There are only places that cannot currently hire me because I am engaged somewhere else!
Listen to me. I've been doing this for thirty years. I know what I am talking about.
The usual suspects look at Microsoft Project, suddenly realize they have not done any work since the early '80's, then they call a recruiter and ask them if they have any contractors that can start asap.
You can laugh all you want and you're right - it's hilarious! It's also the truth.
The reality is that this planet is so sorry ... guys like me START TO LOOK GOOD. People who show up WITH PANTS ON who know to CLOSE THEIR MOUTHS AT THE END OF SENTENCES start to look good. People who know to wash their hands coming out of the employee restroom are somewhere between Robert Goddard and Thomas Edison in the modern workplace. There is what people say. Then there is what they do. The two things have no relationship.
Yes it is funny. It is absolutely hilarious. It is also true. Research and boots-on-the-ground has verified it with hard evidence nearly every single decade since the end of World War II. It has never registered on the common man no matter how clear it is made and how many times they repeat it.
All meaningful work in the Western world is achieved by
It is not that I am the world's best contractor, best programmer or best developer. The truth is that I am unique because I CAN ACCOMPLISH ANY MEANINGFUL WORK AT ALL. In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
This man explains the subject better than any corporate analyst I have ever met.