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

Subject: Re: when is it ok to leave a contract job?
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -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 11:51:17 -0700 (PDT)

I have to say I think boredom is not sufficient reason to quit a job. Been there, done that, got the souvenir coffee mug. I've had the glorified secretary jobs too, more than once. I know it grinds but I think that's also insufficient reason to leave at this point.ÂÂ

If the lack of hours is causing you a financial problem, that's your reason for leaving. I think anyone would be hard pressed to try to argue you into staying in a job that's not paying enough.

If you're getting paid to be there, and the money isn't a significant problem, find some online tutorials in something that interests you and let them pay you to improve your mind.



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From: Becca <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: tech2wr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:11 PM
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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