Afterhours consulting for former employer?
March 1, 2012 1:05 PM Subscribe
I just put in my 2 weeks notice to my current employer. I am their IT department. Should I offer after-hours consulting? What would that really even entail?
posted by anonymous to work & money (19 answers total)
For the last 4 years or so I've been basically the IT guy for my company. That means all the backoffice processing, reporting, monitoring, etc have been coded by me. I've also handled most sysadmin duties. After a recent company-wide paycut due to decreased customers/cashflow, I started looking around, and got an offer that's a bit higher than my current salary, and cuts my commute from over an hour to approximately 15 minutes. My boss actually pushed the owners to restore my salary ahead of everybody else, but I just can't take the volatility, and the shorter commute is too attractive.
I do like the people here, for the most part, and I would hate to leave them in a lurch. I like to think that my code is pretty well documented and I'm going to spend most of the next 2 weeks documenting processes and overall architecture, but an entire system like we have is pretty overwhelming. So I was thinking about offering to help out some during after-hours while they transition to somebody new. Some extra spending money is definitely a motivating factor too.
Is that a good idea? How would that even work exactly? Has anybody else done something like this?