Is there such a thing as an On-Call IT Contractor (in Los Angeles area)?
May 5, 2014 11:24 PM Subscribe
I'm helping my friend grow his small business. Things are going great except that we're at the awkward stage where we're too busy for me and the ops manager to handle the internal IT and Web stuff anymore, but can't quite justify hiring someone to take it over full time.
I'd like to hire someone to be our on-call IT guy. Pay them a small retainer, and get billed by the hour.
posted by Anoplura to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It's 2014. There are tons of other businesses that are in the same situation. I'm guessing that someone has already started such a business - with a snappy name, and sans a vowel or two. Unfortunately, such a business seems impervious to Google. "IT" "contractor" "on-call"? I haven't figured out a useful way to search for what I'm looking for.
We're in Pasadena, and I have a lot of CalTech connections, so plan B is to post an ad there and find a student who wants to be our on-call help for a couple of years for extra money. I mention this because this seems like a better idea than a Craigslist ad or Elance or anything like that.
...and because I have this nagging feeling that someone has already got exactly the solution I'm looking for - and that I've heard of it, but can't remember the specifics