MORE INFO: Any $ Tips about going Contractor to Perm in Same Firm?

Subject: MORE INFO: Any $ Tips about going Contractor to Perm in Same Firm?
From: "Robert B Kennedy" <bobbykennedy44 -at- home -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2001 23:23:17 -0500

Dia, Emily, Wally, Marilynne, Ned, Bruce, Chris, and Jim:


Here's More:

One of my vulnerabilities is that I've
only been hanging the Tech Writer
shingle for 1 year now (3 intense
and rewarding contract assignments).

BUT, although I've done many things
in the Tech arena that require similar skills
(translating, teaching ESL for business
people, editing, proofing, etc...),
for the "literalists," I'm still a rookie.

THAT said, grossing just over
6 figures now is terrific -- and,
the HR rep (who used the 2/3 rule)
volunteered a baseline of 70k.
ALSO, I'm trying to get a mortgage.
Very hard to get the same quote
on W2's (or 1099's, for that matter).


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Byfield" <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Cc: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2001 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: Any $ Tips about going Contractor to Perm in Same Firm?

> Everybody's experience probably differs, but I suggest thinking
> twice about making the switch from contracting to full time in the
> same company. As a contractor, I have independence, and get more
> respect and more money. If the company likes my work, I have the
> same stability as a full-time worker (that is, none at all). I can't
> think of a single advantage of going full-time.
> Moreover, every time I've made this move, I've regretted it - not
> just because some unexpected calamity has shortly followed, such as
> a major investor pulling out and the last dozen hires being
> terminated as the result, but because I've had a decline in status
> as the result.
> --
> Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com


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