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Subject:RE: What's MS Experience worth on your resume? From:"McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> To:"Milan Davidovic" <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 1 Aug 2008 12:18:23 -0400
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> Subject: What's MS Experience worth on your resume?
> Just saw this posting over at the STC Forum:
> and it got me wondering whether having experience working for MS in
> itself could make him a more attractive candidate, or what ways he
> could use it to his advantage in looking for other work to fill in
> those 100-day gaps.
Are there no workarounds that he could use?
Does Microsoft (or any other big company) create projects that last only
265 calendar days (or whatever lesser number of working-days that works
out to...)? Or do they just have big projects into which they slot one
contractor after another?
What would the US employment and taxation rules say about the guy having
a corporation that would hire him (who co-incidentally was the
major/only share-holder) for 100 days out of every year, and that
corporation would contract to provide writing services to Microsoft when
he wasn't working directly for Microsoft itself...?
Tax man discourages that sort of thing?
On a different-but-related note, how persuasive is recent, successful
Microsoft working experience, when one is applying to Microsoft after
100 days away from them? Does one tend to slide easily back into an
existing project when one's successor-contractor is ready to depart? Or
does one start over and fight for the job like anybody off the street?
(in Canada, and a staffer, not a contractor, so I'm just curious how
the other half lives)
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