Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 15:55:48 -0400
Reply-To: Justbrilliant <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Justbrilliant <justbrilliant5@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: Contract employment
I am a long time Business Manager for a well known SAS consulting firm, (not
Medfocus). I would have to ask why your friend wants to leave his
seemingly secure position that is sponsoring him, for a position that can
only last 18 months? Is he tempted by the money? Or is he tempted by the
career growth? Or is he tempted by living in Indiana?
Tempted is the operating word. There is a large difference between tempted
Medfocus needs to probe him more, these questions must be answered long
before a resume is sent, a interview takes place or a job offer is made.
The only things I can honestly tell you about Medfocus is;
They rule the Eli Lilly business.
They sometimes overpay consultants to take positions at Eli Lilly.. (not bad
until the contract is up)
They seem to never give up.
They are sometimes a little creative.
Green Card sponsorship is tricky in the consulting business. The cost of
processing is going up. I think Medfocus does a credible job on this.
Your friend should not have a problem.
Good luck !
I hope your friend finds satisfaction with consulting ! After he gains
the experience at Lilly, hopefully he/she can work for me !!
"rpresley" <rpresley@GMCF.ORG> wrote in message
> SAS-Lers knowledgeable about contracting agencies,
> A foreign born friend is contemplating moving to a new city to take a
> contract position with Med Focus. He is pursuing permanent residence
> with his current employer. He desires a change of location and the Med
> Focus offer is tempting. He has been told verbally that Med Focus and the
> company (Eli Lilly) will assist him in obtaining his "green card".
> Do any of you have experience with Med Focus? What are your impressions?
> Do any of you know about the assistance this contracting company will
> in obtaining a "green card"? Do any of you know what assistance Eli Lilly
> will offer him in obtaining his "green card"?
> Because he does not wish to tip his hand to his current employer, who
> monitors this list, please send replies to me.
> Thank you for your time and assistance.
> Rodney J. Presley, PhD
> Director of Data Analysis
> Georgia Medical Care Foundation
> 57 Executive Park South, NE
> suite 200
> Atlanta, GA 30329-2224
> 404-982-7592 fax