken a dive. Yet purchasing seems out of reach of first time
buyers, especially, yet rents, when I last looked were horrendous. Given
the mass sell offs of council housing I can't imagine how you can get by

Al


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Well hooray for you.

Those of us uncomfortably close to reality know that salaries of 40 to 72%
of house price are rare.

Reality here is more like less than 20%.

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WE CAN'T! Even if we have jobs!

Mortgages are typically 3 or 4 times salary maximum.

In practice, houses have always cost over five times my normal salary.
And that's as an engineer with two degrees.
God knows how the average person manages it.

The housing market is like a nightmare chain letter driven by human greed.
Houses now cost way more than their materials, but we all scrabble to join.
:-<

Houseowners rejoice but they are usually no better off when they have to
move.
It's not so much an increase in real wealth as a decrease in the buying
power of money.

Maybe us engineers will eventually have to move to India to get the work
outsourced by short-sighted Western countries.






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I think it will eventually come full circle and we will all end up
working in call centres for far eastern manufacturers.

You are right about UK house prices. If you own a house it is supposedly
worth more, but the next house you want to buy is also that much more
expensive. And if you live in an area with low prices and have to move
to a "popular" area....

It's either that or living on the street though. Wouldn't be surprised
to find some engineers there.
--
Tim Mitchell

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In Japan, land is so scarce and population so high that mortgages are passed
on to children.

Britain will end up like that one day.

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I would live in a tent but it would only save a few K.

Plus one still needs a place to cook, ingest and expel food,
wash, and a computer with net connections.

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Buddy can you spare a job?

<sound of tin rattling>





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You make me so pleased I moved to Australia 10 years ago :)

We've had a bit of a house boom in Melbourne recently but you
can still buy a very nice 2 bed unit (small house) with a postage
stamp garden, 50 mins drive from the city centre for A$150k or
UKP57k. In the country towns around 2 hours drive from the city
you can buy a family house for anything from A$130k upwards.
Not sure if it's true but I heard the government was selling off
housing in Swan Hill (Vic) 4 hours drive from Melbourne for A$10k!
Mind you there's damn all work in Swan Hill.

Mike Harding


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<rummages around in money sock>

Ker-ching!

Great, I'll buy one and telecommute!

Sod the garden, I'll be indoors designing circuits.





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It doesn't matter much where you live in this game though Mike. I've
thought a few times of taking up these land giveaways. 5k for half an
acre, all utilities, and guaranteed mortgage to build your own house.
Just bring a family along. Quiet lifestyle (except for the monthly
B&B's), almost totally crime free. I do like the beach though!

Al


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On Wed, 29 Oct 2003 21:12:32 GMT, onestone

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Like you, I'm on the verge of heading bush. Just one
little chook who doesn't seem to want to leave the nest,
sometimes I wonder if he _ever_! will :)

I think that to live more than about two hours from the city
you really need your own products(s) rather than purely
contract and/or development work. I've found customers
tend to forget about you if you're a distance out. To my
surprise, city based Aussies seem to think two hours from
the CBD is somewhere near Tannant Creek!

My ideal would be sea views from the back of the house
and country views from the front - an achievable goal in
Oz :) But I'll probably just end up deep bush somewhere
in Vic or SA or NSW. We should get together for a drink
sometime, when there's not 1000k between us :)

Mike Harding


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Ah yes, I too dream of adventure down under, exploring some deep Australian
bush.

All I need is a nice Aussie lass with a map of Tasmania.

If you know of such a lass, do tell them about me.

I'm not quite as spunky as I used to be but I still got some left.


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Next time you feel like choking your chook,
tell him he's not to old to be dingo tucker.





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Yes Mike, it is achievable.
I live in Williamstown (pop. 1,000) on 6 acres surrounded by wooded hills
and vineyards.
A long way from the sea, though, but then I never was much interested in
salty water.
The drive to work in Adelaide takes 45mins.

Tanya



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I have a 15 year old still at school, and a 22 year old+girlfriend who
have taken up permanent residence, + my 20 year old daughter and baby
about to move in, hence we need more space.

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I'm heading that way. my accident put a stop to me contracting. I work
in short burtss, with bed rest between, clients don't like that, or the
fact that I can't readily travel to meet them. I've been working up a
few of my own designs and expect to start seeing a return by the new
Year. Actually have a LOT of interest from the US. My moving plans are
longer term, I hope to buy early in the new year, but spend around a
year having the place remodelled, I'm not in a rush.

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Sounds like a plan. There are plenty of places within an hour of
Adelaide that give you affordable bush/beach/land scenarios, but
Adelaide is just a quiet country town compared to Sydney and mebourne.

Al


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That was always the case.

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This is the same everywhere, just to different degrees I suspect. the
more cosmopolitan the area you live in the worse it gets. Two years
after I left Sydney the house I had lived in was sold to 'developers'.
There are now 32 houses on the site. each of them fetched over 200k,
just 50k less than the original cost of the property.

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I'm planning a move soon. My 4 bed single story, with views of the local
beach, bought for 105k in 1996 (about 37k at the time) will fetch
around 260k with little or no work on it. With that I'm aiming to move
further out onto a 7 hectare property with a boutique vineyard, larger
house and even better views. Other peoples drive towards the city and
suburbs is working in my favour. Eventually this will all have to end,
but this move is probably my final one anyway.

There will probably be a massive crash, like the depression of the late
20's, very soon, I plan to be retired and self sufficient by then.

Al


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They can say "Alright, carry on renting, I'm not reducing my price"

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It just ain't going to happen.

We really need the government to make it a crime to lend money to people who
are bad risks and are highly likely to end up paying exorbitant amounts of
interest.

They can call it what they like, I know a damn loan shark when I see one.

If the mortgage lenders _do_ know exactly what is going on, then they have
no scruples.

If they _don't_ know, then they have no brains.

Either way, they should not be lending out other people's money!

I'm also fed up of seeing adverts for loans to people in debt.
Or "Thinking of dying soon? Get an over-fifties plan!".

Banks might be motivated to change their ways if people threatened to
withdraw their money until they investigate these self-certified mortgages
and withdraw them if found to be fraudulent.

Otherwise we are just lending money to banks to push up prices of the houses
we are saving for!

Banking is NOT a respectable profession.




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These require low level programming and device drivers. Also a good
understanding of PC hw that you are less likely to find on the PC
programming groups.

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No. They are a solid company that have been around a couple of years and
are expanding.

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Yes. You are a bit I am sad to say.

Regards
        Chris

Chris Hills                             The Team for SW, HW, Embedded and  
HRSconsulting                           real-time contracting & permanent
+44 1278 751 705                        Engineering staff
www.HRSconsulting.co.uk

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