Getting some on the side
May 13, 2010 12:58 PM Subscribe
What's the best way to reassure my boss about my various part-time freelance projects?
posted by the foreground to work & money (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I work full-time at a great, very small firm where I am a key employee and see myself there long-term. One of the reasons for this is that my job gives me enough time to pursue other projects. I have recently started to ramp up my freelance part-time activities (in a number of non-competing, although related fields) and part of that includes marketing myself more aggressively, including creating a personal web site and some limited advertising.
I am not so much worried about asking formal permission but more of how to let my boss know while reassuring him that I still see my future with the company. Have you done something similar and how did it work out? Are there any other risks I am not thinking through here? My main goal is to be able to relax about my freelance gigs while not changing the solidity of my position at my current company in any way. Thanks!