Is it true that East Kent now has the highest density of pharma consultants per capita in the world?
Actually the pharmas have been lying people off for so long now that there isn't anyone left to do the work. I work in another big pharma abbreviated with three letters and you have no idea how much contracting resource we are using. More than employees.
The funny thing is, there maybe a large amount of consultants in the SE, but who are they going to consult for? there will only be about 600 people left at Pfizer so hardly anyone to consult for. They better prepred for some long commutes.
So where do you suggest would be the best place to live then? Cambridge maybe but it's pretty crap for anything other than work. M4 corridor, not on a scientists wage. Midlands, no work. South west, no work. The US, mmm. The knee jerk reaction is to try to do something on your own when you've run the gauntlet with big Pharma and been run through. Give the guy a break who wants to have a go without sucking the corporate cock again. You know most people will fall back in line at some point but give them a break for trying. Ultimately you know someone else pulls the strings with your career unless you do it yourself and no amount of self justification will convince you in the early hours that your job is anymore secure than the next guy. As a wise man once said 'Shy Bairns get nowt'.
There is a premium for a "British" accent, even if they are offering the same BS.
And which British accent is that?
Surely they'll be sharing lunch in the Air China business lounge!
A few around the East Midlands too. Mostly trying to sell 'knowledge' everyone else already has - but a few who really were ahead of their time and have useful views to pass on but were stilted by process driven managers. Must be similar in the SE. It's the maverick ideas that will produce real change and new, profitable working practises.
What's both amusing and sad is that when many people get made redundent they set up as a consultants seeming to do what they did prior to redundency, expecting the industry to want their services .... many of these "consultants" don't convey a clear message about what they have to offer which is unique and "must have" ... doesn't just apply to Pfizer ... I have seen it with folks from other companies
of course, it's on the rumour mill.
Is this a rumor???
Yes,I know of at least 5 'consultants' groups set up by the ppt scientists. It's a good way to blow your redundancy money.
Some of them can make some money, most of them will not be able to get any cash in at all. These are non-jobs.
Yes, and not one of them has worked on a product that has got to market. This is why they are currently unemployed.
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