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Old 06-21-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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Have you ever left a permanent, full-time professional position for one that's on a long-term contract? Why, and what were the results? Any regrets?
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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I havent, but I would never, ever do that.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:54 AM
 
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I have and would do it in a heartbeat if the contract position was a 1099 or C2C. There's a lot of advantages of working on a 1099. You have more control over your money. I'm not planning to go back to a full time w2 position for a long while, if ever.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:02 AM
 
Location: broke leftist craphole Illizuela
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I hate 1099 I have to pay extra self employment taxes and am not eligible for unemployment. I filed SS8 against the temp agency.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Cumming, Georgia
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I have done it. Left a very stable career to work as a contractor for 2 years before getting hired in at the same company i contracted for. Did it back in 2000 and it helped speed up my career growth. If the right opportunity present itself, I would do it in a heartbeat.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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I would be a W2 employee, so no worries there.

I usually wouldn't consider it, but I'm starting to feel stuck in my current role. Every position that I've found with my current employer that sounds like a promotion duty wise pays less than I make now. Any position that pays more is few and far between. Considering I'm in my early 30s I have too much of my career ahead of me to run into that type of roadblock.

The contract position is with a global company that plans to relocate a large portion of its workforce to my area over the next few years. So going there could be an opportunity to get my foot in the door.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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The contract position is with a global company that plans to relocate a large portion of its workforce to my area over the next few years. So going there could be an opportunity to get my foot in the door.

That is highly risky gambling your life on what a company "might" do. Id be careful.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Have you ever left a permanent, full-time professional position for one that's on a long-term contract? Why, and what were the results? Any regrets?
Why do I feel like playing Willie Nelson's song Crazy?
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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That is highly risky gambling your life on what a company "might" do. Id be careful.
The business unit still has a large presence here. They'd just be moving more positions to the area - if what I'm being told is true- so the unit's presence would be even larger. Trust me, it's not weighing very heavily on my decision since I can't find concrete evidence one way or the other.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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That is highly risky gambling your life on what a company "might" do. Id be careful.
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Why do I feel like playing Willie Nelson's song Crazy?
And I do feel crazy for considering it because I normally wouldn't. But given the circumstances...
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