AUSTRALIAN web developer Tom Riddle says he is set to make more than $100,000 a year, despite being laid off.
Key points:Mr Riddle said he had been offered more than 20,000 hours of work by Australian firms on his resumeIn September, he was laid off from a Sydney software firmThe former developer is seeking a new job in Australia with a salary of $70,000A new employer has offered to help Mr Riddle with the transition, but he said he would not accept.
Mr Ridders experience working on software projects had led him to think that the Australian tech sector was relatively well-paid, but was not quite right.
He said he was offered 20,0000 hours of software work on his résumé and that he would be able to make about $100 a day, but it had not come in yet.
“The reason I have been offered this work is that I have done the coding for the Australian company [DigitalOcean], which is a huge Australian software company,” he told AAP.
“I’m a very big part of the team and we are in Australia now, so I have a good chance of getting that work, so we will see.”
DigitalOcean has an online marketplace that lets anyone pay for software work.
Mr Jett said he needed to pay $40,000 to take the job.
“It’s a bit of a shock,” he said.
“When you see it, it’s like ‘oh my god’ when you see the work you’ve done for them.”‘
They just want to get you out of the way’Mr Riddler said he worked on the project from the start, as he was only in Australia for a few weeks and needed to get the coding done.
“We were just in the process of getting the code ready, when we got an email from the company saying they wanted to get me out of their way,” he recalled.
“They just wanted to put some people on the site, so it was just a really big shock.”
The company offered Mr Ridder more than two months to get on the job, and he took it, Mr Riddler says.
“There was a bit where they were just like ‘just put me in the corner and be done with it’, so we were like ‘yeah, fine’,” he said, adding that he had a few months of paid leave, as well as a few unpaid holidays.
“If I was not in the office that long, I would have been gone for two or three months,” he laughed.
Mr Broughton said he wanted to be compensated for all the hours he had worked on his project, but said he could not get the work done.
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