Re: Freelance, contract part-time

Subject: Re: Freelance, contract part-time
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 14:28:53 -0400

On Wed, 20 May 2015 13:42:49 -0400, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

I'm concentrating on small firms that haven't ever had a writer and may never have enough work to hire one full time. A few years back I did a year at one of those big corps that had fired en masse and replaced with contractors, and I don't ever want to do that again if I can avoid it. Not because it was a bad gig for me, but because it was a real downer working with the remaining direct hire employees and seeing how bad their morale was. Only take a contract like that if you're really hard up or you're the kind of person who enjoys watching starving people in a famine zone trying to survive by eating grass,

I tried working for a company with that problem and discovered I could accomplish nothing at all. Turns out one of the "remaining" people was busy sabotaging the computers that were being used by the contractors. I lasted two weeks. One my last day I'd found someone from another department to look at my machine, and he said, "This machine's hosed! No wonder you can't do anything," but by then it was too late.
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