RE: transition from contract to full-time

Subject: RE: transition from contract to full-time
From: Pam Mandel <pmandel -at- nimble -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 13:01:59 -0800

> For those of you who have gone from contract to
> full-time, what sort of advice could you give me as
> far as pros/cons of each, negotiating contract vs.
> salaried pay, benefits, and so on.

When they asked, I told my employer my contract billing rates and then let
them make me an offer. I didn't tell them much more about my situation, but
I was billing quite high (for me) at the time and it felt like the right
thing to do. They didn't really seem to know much about how much a
contractor can earn and this was in my advantage. (Mind you, I BEGGED them
to take me as a contractor and went full time only because I didn't want to
miss the opportunity. I'm sorta sorry, but that's another story about why
contracting is better for me, personally.)

I would not have hesitated to ask for more than I was offered if it had been
too low. I think that often there is room for negotiation if you don't blink
first, Subsequent hires here have proven this to be true.

My .02 over the initial offer...


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