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

Subject: RE: when is it ok to leave a contract job?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 13:27:03 -0400

Have you told the company that you're dissatisfied and itching to do
more?

Either way, I hope that "Becca Price" is just a pseudonym. You wouldn't
want this very public post to follow you indefinitely.


-----Original Message-----
From: 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.




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