Re: contract vs. captive

Subject: Re: contract vs. captive
From: Denise Lystad <lystad -at- LYNDEN -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 14:26:03 -0700

I guess my experience is the opposite. I came to my current company as a consultant
with no intention of switching jobs. However, when the client company offered me a
position, I jumped at the chance. In my nine months there as a consultant, I had
had the unique opportunity to observe the company, get to know the employees, and
find out the good and the bad. I knew just what I was getting into and that this
company was exactly where I wanted to be. It's been over four years now and I have
never regretted my decision for a minute, even though I had been very happy in my
previous job.

Denise Lystad
Lynden Incorporated
Seattle, WA

Suzette Seveny wrote:

> What a coincidence! August 19th was my three months as a captive as well. And
> I cannot agreet with you more - the jury is out. I made the decision to do
> this because this company is offering me the opportunity to learn a lot of new
> skills, as well as an entirely different type of business (retail vs. financial
> products). I'm well paid, but still making much less than I was as a
> contractor. Plus I have no deductions/exemptions anymore. I hate the commute,
> "captive" is a good word - they expect me to be here every day all day.
> After almost four years of freedom, lots of work, good money, etc., I feel like
> a child again, having to ask permission to leave early, feeling guilty when I'm
> late, etc.
> Money was a good motivator as well - now that I'm a wage slave I don't feel as
> "driven" as I used to. I have to constantly remind myself of my reasons for
> making this decision, and make a serious effort to stay committed to my long
> term goals/objectives.

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