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Alternative to resignation? Want to move but not harm career.

I live in a smallish (Canadian) city an hour outside of a large city. I moved for work four years ago, and for a variety of reasons am feeling an increasing urgency to move back to the Big City. I am trying to figure out ways to do this, weighing my options, and am curious if anyone has any suggestions, or can point out repercussions of each option I hadn't considered? [more inside]
posted by offrecord on May 2, 2014 - 20 answers

Do I ask for a raise?

Do I ask for a raise? My long-term contract is being renewed for the second time, and for the second time on the "same terms", i.e. no increase in my hourly rate. I'm torn between asking for a raise because "I should" - my role and responsibilities have expanded greatly over time - and accepting the offer because, well, I'm not going to leave over this and based on my cursory knowledge of similar positions elsewhere I'm still paid competitively. And I don't want to make a fuss. [more inside]
posted by scribbler on Mar 4, 2014 - 16 answers

Need to back out without burning a bridge!

I need to back out of a project that (thankfully) hasn't started yet--how do I write an email that doesn't sound flaky or weasel-y, and ideally lets me keep my client? [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend on Feb 26, 2014 - 6 answers

Hourly contract rate for SQL in the UK?

I'm an American in the UK and have been hired to do some freelance work for a tech company in Northern England. I'm not sure what to charge for my hourly rate. I am working in SQL, writing queries and turning them into data visualizations for the web (using Ruby and Javascript/HTML). I am very junior, although quite competent at SQL; I'm coming up (and quickly) in the other areas. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2013 - 3 answers

Leaving job after signing contract, but before starting

Hi all, I have a slight problem. [more inside]
posted by aaronjames on Jun 24, 2013 - 6 answers

Spouse working away from family. How does this work?

As you can see from my past posting my husband lost his job last month. In the meantime the jobs he's qualified for are probably not in our area (CT). Chances are after talking to recruiters in his specialty, he will have to take a job in another part of the country - probably south/southwest. [more inside]
posted by lasamana on Mar 27, 2013 - 31 answers

Contract programming position questions.

I interviewed for a remote programming gig recently, and they requested a trial contract before making a final offer. I'd be hired as a long-term remote contractor (year+, 100% telecommuting), not an employee. I have some questions: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2013 - 8 answers

Independent contracting vs staffing agencies

I'm thinking of moving from a contract with a staffing agency to an independent contract. What are the benefits or drawbacks I might have to deal with? I know taxes are different and I'm planning to invest in some software to help with quarterly taxes. I'll be in the same position at the same company, but I'll be representing myself and a staffing company won't get a cut. [more inside]
posted by lockstitch on Nov 26, 2012 - 5 answers

How can I leave now and not later?

I have a very promising general management internship opportunity lined up in the summer. I am currently employed in a secure full-time position however I would like to leave my current job and take a short-term contract position in order to boost my salary and leave a toxic environment ? Would this make sense? If so, how do I go about it? [more inside]
posted by The1andonly on Oct 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Contract Attorney Jobs

What are the best websites for contract lawyers to find work? [more inside]
posted by 3mendo on Oct 1, 2012 - 2 answers

Japan Work/Visa problems

Japan Visa/Work Problems, Cont.: Living in Japan, scored a job as an ALT in Japan that starts in a little over a month; already signed the contract and got my work visa renewed. Just got an offer from a much better paying job that would employ me right away (and would sponsor me). What to do? [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Jul 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Managing your boss

Managing your boss or her expectations [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Jun 30, 2012 - 6 answers

How to tell my co-worker to stop working for free?

How to approach a co worker who is voluntarily working off the clock? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 18, 2012 - 40 answers

I just want people to know I'm employed...

I am starting a long term contract position and am unsure as to how to properly reflect this on my resume/LinkedIn profile - but want to be up-to-date since it's not a guarantee that the contract will go perm. How do I update my resume/profile in this circumstance? I'm new to the world of contracting. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Feb 20, 2012 - 7 answers

How are 1099 contractors different from W2 contractors?

