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i want to be a consultant

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  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    I just got a job offer.... but i turned it down cuz i'm a pussy :cry2:


    60 bucks a fucking hour. thats 3 times my salary....

    but its a damn contract :cry2: why can't i find a job like this that is long-term?
     
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    well, can you do it non full time?

    its kind of hard to give up job security, ESPECIALLY with a mortgage and all
     
  3. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    60 beans an hour is 120k a year, which means i'll gross 60k in 6 months.

    so technically, i CAN afford, to work for 6 months, and look for another job for the next 6 months....
     
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    Untill you work a month and they decide they don't like you or someone happens to find someone 'better'. Then they can your ass without thinking twice because you're just a consultant.
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    Haha or they'll can him if he fails a drug test :p :p :p :p
     
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    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    Consulting is great work. This is why they pay you so much more because there is NO job security. :p But, those kind of jobs are easy to find. I say go for it, consulting for a few years. Thats how I landed full time where I'm at now, was consulting for them. It can work out. :) SACK UP! :p
     
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    yeah, i can pick up a consultant job pretty much anywhere, but i like where i am too much to leave.
     
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    didn't you just start yesterday?
     
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    I've been a consultant for 8 years. It used to be easy, now it's tough. I'm seasoned and know the game like the back of my hand, and because of that I'm top shelf pussy for these consulting firms. If you're a noob though , you run the risk of them totally fucking you. If this position is serious I can push them to $80 an hour. Because at $65 an hour they are charging $100-$120 for you.

    Do you also realise what a haul Greenwich is for you ? It's 2 hours for me each way. Tack on another 1.5 hours for you. That and with the WRX you'll need to fuel up daily.

    I wouldn't go to Greenwich for less than $45 an hour - and that better be a tit job.

    Believe it or not, you're in prime area for consulting. All the gigs are in Hartford these days. I can hook you up with a contract for $45-$55 an hour easily. I told you, clown, send me your resume.
     
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    Just curious, are any of you guys .net developers? I've been reading that the market for .net developers is going crazy right now. Kinda considering this for when I graduate.
     
  12. pissedoffsol

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    contract = contract. if you sign for 6 months, you get paid for 6 months, or you take them to court for violating such contract. but it works back at you too-- you really can't quit.

    i'm clean... i would have no problems taking a drug test.

    .net fucking sucks. i hate it.
    visual studio blows
    it creates shitty code thats impossible to read cleanly
    its all stupid controls
    there's better ways to do anything you can do i .net, but corprate america seems to be hung up on paying STUPID amounts of money for SHITTY products and licensing.....

    i avoid working with .net as much as possible.

    /rant
     
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    technically yes, but i have been there since last june :)
     
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    B you hate all MS stuff lol, doesn't hide the fact that .Net shit is in high demand and people are paying very well for people who know this shit.......
     
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    i would learn .net but programming is mindless drivel.
     
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    No, you can get out of a contract at the drop of a hat. You're not the one providing their contract - your recruiter is. They'll get someone else in there. They won't ever talk to you again, but hey if you want to leave you take that into account.

    As far as them getting rid of you, absolutely. The client can come up with anything from incrimination to "I simply don't want him here anymore".
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Before you make a bold statement like that, you should read the fine print of the contract.

    I've seen contracts that were 3 year contracts with (as an example) a 3 month clause stating the employer can let you go at will if they feel you're not doing the job you were contracted to do well enough/to their standards within that first 3 month 'probation' period as they like to call it.
     
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