RE: when is it ok to leave a contract job?

Subject: RE: when is it ok to leave a contract job?
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Becca' <becca -at- di -dot- org>, 'tech2wr-l' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 17:14:15 +0000

Becca,

You *could* always tell them you need more to do. If you like these guys, try that first.

Also, if you were told you'd be doing A, B, C, and D, but you find you are consigned to doing only E, then it might be time to start looking around.

If the scope of the job you signed up to do has changed for the worse, don't feel guilty about looking around for something worth your while.

If you have that gnawing doubt in the pit of your stomach, listen to your instincts.

Craig

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From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Becca
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 1:12 PM
To: tech2wr-l
Subject: when is it ok to leave a contract job?



I just started a contract writing job - it's supposed to go through October - March.

At the interview, it was implied that I'd be developing procedures - actually getting to write them. As the project is shaking out, however, I won't do any writing at all, only some (light) editing and (heavy) formatting to put things into a Word template. And since the template we've spent the last few weeks developing will be given to the people who are actually writing the procedures, mostly what I'll be doing could be done by someone a few steps above a clerk/secretary.

I started the job on October 8. So far I've been lucky to spend 20 hours at work, and that mostly checking my email and reading blogs, because they're not ready for me yet. They *may* have more for me next week, or maybe the week after that. But again, I was told pretty definitively in the last meeting I was in that all I'll be doing is ensuring that the formatting is correct, even when the work does start coming in. (we have a hard deadline by March, so I anticipate February will be very busy)


Is it kosher to start looking for a new contract, this early in a project? and if so, should I even mention this current project on my resume?

i should add that the company I'm contracting for has spent a lot of time in my first 2 weeks training me - marketing, and a clinical discussion (this is a medical devices company) and regulations (that have no effect on my work, but do on our general field)... I hate to leave so soon after they've invested so much in me, but... lordy, I'm bored.


 
Regards,


Becca
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