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Let this cup pass by
So, I've decided to let this contract go past. A variety of reasons, but ... well, the major one being that it's a short time scale, and a bit of a complication with getting contract release - I thought (and so did my colleagues) that it was essentially immediate, but there seems to be 3 weeks notice built in.
We're still clarifying that, but either way it makes 'start friday' unrealistic.
There's also the questioning of the term - 3 months is not enough to get a place to call home, which'd leave... well, basically still indeterminacy, and 'another 3 months'.
Might be doable, at some point, but a month off is definitely in order first, not least because it overlaps Whitby.

There's a lot to think about if I go that route - from what I've seen of the market, most 'contract' stuff can run into years, but does so in small increments, and so.... well, would require finding a 'base'.

Anyway. Defer everything for a month, and see how it looks for November.
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jorune From: jorune Date: September 27th, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
It will certainly give you more time to psychologically unwind.
mister_jack From: mister_jack Date: September 27th, 2010 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
From my point of view, as a contractor, if you're not comfortable with a 3 month contract you shouldn't be looking at contracting. Being a contractor means being disposable at short notice. It means being willing to hop from place to place, and comfortable that you have the ability to do so.

While the other factors you mention are fair enough, I think if the inherent indeterminacy of contracting bothers you, you shouldn't be looking at contracting.
sobrique From: sobrique Date: September 27th, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, the question is always 'how much does it bother me'. I mean, there's no sense being afraid of being afraid, right?

But it's mostly that at the moment, getting sorted with where to live is quite a high priority. I think. I'll see what comes, and go from there.
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