Career Suggestions

Subject: Career Suggestions
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- AXIONET -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 20:42:06 -0500

For some reason, my career advances seem tied to major holidays. Last
year, I got my big break on Christmas Eve. This year, on New Years' Eve
I've had an offer of full employment,

This is the third or fourth time I've had the offer from a place where
I've worked as a contractor, but this one is extremely tempting.. I'd be
doing original and challenging work. I've have control over most of my
work. The location is convenient, the company informal but
business-like, and I'm very compatible with the people I have to work
with. Benefits and salaries are good, too -- almost embarrassingly so.
Moreover, I feel it time for a change in my life.

However, I've been a contractor for the last two years, and, before
that, I was a contract instructor at a university for seven years. So,
while I'm pleased and flattered to get the offer, I'm hesitant to take
the plunge,

Oh, I know that even a full-time job might only last a few years. Yet
I'm almost evenly divided on the question of whether to accept the offer

If anybody on the list has quit contracting to work full-time, I'd be
interested in hearing about your experience. Do you regret the change?
What sort of things did you look for in making your decision?

Fortunately, I've got two months of my initial contract before I have to
make a choice. But, as you can see, I've already got plenty to think

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
(bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com) (604) 421-7189 or 687-2133 X. 269

" He is a lonely man and his pride is that you will treat him as a proud
man or be very sorry you ever saw him."
- Raymond Chandler, "The Simple Art of Murder", or

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