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

Subject: Re: when is it ok to leave a contract job?
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Becca <becca -at- di -dot- org>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 13:54:41 -0700

The answer is going to depend on the terms of the contract.

Does the contract specify an anticipated number of hours per week? If it
does and you are not getting the income, that's a reason to talk to them
about billing some minimum number of hours per and then letting them either
figure out something to do with your hours or pay you that retainer to surf
the web while you wait for them. Or letting you set their contract aside
if some short term project comes along that you can jump off to do and then
return to them later.

Does the contract specify any penalties for not meeting that hard end
date? If their slip on the front end is likely to impact your ability to
meet the hard end date, that's a reason to talk to them about renegotiating

March is not really all that far off in the future, so there's no reason
why you can't be thinking about what comes next. At least start working
your network to see if anyone has anything in the works that will be likely
to ramp up at that time.

But I really don't think boredom should be the driver here.

Gene Kim-Eng

On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 10:11 AM, Becca <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

> 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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