I got a part-time job contracting for a non-profit. Turns out they have me as a 1099 contractor instead of a W2 as I'm accustomed to. What do I need to do or know? [more inside]
posted by never nice on Nov 15, 2011 - 20 answers

Is this staffing agency legit?

Help me decide if a contract staffing agency is legit. Google has turned up nothing. [more inside]
posted by dust.wind.dude on Apr 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Is my Texas non-competition clause too broad?

Help me sign this Texas employment agreement with eyes wide open. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Pick me, pick me!

How do I improve my chances of staying at a temp job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2010 - 5 answers

Business Advice for the Mathematically Challenged

A colleague has asked me to share an office space with her. We are not in the same place financially in our careers. I'm trying to figure out what would be a fair deal for both of us, but I can't seem to get my head around the business logic. Can you guys help? [more inside]
posted by Paris Elk on Sep 1, 2010 - 21 answers

Health insurance options for independent contractor?

I'm considering leaving my full-time job to become an independent contractor. What are my health insurance options? [more inside]
posted by weederman on Jun 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Contracting without a contract

Is the lack of any formal contract normal when starting contracting work for a contracting firm? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Jun 11, 2010 - 7 answers

Soon to be college grad doing IT consulting? That's either a great idea or a terrible one, and I have no idea which.

How does somebody break into professional consulting, especially IT consulting? How do you get clients? Should I even do it? [more inside]
posted by icebourg on Jan 26, 2010 - 8 answers

How much notice do I need to give? (France, fixed term contract)

How much notice do I have to give at work? I'm in France, and my contract lasts 1 year. [more inside]
posted by handee on Nov 18, 2009 - 3 answers

How does one get into the business of writing stories for video games?

Tell me what I need to do, or which bums I need to kiss, to write a storyline for a video game. [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Jul 8, 2009 - 15 answers

Lots of Overtime = How Much Free Time?

What should I do about my accrued overtime? [more inside]
posted by Strumpf Marionette on May 26, 2009 - 17 answers

Where to find freelance web work online?

I'm a web developer and have been working the same job for 9 years. Recently, due to challenging economic circumstances, I've decided to start looking for freelance work to supplement my income, if not replace it. Are you a freelance web developer or designer? If so, where do you go to find work online? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Mar 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Yay! I'm a contractor! Now what?

I'm being asked to do a freelance project and I have no idea what I'm doing! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2009 - 12 answers

How much do PHP developers in NYC get paid?

What's the going rate for a PHP developer in NYC? [more inside]
posted by defreckled on Sep 9, 2008 - 9 answers

This could be my first break as a web contractor!

Help me land my first web dev contract! [more inside]
posted by Null Pointer and the Exceptions on Mar 31, 2008 - 5 answers

Work for myself, or the man?

Should I go back to work for the huge corporation, or stick it out and try and work for myself? [more inside]
posted by splatta on Mar 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Please help me resolve this mess I made for myself at work.

Please help me resolve this mess I made for myself at work. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2007 - 5 answers

Find my MySpace design guru?

Where can I find a good contractor to design/build/bling/update my promotional MySpace pages? [more inside]
posted by scrawlyman on Aug 31, 2006 - 8 answers

What percentage of the profits should I be asking for?

Through a mutual friend, I've been approached to develop the back end of a website. My compensation for my work will be a percentage of the profits this website brings in. I have no idea what percentage to ask for, or what's fair. [more inside]
posted by cgg on Jul 22, 2006 - 15 answers

How badly have I messed up my taxes?

I earned 12,100 total income this year. All 1099. Have not made any estimated payments. How bad is my tax situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2006 - 18 answers

Help me break my bonds of temp-slavery.

Can I break a temp-agency contract to work full-time? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2006 - 12 answers

Questions....

I signed a contract to work for six months with a local company. That job starts in mid September. Now, another company wants to interview me that pays more and is closer to home. [more inside]
posted by PHINC on Aug 30, 2005 - 12 answers

Contract termination repayments

If a contractor terminates a job with a client before 100% of the work is completed, and has been paid a portion of their fee up front, is the contractor obligated to return the portion already paid, or a portion thereof? [more inside]
posted by Jesus Fucking Christ on Apr 19, 2005 - 8 answers

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