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

Subject: RE: when is it ok to leave a contract job?
From: Phil Rosenkranz <phil -dot- rosenkranz -at- co -dot- yakima -dot- wa -dot- us>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 10:47:18 -0700

It would be nice if you could bring in a subcontractor with the 3 minutes of needed training, at a considerable amount less than your rate.


Phil

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From: techwr-l-bounces+phil -dot- rosenkranz=co -dot- yakima -dot- wa -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+phil -dot- rosenkranz=co -dot- yakima -dot- wa -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Becca
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 10:33 AM
To: Cardimon, Craig; 'tech2wr-l'
Subject: Re: when is it ok to leave a contract job?

I ask them daily for something to do. I do like these guys, and (as I said) they've invested quite a lot into me in training, so I'd feel bad about leaving, but yes, I was expecting to do A, B and C, and now it looks like all I'll do is C - and I could teach someone in 3 minutes how to do what they're having me do.

so yeah, I may start looking around again.

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Regards,


Becca


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> 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>
>Sent: Thursday, November 1, 2012 1:14 PM
>Subject: RE: when is it ok to leave a contract job?
>
>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
>
>-----Original Message-----
>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.
>
>
>Â
>Regards,
>
>
>Becca
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References:
when is it ok to leave a contract job?: From: Becca
RE: when is it ok to leave a contract job?: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: when is it ok to leave a contract job?: From: Becca

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