Early in my career, an older, wiser, IT Professional told me that there is no such thing as a temporary contract or a permanent position.
Full time positions don’t last forever. Lay-offs and reorganizations are realities that full time employees have to deal with.
Sometimes contracts are extended much longer than expected. I’ve had jobs, that started out as 6 month contracts, last over 2 years.
IT Consulting is not for the faint of heart. You can be let go at a moments notice for things that are beyond your control. Budgets get cut. That’s the way it goes. At the same time, there is a lot more money to be made in consulting. Why not make the most money that you can for your work?
Bret Miller – Owner and Principal Consultant, LMR Computer Services Inc