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Fixed term contracts...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by silver75, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. silver75
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    silver75 Big Ron

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    [Jun 25, 2007]
    Seen a couple of jobs I like.. interesting and better salary, but one is a 2 year contract and the other is 3...If you were in a stable job (that lets you abuse the internet all you like) would you quit it for a another even though its 3 year tempory job but with better salary etc? Anyone done this and then ended up on the dole at the end of the contract? I NEED answers!
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  3. ScoobyA4
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    ScoobyA4 ding dang do

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    i left a secure job (if there is such a thing) in March and went contracting (similiar to what you are thinking). this is a 4mth contract and coming to an end 31/07. am flapping now about getting another role...

    change is great! how happy are you at your current place?
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    That's kinda what I've done, going contracting, but the terms of my contracts are more likely to be 6 months, so for me three years seems a pretty long "temporary" contract, but I guess it depends exactly what you'd be doing. If you perform well could there be the possibility of having an extension/renewal or going permanent?

    It's corny, but sometimes you have to grab hold, take control and make things happen for yourself. Take some risks I say, go for it.
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    silver75 Big Ron

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    not really unhappy just really bored need a change

    possible one year extention, thing is I have signed on twice before and never ever want to have to do that again :sadlike:
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    arthurfuxake Controversial & Contradictive

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    I've been contracting for 10 years now, and even though the jobs I've taken on have all been 6 month contracts, I've never worked for them for less than 2 years. I started my current contract in 2002 as a 6month contract, so sometimes "fixed" isn't.
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    Biglockie Aye you know it makes sense

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    I've been contracting for ten years now and the only time I wasn't working was when I took six weeks off when my daughter was born.

    Some of my contracts have never been longer than four weeks, it depends on what you doin I'm in engineering
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    ScoobyA4 ding dang do

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    4-6mths i believe is the average time for IT contracts!

    depends on skills and the sector you're working in.
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    [Jun 25, 2007]
    im a cis sub contractor chippie, some times we contract 4 2-3 months sometimes 6, i like the change all the time, does enter my head , where i gona b in 6 months, but u just keep eyes n ears open.........
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    [Jun 26, 2007]
    been contracting for the last year or so after the last 15 yrs being permanent........i'll never look back tbh :icon_thumright:
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    I'm in Public Sector, our organization runs on contractors and consultants
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    [Jul 9, 2007]
    Did you go for that job then Silv?
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    Nickynibbles Damn it where's 7th gear when you need it?!

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    I get bored in a job after 2-3 years anyway so would suit me to the ground having that kind of role, you just gotta be prepared ready for when one contract is coming to an end you've already got an offer on the table for the next, start looking a few months before the contract is due to end & you'll be fine.
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    nah! :)

    not enough pros and too many cons for me

    thanks for all the comments though :icon_thumright:
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