RE: wisdom from freelancers

Subject: RE: wisdom from freelancers
From: "Sharon Burton" <sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com>
To: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 08:08:42 -0700

When I knew I was going to divorce 2nd husband, I sought out a calm, boring
year long contract. I knew I could easily do the work and the pace was not
crazy. I had benefits for a year thru 2nd husband, while the divorce

I knew that I was going to need calmness in part of my life while I got him
out the door and the divorce final.

Your mileage may vary. Mine was a messy and ugly divorce, which I saw coming
and tried to plan accordingly.


Sharon Burton

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Behalf Of Dana Worley
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 8:04 AM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: wisdom from freelancers

On Tuesday, October 21, 2008, nerfherder320 -at- comcast -dot- net wrote:

> Job A: 1 year contract gig, expecting an offer this week,
> maybe tomorrow. I
> Job B: Interviewing Thursday for a permanent job with an arm of
> the federal government. I'm pretty confident I'll get an offer,
> but it's early yet.

If I knew for certain I would get Job B, and Job A does not pay health care
benefits, given the
personal situation I would go with Job B. Health insurances could easily
cost $400 or more a
month if you were to find yourself without benefits. And there's something
to be said for a
secure, less demanding job in times of personal stress. Also, once you are
in the "federal
system" you might be able to eventually move to a higher paying, more
challenging position.

I think your best move at the moment is not to make any decision until after
the interview on
Thursday, and if possible, hold off until you have a decision from the folks
at Job B.

2 cents,

Dana W

Dana Worley
Software Product Manager/Manager, Software Support Group
Campbell Scientific, Inc.
Microsoft MVP, Windows Help


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