Re: Consultant vs. Contractor

Subject: Re: Consultant vs. Contractor
From: "John Fleming" <johnf -at- ecn -dot- ab -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 16:52:29 -0700

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Byfield" <bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com>
To: "John Fleming" <johnf -at- ecn -dot- ab -dot- ca>
Cc: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: February 13, 2001 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: Consultant vs. Contractor

> John Fleming wrote:
> > That is one of the nice things about contracting, isn't it?
> > the bulk of the internal politics. It's one of the reasons I
became a
> > contractor.
> Except, of course, that your hiring can be the basis of internal
> politics: one side can be in favor of hiring you, while the other
> side thinks that all work should be done in-house. When you drop
> into this position, you can find people snarling at you the first
> time you meet them. Not a fun situation, believe me.

Yes, but like jail, you know you are out when you've served your time.


John Fleming
Technical Writer
Edmonton, Alberta
email: johnf -at- ecn -dot- ab -dot- ca

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